WATERVILLE — The YMCA of Greater Waterville plans to host a mobile vet center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at 126 North St.

Services such as counseling for combat veterans, military sexual trauma survivors, and bereavement counseling for families who have lost a loved one while on active duty will be available.

Counseling services for the National Guard and Reserves and Coast Guardsmen also will be available.

The primary focus is to introduce veterans to the Vet Center program and assist them with enrollment into VA health care. The Vet Center also connects veterans to local and federal benefits that they may not be aware of, according to a news release from Chris Nordenson, grants manager, Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA of Greater Waterville at the Alfond Youth & Community Center.

“While families across our community experience food insecurity, veterans who served in the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are twice as likely to be food insecure compared to the general population, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs,” said Ken Walsh, CEO, YMCA of Greater Waterville. “We are excited to collaborate with the VA Mobile Vet Center this Veterans Day week to not only show appreciation to our community’s veterans for their service, but to ensure they are connected to resources they may need for their own health and for the well-being of their families.”

All veterans will be able to use the facility for free for the entire week of Veterans Day, Monday-Sunday, Nov. 7-13. Discounts are available to all veterans and their families.

For more information, contact Nordenson at 207-859-1408 and [email protected].

 

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