The Department of Veterans Affairs had promised to increase access to Readjustment counseling services in the Helena area and surrounding communities through the creation of a permanent Vet Center Outstation in Helena. It has become reality, the new location will be staffed full time by one permanent readjustment counselor as well as an outreach specialist.

Senator Steve Daines:

“Our veterans deserve the best care possible, close to home and without delay. Rural veterans face a higher suicide rate – and it’s welcome news to see the VA prioritize our rural veterans.” Daines stated. “This new Helena Vet Center is an important step forward in halting the tragic issues they face and will provide our veterans with the care they need.”

Rep. Ryan Zinke:

“I’m happy to see Helena-area veterans and active duty Guard and Reserve members will have greater access to readjustment counseling with a permanent Vet Center Outstation. These centers provide much needed services to help ease the sometimes turbulent transition from soldier to civilian. I still believe the VA has a lot of work to do to get on the right path but I’m glad to see they are upping their efforts to expand care in Montana.”

To find out more about available Vet Center services in Helena call 303-577-5205.