Striving to ensure local veterans and their families are receiving the benefits to which they are entitled, Reps. Karen Boback (R-Luzerne/ Wyoming/Columbia) and Gerald Mullery (D-Luzerne) hosted the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Mobile Veterans Unit at the Wright Township Municipal Building on Tuesday, July 30, from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m.
“I encourage our veterans and their families who have questions about their benefits or programs to take advantage of this service and make sure they fully understand all the assistance that is available to them,” said Boback. “These services are the least we can do to help support our local heroes.”
“I’m pleased to work with Representative Boback to bring the Mobile Veterans Unit to Mountaintop,” said Mullery. “Caring for our veterans is an American issue that cuts across party lines.”
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs operates this mobile center to reach veterans in underserved areas. There are several mobile vet centers in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States.
Some of the services provided at the center for veterans and their dependents include:
Individual, group, family and bereavement counseling.
Assistance in applying for VA benefits.
Employment counseling, guidance and referrals.
Alcohol and drug assessments. The mobile center features a
38-foot mobile counseling center, two private offices, satellite communication and Internet service with the VA Medical Centers, and video conferencing and tele-health capabilities. It is also wheelchair accessible.
Local veterans are encouraged to stop and meet Joseph J. May, counselor of this mobile center, to take a tour of this facility and learn more about the services it offers.
The Mobile Veterans Unit will be in Wright Township on a monthly basis. More information will be forthcoming.
For more information regarding these services, contact Boback’s offices in Sweet Valley at (570) 836-4777 or in Tunkhannock at (570) 477-3752.