New Veterans Center Hosts Grand Opening Aug. 18
MESQUITE, Texas - The new Dallas County Vet Center in Mesquite, Texas will hold a Grand Opening Celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. commencing at the Mesquite Arts Center located at 1527 N. Galloway Avenue and then proceeding to the Vet Center’s new location at 502 W. Kearney Street, Suite 300. The ribbon cutting will take place at the new Vet Center in Mesquite with a reception and tours to follow.
“The Dallas County Vet Center in Mesquite is a premier facility designed to provide quality readjustment services to Veterans who have served in a combat theatre,” said Stoney Greene, Dallas County Vet Center team leader. “These services include individual, group, and family counseling as well as treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), bereavement, and victims of military sexual trauma. Vet Centers also conduct community outreach activities.”
The new Dallas County Vet Center is approximately 3600-square feet, including two group rooms and several offices that can be used for readjustment counseling. The Vet Center has a well-trained core staff, (many Veterans or combat Veteran themselves) comprised of social workers, counselors, and an administrator. The center uses research-supported treatment methods designed to improve and help sustain the quality of life for Veterans, their families, and significant others during the readjustment process.
The Dallas County Vet Center in Mesquite is open Monday- Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 pm. Evening and weekend hours are available for those unable to schedule services during the week day.
There are three other Vet Centers located in North Texas – in Dallas, Fort Worth and a new facility in Arlington.
Established in 1979, the Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center program operates a system of 271 community-based counseling centers nationwide with approximately 29 more to open by the end of the year. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the veteran or family.