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Posted on: February 12, 2018

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs “Vet Center Community Access Center” Opens in Loudoun

Image of ribbon cutting at Vet Community Access Center
The Martinsburg Vet Center and Loudoun County Government announce the opening of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ “Vet Center Community Access Center” in Loudoun County. The facility is located at 751 Miller Drive, S.E., Suite E, in Leesburg.  It provides mental health services to veterans, active duty military personnel and their families.

In 1865 President Abraham Lincoln promised, “To care for him who shall have borne the battle.” The Veterans Affairs Vet Center Community Access Center is working diligently to keep that promise by providing conveniently located easy access to care in Loudoun County.

“We would like to thank the Loudoun County Government for providing invaluable resources in this endeavor, said Dr. Heather West, Martinsburg Vet Center Director. “It is our honor to provide the best possible readjustment counseling services to our veterans and service member clients.”

In November 2017, Loudoun County signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide office space in a county-owned facility beginning in 2018.

“The new center provides our veteran community in Loudoun with a location that is much closer than other centers in the region,” said Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis J. Randall. “As the daughter of a veteran and as a mental health therapist, I understand the value of the services available at the center and appreciate the partnership in increasing access to VA services.”

The Community Access Center offers a broad range of free services for veterans, their family members, and active duty military personnel, including readjustment counseling provided by licensed clinicians who assist veterans and their families with all mental health needs, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), marriage/family therapy, military sexual trauma, substance abuse, anxiety, and depression. In addition, counselors assist with the unique socioeconomic issues that face the veteran community.

Appointments at the Vet Center Community Access Center can be made by calling 304-263-6776.

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Pictured above:  Local, state and federal officials gathered to cut the ribbon on the new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Vet Center Community Access Center in Loudoun County. From left: Mecca Hall, Office of U.S. Senator Tim Kaine; Steven Combs, Deputy Commissioner, Virginia Department of Veterans Services; U.S. Representative Barbara Comstock; Virginia Governor Ralph Northam; Dr. Heather West, Director, Martinsburg Vet Center; Donald Loren, Assistant Secretary Operations, Security, and Preparedness, Veterans Administration; Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall; Michael Fisher, Chief Officer, Readjustment Counseling Service, Veterans Administration

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