The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced the opening of a new Vet Center in North Ogden.
The VA Vet Center Program was established in 1979 and its Centers provide individual and group counseling for veterans, service members, and their families. Veterans can also count on bereavement counseling, sexual trauma counseling, and help with substance abuse. Rep. Bishop (R-UT) offered the following statement regarding the opening of the new community-based Vet Center:
“It’s about time northern Utah’s military veterans have convenient access to the care they so rightly deserve. Veterans make up one of the most resilient and noble portions of our society. As a community, we must have their backs. The opening of this Center in North Ogden represents our commitment to supporting vets even after their days in uniform are done.”
BACKGROUND: For over a decade, Rep. Rob Bishop has been unrelenting in his commitment to see a Vet Center in northern Utah. Starting with a letter to then VA Secretary Jim Nicholson in 2007, Bishop continued his efforts, alongside the veteran community, through 8 subsequent acting and confirmed VA Secretaries and 3 administrations.