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Veteran Health Indiana

 

Indianapolis Vet Center

Vet Centers first opened in 1979 (Indianapolis in 1980) providing services to Vietnam era Veterans. Begun as “storefront” community-based counseling centers, Congress initially intended this program to operate for two years. Due to overwhelming success, the program was extended and continues to expand. Congress passed legislation expanding readjustment counseling benefits to all war zone veterans. In 1993, legislation was enacted to improve health care services, priority counseling for sexual trauma/harassment to Veterans of all wars, all conflicts, and all eras. Wars are different. Attitudes and homecomings change.

Vet Centers offer common ground for men and women who served our country during war. You can take advantage of our experience, service, and community networking. We are ready to help bring you and your loved ones home from war.

Services are FREE to eligible Veterans. Currently, there are no time limitations for services or programs.

  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Sexual Trauma Counseling
  • Marital/ Family Counseling
  • Bereavement Counseling
  • Liaison with Veteran Affairs
  • Career and Occupational services
  • Information and referral services
  • Community Education

SEXUAL TRAUMA/HARASSMENT COUNSELING
Provided to men and woman who experienced sexual trauma or sexual harassment while serving in the military.

BEREAVEMENT COUNSELING
Provided to parents, spouses and children of Armed Forces personnel who died in the service for their country.

CONFIDENTIALITY AND PRIVACY
Vet Center staff respects the privacy of all Veterans. We hold in strictest confidence all information disclosed in the counseling process. No information will be communicated to any person or agency without written consent from Veterans, except in circumstances averting a crisis (Privacy Act, 1975).

WAR ZONE VETERANS

WORLD WAR II – 7 Dec 1941 to 31 Dec 1946

AMERICAN MERCHANT MARINES – in ocean going service during the period of armed conflict, 7 Dec 1941 to 15 Aug 1945

KOREAN WAR - 27 June 1950 to 27 July 1954

VIETNAM WAR - 5 August 1964 to 7 May 1975

LEBANON – 25 Aug 1982 to 26 Feb 1984

GRENADA – 23 Oct 1983 to21 Nov 1983

PANAMA - 20 Dec 1989 to 31 Jan 1990

PERSIAN GULF - 2 Aug 1990 to date to be determined

OPERATIONS JOINT ENDEAVOR, JOINT GUARD, JOINT FORGE-(Bosnia/Kosovo)

SOMALIA – 17 Sept 1992 to date to be determined

GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM – 11 Sep 2001 to date to be determined

 

Current  support groups

PTSD, weekly/Tuesdays 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Keith Watts, LCSW Readjustment Counselor (317) 988-1609

Contact

Melanie Harris
Director, Indy Vet Center
8330 Naab Road, Suite 103, Indianapolis, IN 46268
317-988-1604

Hours of Operation

Monday  - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Tuesday  - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Wednesday - 7:00am to 7:00pm

Thursday - 7:00am to 6:30pm

Friday -7:00am to 4:30pm

Saturday - 7:00am to 2:00pm (1st Saturday monthly only)

Sunday - Closed

Fax number: (317) 988-5566