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.
- 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.
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 Group
PTSD, weekly Tuesdays 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Please contact Indianapolis Vet Center Director, Ms. Marlene R. Sweet, for additional information and participation.