Date: July 20, 2010
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, firstname.lastname@example.org
PNC Collaborates With Veteran's Center of Northwest Indiana
Westville – Purdue University North Central now hosts the staff of the Veteran's Center of Northwest Indiana on its Westville campus. The Center will offer free counseling to eligible veterans and their families. This Center is part of the community-based programming offered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.
Services provided by the Vet Center are also available to qualifying non-students as well, including PNC staff, faculty and members of the community. This collaboration represents a mutual commitment held by the Vet Center and PNC to serve veterans and their families and to provide opportunities for their growth and success.
Vet Centers are offered nation-wide and Centers stand ready to act as a support to all veterans returning from battle and authorizes counseling for men and women. Vet Center staff respects the privacy of all veterans and hold in the strictest confidence all information disclosed in the counseling process, except as required by law.
The Vet Center services offered on the PNC campus include: individual counseling, group counseling (based on need), couple and family counseling, benefits information and spouse and significant other support.
The Center will make referrals for services within VA and or community for alcohol and drug assessment, sexual trauma counseling, community education, liaison with VA facilities, referrals to community agencies and employment counseling and job referral.
The office is located in the Dean of Students Office suite, room 103, located on the main floor of the Library-Student-Faculty Building. Veterans and their family members who have specific questions about services at this location, or who wish to schedule an appointment with the Vet Center staff at this location should contact Kevin Beatty, counselor/team member of the Northwest Indiana Vet Center at 219-736-5633.