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New resource center near VA Medical Center brings services to veterans in north valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A brand new Veterans and Community Resource Center in North Las Vegas will fill a void for veterans in the world, and supply a spot to go for households that use the VA Medical Center.

The center opened on Oct. 31, providing services that veterans beforehand couldn’t get until they went to Las Vegas or Henderson. It’s positioned at 3090 E. Centennial Pkwy., simply west of Pecos Road. The constructing is simply east of the Skyview YMCA. Among the services offered:

  • psychological well being and wellness services
  • housing services
  • employment services
  • schooling services
  • monetary services
  • authorized services

Veterans Services Coordinator Walter Lescano mentioned the center centralizes services from neighborhood companions, lowering the steps vital to get assist.

It’s a singular scenario, Lescano mentioned. Although the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center is close by, accessing all of the services veterans want can nonetheless be a problem in the valley. Now, the center is closing that hole.

In addition to close by bus routes that serve the VA Medical Center, a shuttle bus will probably be accessible between the brand new center and the medical center. Route updates are at the moment underway and can take impact in the approaching weeks. The comfort might assist some vets and their households. “We noticed that veterans were camping out waiting for appointments in the parking lot,” Lescano mentioned. Now, they’ll have a spot to go, socialize and revel in whereas they wait.

Mental well being is among the many most necessary points to tackle for veterans, and simply getting assist could be a large step for a lot of veterans. Lescano mentioned the center will present one-on-one assist that they really want.

Access to computer systems is offered on the center.

Lescano is a U.S. Navy veteran, a hospital corpsman when he was in the service. He mentioned the services are offered by organizations together with the Department of Veterans Services, Goodwill, U.S. VETS, the Salvation Army and plenty of extra approaching board because the center continues to ramp up.

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