A Mobile Vet Center will visit the UH West Oʻahu campus on a regular basis, thanks to a schedule set up by the school and a local Vet Center.
The Mobile Vet Center visited in late October, and again on Monday, Nov. 20, pulling into the upper courtyard to provide information, answer questions, and handle other inquiries related to navigating the VA process. The large van won’t visit in December while students are off, but will resume its calls in January. The schedule is subject to change, but currently calls for the Mobile Vet Center to arrive on campus on the following days:
- January 22, at 10 a.m.
- February 26, at 10 a.m.
- March 19, at 10 a.m.
- April 16, at 10 a.m.
UH West Oʻahu worked with the Vet Center to get the mobile center to visit the campus because it does not have a VA Center and the university wanted to provide some type of support services for student Veterans. At least 12 percent of UHWOʻs 3,082 students during the Fall 2017 are veterans or dependents of veterans receiving VA benefits. There could be many more Veterans that UHWO is not aware of that are taking classes.
The Mobile Vet Centers of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides readjustment counseling and information resources to Veterans across the country. Like community-based Vet Centers, Mobile Vet Centers focus on services that help Veterans make the difficult transition between military and civilian life.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has Mobile Vet Centers nationally to provide readjustment counseling and information resources to eligible Veterans. The mobile units function like regular Vet Center offices in focusing on services that help Veterans make the difficult transition between military and civilian life. Vet Centers offer counseling on a wide range of psycho-social services to eligible Veterans, Service members and their families.