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Veterans Outreach Project

Published on: 8/28/2013 9:08 AM
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Background

Santa Clara County Mental Health Department understands that Veterans have experienced hardship and trauma, and deserve to receive culturally competent services. Some Veterans are not receiving needed mental health services, either due to barriers such as stigma, cultural appro-priateness, and lack of resource knowledge; or ineligibility for Veterans Affairs services or other community Veterans Programs.

Mission

The mission of the Veterans Outreach Project is to provide outreach, referrals and peer support to Veterans in our community. Veterans who have barriers to access care, and/or who are in vulnerable and high risk life situations will benefit from support such as outreach, education and peer support in accessing mental health and other needed services.

Values

Regardless of discharge status, service experience and personal background, all veterans deserve to receive culturally competent mental health services for their willingness to sacrifice their life for our country.

Coming home from service in the Armed Forces is not a "pick up from where you left off" situation. Feelings such as detachment, depression, suicidal thoughts, fear, panic attacks, anger, nightmares and family and social concerns can all be part of the transition back home.

For Support Please Contact: (408) 792-3900