Holliston recently gave a warm welcome to a new veterans counseling office located at the Holliston Town Office, 1750 Washington Street. The Holliston site is the newest Community Access Point offered through the Worcester Vet Center, and offers free and confidential counseling services to eligible veterans and their families. The CAP is open Mondays and Thursdays by appointment.

 

For more information on the CAP, please call 508-753-7902.

Vet Centers are part of a nationwide program administered by the U.S.Department of Veterans Affairs to provide readjustment counseling, military sexual trauma counseling, and bereavement counseling to veterans and their loved ones. This Community Access Point offers increased accessibility and convenience for local veterans in the Holliston and greater MetroWest region. The goal of CAPs is to help ease the transition from post-war readjustment to civilian life.

To learn more about vet centers and about other veterans services available through area vendors, please view the footage of the open house event, provided by HCAT.

Counseling and Other Services Provided at the CAP

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Marital/family counseling
  • Bereavement counseling
  • Substance abuse information and referral
  • Employment counseling and guidance, job referrals
  • Spouse/significant other groups
  • Veteran Benefit assistance and referral
  • Community education and referrals to community agencies
  • Liaison with VA facilities

Eligibility

  • War Zone Veterans
    • Vietnam War 2/28/1961-5/7/1975
    • Korean War 6/27/1950-1/31/1955
    • WWII 12/7/1941-12/31/1946
    • Vietnam Era Not in War Zone
      • 8/5/1964-5/7/1975
      • Eligible until 1/2004
    • Lebanon 8/25/1982-2/26/1984
    • Grenada 10/23/1983-11/21/1983
    • Panama 12/20/1989-1/31/1990
    • Persian Gulf 8/2/1990-
    • Somalia 9/17/1992-
    • Operations Joint Endeavor, Joint Guard, Joint Forge
      • Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Operations in Adriatic Sea, Air Spaces over above areas
    • Global War on Terrorism 9/11/2000- 
      • Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Other Eligibility
    • Sexual Trauma/Harassment in SErvice
    • Bereavement Counseling
      • For parents, spouses and children of armed forces personnel who died in service to country