FEDERAL WAY, WA (March 27, 2018) – There are an estimated 110,000 post-9/11 veterans in Washington state and of those individuals, approximately 10,560 have experienced trauma related to their service, yet only 6,000 have sought treatment. To meet the needs of this vulnerable population, Valley Cities Behavioral Health will open its first Pierce County clinic called the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Valley Cities. The new clinic is fully funded by the Cohen Veterans Network and will be in complete compliance with the organization’s excellent model of care. Operations are set to open in fall of this year with building renovations and clinical infrastructure developments already underway.
Puget Sound post-9/11 veterans with untreated mental illness are experiencing homelessness, poverty, unemployment, divorce, criminal system involvement, substance abuse, and increased rates of suicides. Valley Cities and CVN’s new clinic is desperately needed to intervene in these veterans’ crises.
The new clinic will provide therapeutic treatment and relief for veterans and their families struggling with a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment issues, anger, grief & loss, family issues, transitional challenges, relationship problems, and child behavioral problems.
Local veterans will gain emotional and mental healing, improved relationships, independence and wellness as a result of the combination of Valley Cities’ local community-based services and CVN’s successful clinical structure implemented nationwide.
About Valley Cities
Valley Cities is a non-profit community behavioral health organization that has been helping individuals and strengthening communities for over 50 years. Services include licensed mental health counseling and chemical dependency treatment for people of all ages, homeless outreach services, housing and family support programs, employment services, and specialized services for veterans and their families. In 2017, we helped over 13,000 people. Learn more at www.valleycities.org
About the Cohen Veterans Network
The Cohen Veterans Network is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit, clinically integrated
mental health system for post-9/11 veterans and their families. CVN focuses on
improving mental health outcomes, with a goal to build a network of outpatient mental
health clinics for veterans and their families in high-need communities, in which trained
clinicians deliver holistic evidence-based care to treat mental health conditions. To learn more visit www.cohenveteransnetwork.org
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