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Tomah Veterans Affair Office to host Veteran Mental Health, Homelessness Summit

The Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center will be hosting its 2nd annual Veteran Mental Health summit on Wednesday, August 20.

This one-day summit serves to educate and reach out to veterans about the importance of mental health issues among regional veterans.

Program coordinator Jim Olson says the purpose is to address the issues of mental healthcare and homelessness within the veterans. He says the center has a variety of recovery and treatment programs. Olson says the goal is to have well-informed representatives from different areas so that they can serve as a resource to their community.

This year's Veteran Mental Health Summit will be combined with an annual Veteran Homelessness Summit.

This Veterans Medical Center serves 14 Wisconsin counties and 1 Minnesota county. Invited summit representatives include Veteran Service Organizations, County service officers, elected officials and law enforcement agencies.

You can find out more by calling the Tomah VA Public Affairs Office.