For example: a veteran calling the 800 number in Nebraska would reach a counselor in Lincoln, Nebraska, while a veteran calling that 800 number in Florida would reach a counselor in St. Petersburg, Forida.
It's probably worth mentioning, however, that these are not intervention efforts. The individual must be willing to at least stop by (or be brought by) for a visit. A few of us have been able to get some of the homeless Vets into these centers, and some real miracles were worked here.
There are two of these centers in the DC/MD/North VA area. I assume (hope) that any VA office would be able to put you in contact with this type of center in your area.
Basically, all that is required for entry is a copy of the Vet's DD214; and, if that's not available as it probably isn't in the case of some of the Vets, then the Center can get a copy for them.
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