EUGENE, Ore. — A new counseling program geared towards helping miliatary veterans will begin accepting clients in September. Northwest Christian University (NCU) expects the program to help support veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and/or other psychological disorders related to service in the military.
“This program will be able to assist in alleviating the load for the VA, while attending to our soldiers and their needs after serving our country” said Dave Scriven, one of the program creators. “We want to help individuals deal with these problems now so that they begin to heal.”
Dave Scriven and Leah Chapman are graduate students pursuing Master’s degrees in community counseling at NCU. They created the Northwest Christian University Veterans Outreach program to offer assistance for Eugene and U.S. veterans, who have limited support options. The program will feature one outpatient location in Eugene, that will be available for standard operating hours, as well as evenings and weekends.
Counseling will be open to all military veterans, as well as assistance to spouses and partners, and female-specific counseling. Sessions will last around 50 minutes and will cost $5 each. If necessary, session fees may be waved for veterans unable to make the payment.
For more information about the counseling program, call the counseling center at (541) 349-7471.