Mobile Vet Center Hosted at SCF
(Bradenton, Fla., April 13, 2012) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) Veterans Collegiate Association hosted a Mobile Vet Center from the U.S. Veterans’ Department of Affairs, which provided free services for 100 veterans and their families on Wednesday, April 4, at SCF Bradenton.
The Mobile Vet Center offered free resources, information and education and provided individual and group counseling and referrals for substance abuse, sexual trauma, employment assessment and veterans' benefits. Eighteen veterans received on-site counseling and referrals for further services at VA locations.
The Mobile Vet Center also drew attention from SCF faculty, staff and students who dropped by to express appreciation to veterans for their service.
Workshops were also presented by a BayCare Health System professional who has an understanding of military culture and experience working with veterans who are returning to school. SCF advisers were available to provide information about the college and answer questions about services for veterans and their family members who are interested in enrolling.
SCF was named a 2012 Military-Friendly School by G. I. Jobs Magazine based on SCF’s ranking in the top 20 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide. The honor is based on nonfinancial efforts to recruit and retain veteran students, financial commitment through tuition benefits and other program benefits and academic accreditations.
More than 400 veterans from all branches of the military are enrolled at SCF.