After suffering many hard years in battle, many veterans come home only to find it is hard here as well. It is tough to find a job with no experience in those types of fields. Health care is hard to come by for most. Finding a home is a significant struggle. Cities need to put safeguards in place that ensure veterans returning home can continue to get the help they require throughout their time home. Henderson has done a great job already, providing local, state, and national resources to all vets in the area.
The Henderson Vet Center, located at 400 N Stephanie St #180 stays open from 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday. It is your best bet for receiving services and gaining insight into affairs for veterans. Go to them if you have any questions or need help filing a claim and obtaining benefits, or otherwise getting health care, employment, or housing.
Henderson also has a VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System. The Southeast Clinic sits at 1020 S Boulder Hwy. It typically stays open from 7:30 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Laboratory, mental health, nutritional medicine, primary care, and radiology all take place at this clinic. Call 702-791-9030 to see about making an appointment for medical services. Public transportation makes its way to this clinic, as does the city’s Homeless Shuttle Service.
The Nevada Department of Veterans Services sits at 6900 N Pecos Rd #1c238. All veterans in the state can contact this facility to get the information they need, whether for filing claims, obtaining housing applications, gaining employment, or otherwise. Visit the website to discover the latest news or search for information directly.
Veterans Services of Nevada has a primary office location in Reno, at 5460 Reno Corporate Dr # 131. Anyone from the state can call them at (775) 688-1653 to discuss service options and see about getting assistance. You can also head online to sign up for benefits through NVVetNet.
Many nationally-recognized organizations provide support and assistance to veterans. One organization that brings it back to each community is the Veterans of Foreign Wars. VFW posts pop up all over the country, providing meeting places for local vets to socialize and engage with one another. Henderson has two separate posts:
Post 983 Doc Enos Post - 1000 N Green Valley Pkwy; 6:45 PM on every 3rd Thursday
Post 3848 Basic Post - 401 W Lake Mead Pkwy; 7:00 PM on every 4th Wednesday
The city of Henderson holds an annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Henderson Amphitheater. It typically starts at 10 am and runs for a couple of hours. The Amphitheater sits within the Henderson Events Plaza and is adjacent to the Veterans Memorial Wall at City Hall. If you wish to attend a larger parade, that gets held each year in Las Vegas. The Veterans Action Group runs it. The parade is second in size behind New York’s offering.
For more information on the Aid & Attendance Benefit and to learn how it can help pay for assisted living, please visit VeteranAid.org.
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