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Welcome Home Vets to host open house

Welcome Home Vets is conducting an Open House at its new office from 2 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12. There will be displays explaining services offered by Welcome Home Vets as well as other agencies and businesses offering services to veterans and their families. There will be a presentation on the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder followed by a panel discussion by veterans recovering from PTSD and a therapist who works with them. These presentations will take place at 3 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided, and there is no charge.

Welcome Home Vets is a nonprofit organization that provides funding for veterans who have experienced military-related psychological trauma and for their families. The organization also promotes community awareness of the effects of military trauma on the community. Welcome Home Vets has existed in Nevada County since 2010 but only recently moved into its office. Having an office provides a location for educational groups, family group therapy and support groups for veterans and families. In addition, the office provides a place where vets and families can come for referral to other services, as well as a drop-in center to come and talk with other vets.

The office is located at 248 Mill St. in Grass Valley (the Lola Montez house). The community is invited to come, increase awareness of what returning troops are facing and discuss how the community can help. For information, call Welcome Home Vets at (530) 272-3300 or email info@welcomehomevets.org.

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