Vet Centers helping combat veterans
For Veteran voice
When America goes to war, Vet Centers go to healing.
“The Vet Centers originated in 1979 as a means of helping Vietnam veterans adjust to coming home from the war,” Eayann Taffe, acting team leader of Palm Beach Vet Center, said.
Yes, by ’79 it’d been a few years since the last of service members had returned from the Vietnam War. But many Vietnam veterans w ere not adjusting well. Complicating the matter was that many Vietnam veterans didn’t trust or even like what was then the Veterans Administration.