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ST. CROIX — The Office of Veterans Affairs announced on Wednesday via a Government House press release that a permanent social work had arrived on this island and will be providing critical services to veterans here.
According to the release, the social worker will be available Monday through Thursday weekly from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the veterans center here, located within the VA clinic in Barren Spot. Services to be provided include individual, family and group counseling. Other areas of assistance include:
“This comes to us at a time of great need,” said Farrell D. Patrick, state director of the Officer of Veterans Affairs. “Before now, we had one VA social worker in the territory which caused that person to travel back and forth between districts, leaving either district at a lost at any given time. The veterans of this territory no longer have to wait for a social worker to be available because he or she is servicing another district,” Mr. Farrell concluded.
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