American Legion Crisis Center

The American Legion is sending a team of experts to Phoenix this week to set up a Veterans Crisis Command Center to help veterans and family members affected by the health-care scandal at the city's Veterans Affairs medical center. The crisis center, located at American Legion Post 1 on 364 N. 7th Ave., will open its doors at noon on June 10. This is in response to a situation at the VA facility that has kept 1,400 veterans waiting for medical appointments, and kept another 1,700 off any type of waiting list. The Legion's crisis center will have a "triage team" to identify problems of those who visit the center, then direct them to appropriate stations on-site for benefits claims, enrollment in VA health care and bereavement counseling. The crisis center will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on June 10, 8 a.m. To 8 p.m. on the 11th and 12th, and 8 a.m. to noon on the 13th. For more details, see this article.





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