Services include individual, group, marital and family counseling; medical referrals, assistance in applying for VA benefits and services, employment counseling, guidance and referrals; and alcohol/drug assessments and referrals. It also includes information and referrals to community resources, sexual trauma counseling and referrals, community education and bereavement counseling for eligible family members.
Veteran Centers serve veterans and their families by providing a continuum of quality care that adds value for veterans, families and communities. Care includes professional readjustment counseling, community education, outreach to special populations and the brokering of services with community agencies. The centers provide a key access link between the veteran and other services in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Mobile Vet Centers exist to provide access to returning War Zone Veterans via outreach to the demobilization at active military bases and National Guard and Reserve locations. The Erie Vet Center is responsible for the geographic areas of Crawford, Erie, Mercer, Venango and Warren Counties, as well as Ashtabula County in Ohio. Clarion University is a Servicemembers Opportunity College (SOC). Contact the Clarion University Admissions Office at 800-672-7171 (# 1) for more information about Veterans Educational Assistance and the current offering on the Clarion and Venango Campuses.
Clarion University–Venango Campus, located in Oil City, is the oldest regional campus in Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. The campus provides high-quality educational programs and personalized services to help students succeed. Students can begin any of Clarion University's 90+ bachelor's degrees at the Venango Campus, earn an associate degree, a bachelor's or master's degree in select areas, obtain a one-year certificate or participate in a variety of professional development and personal enrichment courses. The campus is home to Clarion University's School of Nursing and Allied Health, the Department of Applied Technology, and the Venango Department of Arts and Sciences. Clarion University–Venango Campus is committed to serving the needs of the community.