Volunteers Needed To Paint Veterans Treatment Facility

By Demry Voelkner

The Department of Veteran Affairs have had a long ongoing discussion about whether to increase the capacity for veterans in the Denton County area. They have finally made it possible thanks to all of the business, nonprofits, community groups and government. Congressman Burgess has even stepped in with his support.

The Veterans Work group of the Denton County Behavioral Health Leadership Team in partnership with United Way of Denton County engaged in adding psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists in Denton County to serve veterans with PTS and other behavioral health issues. Denton County Veterans seeking mental health services locally receive treatment at the undersized Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Denton. This is why most local veterans travel to Dallas to receive care. And this is why The Department of Veteran Affairs has decided to increase the capacity so that they don’t have to drive all the way to Dallas.

They ran into a few problems though, the biggest one was just finding a building to let the veterans stay. Bob Widmer of the Low-Income Tax Clinic was able to find a place and found donors to pay for the building for the next three years. Congressman Burgess met with the VA to push the project forward.

So now that people have made a push for the capacity for veterans in the Denton County, the right people have stepped in to make it happen. All they need is volunteers for the renovations and painting.