For Immediate Release
Contact: John Hoellwarth
National Communications Director
AMVETS (American Veterans)
AMVETS Extends HEAL Helpline Hours to Meet the Growing Demand for Services
AMVETS National Headquarters, Sept. 7, 2018 – AMVETS is extending its HEAL Helpline service hours in response to feedback from veterans around the country through recent town hall meetings and the HEAL Helpline itself.
The HEAL Program has assisted over 300 veterans with clinical, benefits, and financial issues since its inception through direct intervention and in coordination with other resources, such as Objective Zero, Veterans Crisis Line, VA Office of Mental Health, Cohen Veterans Network, and VA Veterans Experience Office.
AMVETS also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Veterans Affairs in August as part of a commitment to partner on the healthcare access and quality issues many veterans face.
The HEAL Program helpline will now be available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. The toll-free helpline is 1-833-VET-HEAL. The HEAL Program can also be accessed via email at VETHEAL@amvets.org.
AMVETS is the nation’s most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization. It is open to and fights for all veterans who served honorably, including reservists & guardsmen. AMVETS has been a nonpartisan advocate for veterans and their families for more than 70 years. amvets.org