Summary: H.R.4635 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (06/13/2018)

(Sec. 1) This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to emphasize appointing peer support counselors for women veterans. The VA shall recruit women peer support counselors with expertise in gender-specific issues and services, VA services and benefits, and employment mentoring.

The VA shall:

  • emphasize peer support counseling for women veterans who suffered sexual trauma while in the Armed Forces, have post-traumatic stress disorder or another mental health condition, are homeless, or are at risk of suicide;
  • conduct program outreach;
  • coordinate with community, business, educational, and state and local government entities; and
  • provide peer support counselor training.