H.R.4635 - To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to increase the number of peer-to-peer counselors providing counseling for women veterans, and for other purposes.115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Coffman, Mike [R-CO-6] (Introduced 12/13/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs | Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 115-687|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/14/2018 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4635 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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.