S.2402 - A bill 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:||Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] (Introduced 02/08/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/08/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2402 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/08/2018)
This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure that the veterans peer counseling program includes a sufficient number of peer counselors for women veterans.
Such counselors may be VA employees and may have expertise in: (1) gender-specific issues and services, (2) VA services and benefits, and (3) employment mentoring.
The VA shall: (1) emphasize facilitating peer-to-peer counseling for women veterans who suffered sexual trauma while in the Armed Forces, have post-traumatic stress disorder or suffer from another mental health condition, or are otherwise at risk of becoming homeless; (2) conduct program outreach; and (3) coordinate with community organizations, state and local governments, institutions of higher education, local business organizations, and legal assistance organizations.