August 20, 2014

MetroWest Daily News: Framingham: Sen. Warren and Rep. Clark praise new veterans counseling center

AUG 20, 2014

FRAMINGHAM - Twenty-two veterans commit suicide in the United States every day. That amounts to more than 8,000 a year; fewer soldiers die in combat.

To help veterans living in MetroWest cope with transition to civilian life, the Worcester Vet Center has opened a mobile branch called the Framingham Community Access Point, or the CAP. The facility, housed at Edwards Church, provides counseling for combat veterans, family of armed forces members who died in service and military victims of sexual trauma and harassment.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark, D-5th, came to CAP's grand opening on Tuesday and sat on a panel to talk about veterans services. About 100 veterans and local officials packed into the church for the event.

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