The Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) hosted the grand opening of the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at The Up Center at 828 Healthy Way in Virginia Beach on Aug. 6. The new clinic offers comprehensive high quality mental health services accessible to more than 200,000 post-9/11 veterans and military families in the region, regardless of discharge status, length of service or combat experience, and is the first of its kind in Virginia.
Clinic Director Dr. Iman Williams Christians speaking during the grand opening event
Medal of Honor recipient and Cohen Clinic Ambassador Kyle White speaking at the grand opening
Honorable attendees at the grand opening event included U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria, Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer, former U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor, Medal of Honor recipient former U.S. Army Sgt. Kyle White and CVN President and CEO Dr. Anthony Hassan.
CVN is a nonprofit philanthropic organization with a nationwide network of 14 clinics supporting post-9/11 veterans and military families with mental health services. The Clinic at The Up Center is expected to serve more than 500 clients in its first year with treatments for a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, adjustment issues, anger, grief and loss, family issues, transitional challenges, relationship problems and child behavioral problems.
Child Therapy Playroom
“We provide treatment via telehealth, transportation to the clinic, onsite childcare, same-day appointments for those in crisis and services at no cost for those without insurance—all in an effort to break down barriers to care,” said Clinic Director Dr. Iman Williams Christians.
“The Up Center is an ideal partner match for our organization and promises to help fill gaps in care in this community and across Virginia,” said CVN President & CEO Dr. Anthony Hassan. “We expect to make a significant impact by providing customized life-saving mental healthcare. Our goal is to help save lives, save families and save futures.”