UCLA launches walk-in counseling service for military veterans

Iraqi FreedomUCLA staff and faculty members who are military veterans will be able to receive walk-in counseling under a pilot program the Staff and Faculty Counseling Center launched early February.

Employees previously had to set up an appointment a week in advance to see a counselor, said Jorge Cherbosque, co-director of the UCLA Staff and Faculty Counseling Center. The new program will allow military veterans to receive walk-in treatment between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays, Cherbosque added.

UCLA has been working to increase its employment of veterans to reflect the 7 percent national average, according to a UCLA Campus Human Resources report on staff affirmative action. UCLA hired 72 veterans out of the 4,151 employees hired in the last three years, according to the report.

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