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Congressman Luis Gutierrez

Representing the 4th District of Illinois


As a former member of the Committee on Veterans Affairs, I believe we must provide our veterans with the care and resources they earned from their sacrifice and service to our nation. I fought to ensure that victims of military sexual abuse are provided with counseling and treatment. As we welcome home a new generation of military service members from a decade of war, I will work to ensure that we access to health care and mental health services, provide job training, and continue and improve efforts to reduce homelessness among veterans.

One critical resource available to veterans in crisis it the Veterans Crisis Line, which is operated through a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Veterans and Service members in crisis and their families and friends can be connected with information and qualified, caring VA responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, and text messaging service. Veterans and their families and friends can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive support from specially trained professionals, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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