Oklahoma City VA Health Care System
Veterans Recovery Center
What is the Veterans Recovery Center (VRC)?
The VRC is a program for Veterans living with mental illness that affects their ability to lead the life they want to live in one or more ways. Several services are available through the VRC, including skill-building classes, individual therapy, and medication management. Services are tailored to the goals of each Veteran, and participation is completely voluntary. Our classes cover a wide range of topics. Each class runs for 8 weeks, usually one class hour per week, and Veterans can choose to take as few or as many classes as they feel will help them with their recovery goals. Once in the program, Veterans can participate in classes and activities on an ongoing basis (not limited to one 8-week set of classes), however long it takes for the Veteran to achieve his/her goals.
To assist Veterans with diagnoses of serious mental illnesses in setting and achieving recovery goals to increase participation in community roles and improve quality of life. We seek to accomplish these goals through the provision of quality education and individualized supports.
Respect: To treat you as whole person (not a diagnosis!) who wants more from life.
Empowerment: To help you make informed choices so you have all the information you need and to honor your choices.
Holistic: To offer services directed towards all aspects of your health, including social, emotional, physical, work, educational, and spiritual well-being.
Hope: Recovery is possible!
What is Recovery?
"Mental health recovery is a journey of healing and transformation enabling a person with a mental health problem to live a meaningful life in a community of his or her choice while striving to achieve his or her full potential." (SAMHSA Statement on Mental Health Recovery, 2004)
The VRC Offers 'Tools' for Veterans
- Skills Training: How to talk to your doctor, setting future goals, dating again...
- Educational Classes: How did I get this diagnosis? How do I manage my money?
- Individual Counseling: One-on-one time to talk about specific issues...
- Family Services: Helping your family understand, talking to your children...
- Peer Support: Veterans doing well in their own recovery being mentors and guides...
Program Brochure – General information about the VRC and recovery-oriented services.
How Do I Get Involved?
If you are interested in finding out more about us or joining the VRC, you can call us directly at 405-426-6839. Or you can ask your health care or mental health care provider to make a referral.
Meredith Slish, Ph.D, Administrative Director
Yan Feng, MD, Medical Director
MiKeiya Morrow, PhD, Psychologist
Lori Brown-Loftis, LCSW, Social Worker
Daniel Cully, Peer Support Specialist
Fredrick Draffin, Program Support Assistant
14th Street VA Clinic
1301 NE 14th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Hours of Operation
- Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm