251 Veteran Return & Recovery Essentials – France

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Veteran Returns & Recovery

Audacity is the key to victory in battle.
~ Duane France

Duane K. L. France is a clinical mental health counselor, a veteran, and currently serves as the Director of Veteran Services at The Family Care Center, a private mental health counseling agency specializing in the unique needs of military service members, veterans, and their families. He is also the Executive Director of the Colorado Veterans Health and Wellness Agency, a 501(c)3 Nonprofit affiliated with the Family Care Center.

Duane talks more explicitly about the challenges of return, recovery and comprehensive treatment essentials. He’s determined to make a difference in the recovery/re-entry process.


Duane is a retired Army Noncommissioned Officer and combat veteran, having served in deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, North Africa, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. After retirement, he served as Program Director for the Colorado Veterans Resource Coalition, a 501(c)3 Nonprofit that provides emergency and transitional housing to veterans participating in programs at the local Department of Veterans Affairs clinic. Since transitioning to full-time clinical mental health counseling, Mr. France has provided mental health counseling services to the Colorado Fourth Judicial District Veteran Trauma Court.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Excelsior College of Albany, New York and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University of Alamosa, Colorado.

In 2015, Mr. France was selected as one of five Military Scholars in the nation by the National Board of Certified Counselors Foundation, and in 2016 was selected as the awardee of the 2016 NBCC Foundation Capacity Building Grant. Duane is passionate about veteran mental health and feels strongly that those who have served in the military can continue to provide value to their community long after that service has ended.




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