Veteran Services

Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the VA. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions, and certain benefits require service during wartime. If new to the VA, the Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors booklet will help get a vet started.

WorkSource Vet Services 

WorkSource values our veterans. Use the link to connect to useful information and resources.

Department of Veterans Affairs

Serving and honoring the men and women who are America's veterans.

1-844-698-2311 

For more listings of departments to call within the Department of Veteran Affairs please click here > Toll-Free Contact list for numbers contact.

Outreach

The job of the Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialist is to conduct outreach to enroll veterans with significant barriers to employment (SBE) and priority categories into an American Job Center (AJC). Therefore, it is important to go to locations where veterans Might need individualized career services. Some of these places include:

  • Veterans Affairs (VA) Regional offices

  • Homeless shelters

  • Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals

  • Warrior in Transition recovery centers

  • Veterans Service Organizations (VSO) - State of National Veteran Service Officers

  • Prison transition programs for veterans

  • Stand downs

  • Veteran Centers

  • Group counseling sessions (can occur at the Veteran Centers)

  • College Veterans Service Officers groups

  • State providers - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance      Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid

 

Education Program for Veterans 

NAMI Homefront.

NAMI Homefront was developed to meet the unique needs of families

of Service Members and Veterans who are living with mental health conditions. It is a six-session adaptation of the evidence-based NAMI Family-to-Family program.

Call: 360-685-2823

Email: info@namiswwa.org 

Consolidated Veteran Service: Daniel Ledgett

WorkSource Cowlitz / Wahkiakum

305 S Pacific Ave UNIT 101

Kelso, WA 98626

360-578-4248

dledgett@esd.wa.gov

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 Press 1

Working together to eliminate Veteran Homelessness

www.va.gov/homeless

Returning Veterans Project

https://www.returningveterans.org/

Be on the lookout. Keep a steady lookout for new agencies and organizations that could be helpful to clients. There are many ways you can conduct this research 

  • Internet

  • Ask people in your office/AJC

  • Call 211 (if it is available in your area)

  • Visit United Way

  • Veterans Service Organization meetings               - American Legion, Wounded Warriors, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Disabled American Veterans (DAV),etc.

  • Ask, ask, ask

V.I.P Veterans Innovations Program

Providing assistance to veterans and their families whom are facing financial hardships due to deployments in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Services are provided by the Housing Opportunities of Southwest Washington. 

Address: 820 11th Ave, Longview

Toll-Free: 1-800-562-2308

Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER)

Also known as The Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE). This program allows VA, participating Community Care Providers, and Veterans to securely share certain health information records electronically.

Contact: 1-844-698-2311

VetCorps

Jason Alves: 360-725-2224
Toll-Free: 1-800-562-2308
Email: jasona@dva.wa.gov
or Email: vcc@dva.wa.gov

National Service Hotline at: 1-800-942-2677

Obtain Military Personnel Records

This online site easily allows vets to request and obtain veterans military personnel records, such documents include: DD 214/Separation Documents, Personnel Records, Replacement Medals, and/or Medical Records.

Helmets to Hardhats 

Helmets to Hardhats is a national, nonprofit program that connects National Guard, Reserve, retired and transitioning active-duty military service members with skilled training and quality career opportunities in the construction industry.

Veterans & Pleura Mesothelioma

This site educates veterans on unnecessarily exposure to asbestos during their service and their risk of Pleural Mesothelioma and benefits that can assist them.

Read More Here

Veteran Service Center

CLICK HERE to visit the official Facebook page.

The Veteran's Service Center assists clients by helping them build positive relationships and overcome barriers they face as they reintegrate to community living. 

Address: 1005 Fir St, Longview, WA 98632

Phone(360) 200-4611

VFW - Longview, WA (Post 1045)

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Foundation is the official charity of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, America’s largest and oldest combat veterans organization.

Address: 4311 Ocean Beach Hwy, Longview, WA 98632

Phone(360) 577-9783

CLICK HERE to visit the official Facebook page.

VFW -Kalama, WA

CLICK HERE to visit the official web page.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Foundation is the official charity of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, America’s largest and oldest combat veterans organization.

Address: 222 N 1st St, Kalama, WA 98625

Phone: (360) 673-2415

Veterans Transitional Housing

Provides Transitional Housing, Operating and Rent Assistance.

Phone: (360)-636-1902

 

Cowlitz Veterans Resource Center - C.V.R.C

CLICK HERE to visit the official web page.

This office will host a variety of services including financial assistance, resource and referrals, employment or better employment opportunities for Veterans.

Veterans Relief Assistance

Veterans, their families, and families of deceased indigent veterans may be eligible to receive assistance for food, housing and utility, medical and counseling, natural disaster and death/burial assistance.  

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