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.
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For more listings of departments to call within the Department of Veteran Affairs please click here > Toll-Free Contact list for numbers contact.
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
Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals
Warrior in Transition recovery centers
Veterans Service Organizations (VSO) - State of National Veteran Service Officers
Prison transition programs for veterans
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
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.
Consolidated Veteran Service: Daniel Ledgett
WorkSource Cowlitz / Wahkiakum
305 S Pacific Ave., Ste B
Kelso, WA 98626
Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 Press 1
Working together to eliminate Veteran Homelessness
Returning Veterans Project
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
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
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.
Jason Alves: 360-725-2224
National Service Hotline at: 1-800-942-2677
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 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.
This site educates veterans on unnecessarily exposure to asbestos during their service and their risk of Pleural Mesothelioma and benefits that can assist them.