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Resources selected specifically to assist veterans: housing, employment, health, and more.

Resources for Vets and their families

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs State: County and Federal contacts.
A great tool to find the services you need in your part of the state. This is a searchable collection of resources for Washington State Veterans.  Limit by County or by topic. Address, telephone number and open hours are provided for each entry.  Links from this site will take you to many other great resources for Washington Veterans.

WAServes is a Coordinated Network of public, private and independent organizations, who share information, engage in cross referrals, and work together to provide comprehensive support for veterans and their families.

National Guard - Washington Military Department: Taking Care of Our Guard Families and Veterans
A one-stop center for all Washington National Guard Veteran and Family Readiness services. Responsible for Deployment Cycle Support and Reintegration (Yellow Ribbon) Programs, Veterans Transition Assistance, the Family Programs Office, the full-time Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Coordinator, Suicide Prevention, the Chaplain, the Employer Support to the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) office, and a newly established Director of Psychological Health.

Reference Guide for Military Spouses
Important information for military spouses about Veteran Preference in the workforce. Veterans and eligible spouses continue to receive priority of service for all Department of Labor (DOL)-funded job training programs, including WIOA programs.


VA Health Care Eligibility and Enrollment: Enrollment Calculator
Apply for VA Health Benefits - The very first step in obtaining access to your VA Health Benefits is to apply. The page lists the many ways to apply for enrollment.

VA Telehealth Services uses health informatics, disease management and telehealth technologies to target care and case management to improve access to care, improving the health of veterans. Telehealth in VA helps ensure veteran patients get the right care in the right place at the right time and aims to make the home into the preferred place of care, whenever possible.

Veteran’s Health Library
A source for health information Designed for veterans. A six minute video gives you a brief tour of the health resources available to Vets.

Mental Health

Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

Guide to VA Mental Health Services for Veterans & Families
Learn about the guiding principles of mental health care, how to find mental health care, and the different treatment settings where VA offers mental health care.


Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors
Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of benefits and services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This booklet contains a summary of these benefits effective Jan. 1, 2013

A web portal which provides Service Members, Veterans, their families, and authorized caregivers a single sign-on, central access point to clinical and benefits information.

Military Onesource
You've successfully transitioned out of the military. What does life hold for you as a civilian again? Learn about the veteran benefits you’ve earned – in education, training, job help, health, housing and assistance – and about all the programs that can help you make the most of your life as a veteran.

Housing Veteran Information
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has a number of resources for veterans, including those to help with homelessness, learn about FMLA for family of service members, find out about VA health care eligibility, find jobs, and much more.

Housing Assistance for Veterans
This collaborative program between HUD and VA combines HUD housing vouchers with VA supportive services to help Veterans who are homeless and their families find and sustain permanent housing.

Legal Resources

Military & Veteran Legal Resource Guide
Because of their service, there are federal and state laws that extend certain rights and benefits to veterans and service members, including laws to help avoid credit and foreclosure problems, and laws to protect against discrimination in employment and housing. Veterans and service members may also be entitled to healthcare, education and other benefits. The Washington State Attorney General's Office provides an excellent guide intended to educate veterans, military personnel and their families about the legal rights, protections, and benefits that may be available to them.

Veterans' Service Records
Request Your Military Service Records Online, by Mail, or by Fax. Military personnel records can include DD 214s/Separation Documents, service personnel records found within the Official Military Personnel File (OMPF), and medical records.

Employment Resources

WA Employment Security Department: Veteran Services
WorkSource helps thousands of military veterans - including disabled veterans - find jobs each year. As a veteran, you can get priority access to WorkSource services. This includes priority referrals to jobs that are listed with WorkSource, as well as other employment services.

U.S. Department of Labor: VETS
VETS serve America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.

Community Employment Coordinators' Contact List
The VA created the Homeless Veterans Community Employment Services program to make it easier for business and industry to find, interview and hire job-ready Veterans exiting homelessness. The VA has deployed more than 150 Community Employment Coordinators to collaborate with employers ready to hire Veterans exiting homelessness. Find a coordinator in your area using this database