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Federal Resources W. WA

Veterans Admin Puget Sound Health Care System
Sea/Tac Divisions
1660 S Columbian Way -- Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: (206) 762-1010 Hospital; (206) 764-2646 Social Work,   (206) 764-2514 Fax:; (206) 764-2327 TDD,  Toll Free: (800) 329-8387
Web site: http://www.puget-sound.med.va.gov
Description: Inpatient and outpatient services are provided to meet the medical, surgical, and psychiatric needs of eligible veterans. Other services include access to Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Centers, provision of durable medical equipment, support groups, respite, personal care, and chore services, adult family home placement, and supportive housing options. Supplemental services include coordination with mental Health and chemical dependency programs. This Program is based on the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) care model. 
Areas Served: Western Washington
Eligibility: Veterans and their families
How to apply: Call for services 

Veterans Administration Medical Center - Vancouver 
PO Box 1035 - Vancouver, WA 
Phone: 360-696-4061 Vancouver 
Eligibility: Veterans and their families
Area Served: SW Washington 
Description: American Legion Service Division, alcohol and drug program, Extended Care Programs, Ex-Prisoners of War Support Group, Women's Services, and a nursing home. Transitional housing, Lent House with case management, Shelter Plus Care Housing (Portland). 

Federal Employment and Reemployment Rights
PO Box 111941, Tacoma, WA 98411
Phone: 206-296-7656 or 253-798-7449
Email: cvc@govlink.org.
Web site: http://cvcwashington.org/
Description: Federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
Areas Served: WA State
Eligibility: Activity duty military personnel
How to apply: Call or visit web site for services

US Dept of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) 
Federal Building, 915 2nd Avenue – Seattle, WA 98174
Phone: 1 800 827 1000
Web site: http://www.va.gov/
Description: Provides information and resources for veterans and their families
How to apply: Call for services

Eastern Washington

Spokane Veterans Administration Health Care System
4815 N. Assembly Street-- Spokane, WA 99205
Phone: (509) 434-7000 - FAX: (509) 434-7119
Web site: http://www1.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=126&dnum=All
Description: Inpatient and outpatient services are provided to meet the medical, surgical, and psychiatric needs of eligible veterans. Other services include access to Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Centers, provision of durable medical equipment, support groups, respite, personal care, and chore services, adult family home placement, and supportive housing options. Supplemental services include coordination with mental Health and chemical dependency programs. This Program is based on the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) care model. 
Areas Served: South-central Washington
Eligibility: Veterans and their families
How to apply: Call for services 

Veterans Administration Medical Center - Walla Walla
77 Wainwright Drive, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: (509) 525-5200; FAX: (509) 527-3452
Web site: http://www.visn20.med.va.gov/walla-walla/
Eligibilitys: Veterans and their families
Area Served: SE Washington 
Description: American Legion Service Division, alcohol and drug program, Extended Care Programs, Ex-Prisoners of War Support Group, Women's Services, and a nursing home. Transitional housing, Lent House with case management, Shelter Plus Care Housing (Portland). 

TriCare/Military Health System – TriWest
Skyline 5, Suite 810, 5111 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3206
Phone: 1-888-TRIWEST
Email: questions@tma.osd.mil
Web site: http://www.tricare.mil/mybenefit/
Description: The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) and the TRICARE Management Activity  – Military health system benefits and program
Areas Served: Washington and western United States
Eligibility: Military and veterans
How to apply: Call for services

Military Funeral Honors
1660 S. Columbian Way – Seattle, WA 98108-1597
Phone: 800-329-8387 or 206-762-1010 – Fax: 206-764-2224
Email: mfrcrequest@caliber.com
Web site: http://www.militaryfuneralhonors.osd.mil/
Description: Provides ceremonial funeral services and remembrances 
Areas Served: Nationwide
Eligibility: Honorably discharged military personnel who have completed term of enlistment
How to apply: Call or visit web site for services

US Dept of Veterans Affairs (USDVA) 
100 No. Mullan Rd., Suite 102 – Spokane, WA 99206
Phone: (509) 444-8387; Fax: (509) 444-8388
Yakima Valley Vet Center: (509) 457-2736
Web site: http://www.va.gov/
Description: Provides information and resources for veterans and their families
How to apply: Call for services

County Resources

King County Veteran's Program
123 3rd Ave S., Seattle, WA 98101
Phone:  206-296-7656
Web site: http://www.metrokc.gov/DCHS/CSD/veteran/
Description: Provides financial assistance to low income, honorably discharged veterans, and their dependants that reside in King County. 

Veterans' Assistance Fund
PO Box 111941, Tacoma, WA 98411
Phone: 206-296-7656 – 253-798-7449 
Email: cvc@govlink.org
Web site: http://cvcwashington.org/
Description: Washington law requires each county to establish a fund for needy veterans and their families and the families of deceased veterans. The law is found at Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 73.08.010. Each county is authorized to levy a tax to support the fund. 
Areas Served: WA State
Eligibility: Veterans and their families living in Washington State 
How to apply: Call or visit the web site for application information for all the counties in WA. 

County Veterans Coalition (CVC)
PO Box 111941, Tacoma, WA 98411
Phone: 206-296-7656 or 253-798-7449
Email: cvc@govlink.org.
Web site: http://cvcwashington.org/counties/default.asp
Description: Provides information, resources, emotional and financial assistance to eligible veterans and their families 
Areas Served: WA State
Eligibility: Veterans and their families living in Washington State
How to apply: Call or visit web site for services in your area

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Counseling Program 
WA State Dept of Veterans Affairs
505 East Union – PO Box 41150 – Olympia, WA 98504-1150
Phone: (360) 586-1076 or 1-800-562-2308 – FAX: 360-586-1077
Email: tom@dva.wa.gov
Web site: http://www.dva.wa.gov/
Description: State-funded outreach/counseling program designed to provide confidential counseling services to all war-era veterans with war-era and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder related problems. The program also provides counseling to family members of veterans.
Areas Served: WA State
Eligibility: War-era veterans with war-era and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder related problems
How to apply: Call for services

State Resources

WA State Department of Veterans Affairs
Central Office – Olympia, WA
Phone: 1-800-562-2308 (within WA State) or 206-220-6145
Web site:  http://www.va.gov
Description: Information and resources 
Areas Served: WA State
Eligibility: Veterans
How to apply: Call for services

WA Department of Licensing – Free Licensing for Disabled American Veterans.
PO Box 9909 – Olympia, WA 98507-8500
Phone: (360) 902-3770 TTY– (360) 664-3477 
Web site: http://vlssupport.dol.wa.gov/dolknowbase/root/public/dol13032.htm
Description: Free Licensing for Disabled American Veterans
Area Served:  Washington
Eligibility: Received an honorable discharge, or honorable record, and served during any period of war.
How to apply: Apply in person or visit web site 

Veteran’s Organizations

Vet Centers
2030 - 9th Avenue; Suite 210 – Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: 206-553-2706 – Fax: 206-553-0380
Description: Regional center for Info, support and resources 
Areas Served: Central Puget Sound
How to apply: Call for services

4916 Center St., Suite E – Tacoma, WA 98409
Phone: 253-565-7038 – Fax: 253-589-4026
Areas Served: Central Puget Sound
How to apply: Call for services

3800 Byron, Suite 124 – Bellingham, WA 98226
Phone: (360) 733-9226 – Fax: (360) 733-9117
Areas Served: North Puget Sound
How to apply: Call for services

Disabled American Veterans WA
Federal Building, 915 2nd Avenue – Seattle, WA 98174
Phone: 1 800 827 1000 – 206-220-6225 –206-220-6226 – Fax: (206) 220-4171 
Web site: http://www.dav.org
Area Served: Washington Veterans and their families 
Description: Assists needy veterans and their families. Christmas baskets, transportation, possible help for surviving spouses. Group also does work at the VA Medical Center. 
How to apply: Call or visit web site for services

Legal Resources 

Soldiers and Sailors Relief Act - American Bar Association
Phone: 800-285-2221 - 312.988.5522 - 202.662.1000
Email: mailto:glascotc@staff.abanet.org
Web site: http://www.abanet.org/legalservices/lamp
Description: Civil legal assistance for military personnel provided by the American Bar Association
Areas Served: Nationwide
Eligibility: Military personnel
How to apply: Call for services
Fees:  Most services provided free of charge


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