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VETERANS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Douglas County Veterans Assistance Program is operated by the Veterans Service Officer and administered by the County Administrator. Veterans Assistance is provided to ensure that men and women of Douglas County, who have honorably served our country, are provided assistance. Whether a personal hardship, lack of medical care coverage or assistance with exploring federal VA benefits and programs, we are here for matters that impact you and your family.

The Veterans Assistance Fund provides limited emergency financial assistance to veterans and their families in accordance with eligibility requirements. The Douglas County Veterans Service Office is mandated by RCW 73.08 and funded by Douglas County taxpayers.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Phone: (509) 884-3617
Address:

VFW Post 3617
211 11th St NE
East Wenatchee WA, 98802

Email:

vso@co.douglas.wa.us

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Additionally, the Veterans Service Officer (“VSO”) serves our veterans and their family members by connecting them to the benefits and services they earned. This includes access to relief funds and free access to an Accredited Service Officer to help them apply for:

  • Emergency Vouchers
  • Case Management
  • Advocacy
  • Veteran’s Affairs Health Care
  • Veteran’s Affairs Benefits
  • Claims / Benefits / Appeals / Upgrades
  • Pension funds (as eligible)

The VSO travels regularly to more remote locations in the County to provide local access to Veterans. These locations are:

Bridgeport:

Date: Monthly - 3rd Tuesday
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Place: Bridgeport City Hall Conference Room, 1206 Columbia Ave, Bridgeport, WA

Waterville:

Date: Monthly - 2nd Tuesday
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Place: Waterville Town Hall Conference Room 104 E. Locust Street, Waterville, WA

Douglas County’s VSO Officer, Sarah Simonson served in the Air Force from January 1999 – December 2004. She moved to the Wenatchee Valley in 2009. Sarah became active in the Veterans Community in 2015 as a member of: Wenatchee Valley Women Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3617. She is a former member of the Douglas County Veterans Advisory Board. Through these memberships, she has developed a passion for helping fellow Veterans apply for and understand their earned benefits.


Other Resources:


US Department of Veterans Affairs

800.827.1000

WA State Department of Veterans Affairs

800.562.0132

County Veterans Coalition

Service Veterans in Changing Times

Worksource

509.665.3702

Veterans Medical Center

509.663.7615

 

 

Catholic Family Mental Health

509.663.8282

Support Services for Veterans and Family
(Veterans can apply for assistance)

844.831.HOPE (4673)

VA Suicide Hotline
Call to speak to another veteran if you are considering suicide

800.273.8255

 

Other Veteran Service Offices

Application for assistance may be made to:

East Wenatchee - VFW Post 3617
Larry Strozyk
509.884.3617

Tony Sandoval
Veterans Service Officer
428 Orondo Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801
509.667.6908

Wenatchee - Veterans Medical Center American Legion
Barbara Rutherford
2530 Chester-Kimm Road
Wenatchee, WA 98801
509.663.7615 *5007

Wenatchee NCW - Vets Serving Vets (The Bunker)
1250 N. Wenatchee Avenue, Ste. 266
Wenatchee, WA 98801
509.885.5559

Wenatchee - American Legion / Post 10
Dick Winn
509.663.5912