The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their loved ones to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. The crisis line is available any time day or night, and services are available for deaf or hard of hearing individuals. By phone: 1-800-273-8255 (press 1). By TTY: 1-800-799-4889. By text message: 838255. By Online Chat: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ChatTermsOfService.aspx (copy and paste link into browser).
The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), Economic Services Administration (ESA) has compiled a list of veterans’ resources, including links to financial, employment, legal, and housing information.
Published in PDF format by the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs as an informational service, this 128-page directory includes contact information to organizations such as Paralyzed Veterans of America, Disabled American Vets, National Association for Black Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart, and National Veterans Foundation, among many others.
Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a Veterans’ Service Organization (VSO) with chapters across the United States. DAV offers assistance with filing benefits claims, provides rides to medical appointments, and has Mobile Service Offices, which can travel to veterans with mobility barriers.
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Benefits Explorer is an online financial calculator, which can be used to determine which benefits a veteran may qualify to receive. For more information about benefits and eligibility, a veteran may call the VA Health Resource Center at 1-800-222-8387.
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) HUDVet program facilitates collaboration among Federal agencies and veteran-serving organizations regarding housing programs for veterans and provides local, state, and national resources to help veterans secure housing.
The King County Veterans Program serves low-income, homeless, and at-risk veterans, as well as veterans with disabilities and their families who live in King County, Washington. Qualified veterans may access resources including emergency financial assistance, case management, veterans’ benefits counseling, and other supportive services.
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers an array of mental health services. This webpage provides a link to a handbook entitled “Guide to VA Mental Health Services for Veterans & Families,” which describes mental health services and how to access them.
CLEAR is the statewide intake line for free and low-cost civil legal aid in Washington. Individuals with low incomes and legal issues may receive legal resources, information, and referrals to legal services providers in their geographic area. In King County, individuals may access these services by calling 2-1-1. Otherwise, individuals may reach CLEAR by calling 1-888-201-1014, or use the online intake form on the website. Seniors (people age 60 and over) can access intake by calling CLEAR*Sr at 1-888-387-7111. Veterans may dial 1-855-657-8387.
Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) is a Veterans Service Organization (VSO) with 72 National Service Offices and 34 chapters nationwide, which help veterans access benefits. PVA is also focused on vocational rehabilitation, medical research, adaptive sports, and legislative advocacy on disability rights.
The Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System serves the Puget Sound region of Washington State with seven community-based outpatient sites, and two hospitals located in Seattle and Lakewood.
This United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) page offers basic information about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and how to receive TBI care through the Polytrauma System of Care and other VA medical centers. The website includes links to a program locater, concussion coach mobile app, and information about screening, admission and referrals.
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is the federal government agency charged with serving veterans. Among other programs, the VA provides financial benefits, health care, mental health services, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-related services, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)-related services, through a national network of service offices and medical centers.
Managed jointly by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the United States Department of Defense (DOD), this page provides an online gateway to benefits information. Using this online tool, a veteran can apply for health, disability, education, pension, vocational rehabilitation and employment services, as well as manage benefits, health care information, prescriptions and appointments.
The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) helps connect veterans and their families to the benefits and services they earned through their military service. The WDVA website contains information on topics such as benefits, veterans homes, veterans cemeteries, resources for women veterans, veteran business, and other veterans’ programs.