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Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255, then press 1
Connects Veterans and families in crisis and their families and friends with qualified responders through a confidential toll-free hotline
Some justice-involved Veterans may be eligible for VA benefits:
- Disability compensation
- education and training
- health care
- home loans
- Veteran readiness and employment
See our Veterans page for an overview of the benefits available to all Veterans. Please be aware many VA benefits can be affected by incarceration. The Justice Involved Veterans Fact Sheet has information on benefits most commonly affected by imprisonment.
HCRV services include:
- Outreach and pre-release assessments services for Veterans in prison
- Referrals and linkages to medical, mental health and social services, including employment services on release
- Short-term case management assistance on release
The HCRV specialist may provide assistance. Send an email with your contact information and a brief message about your concern. Specialists are often working in the community, and so if they don’t reply right away, send another email.
VA offers many health care programs for homeless Veterans. If you are a homeless Veteran who needs medical assistance, call the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) to speak to a trained VA responder. The Call Center and homeless Veterans online chat are free and neither VA registration nor enrollment in VA healthcare is required to use either service.
VA Puget Sound Call Center
800-329-8387, Ext. 71234
Regional health care services: Emergency, urgent care, primary care, cancer treatment and more. See also Community Based Outpatient Clinic below.
Kitsap Veteran Support Programs
Fleet and Family Kitsap Support Programs
Schedule an Appointment: 866-854-0638
Support for Navy personnel and families. Individual, marriage and family counseling, class reservations, resume assistance, financial counseling, sexual assault response, relocation assistance or deployment/mobilization support anywhere in the Pacific Northwest.
Financial assistance, Quick Assist Loans, education assistance, and information and referral.
120 S. Dewey St, Bldg 491
Bremerton, WA 98314-5295
1001 Tautog Circle, Bldg 1001
Silverdale, WA 98315-1001
Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Catholic Community Services
Provides rapid rehousing for veteran families experiencing literal homelessness.
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Health Care: 877-222-8387
Women Veterans’ Hotline: 855-829-6636
VA Community Outpatient Clinic
925 Adele Ave, Bremerton, WA 98312
Primary care, mental health, social workers, lab services, pharmacist medication review.
Veterans Advisory Board
The purpose and establishment of this Board is to advise the board of county commissioners on the needs of local, indigent veterans. Board meetings are open to the public. Call or email for more information.
Veterans Assistance Fund
Temporary emergency assistance may be available for rental assistance, energy and utilities, food, transportation, medical and prescription costs, burial costs, and many other needs. Bring past three months of income documentation in order to determine eligibility.
You must be a Kitsap resident and have served 180 days active duty and have an honorable discharge or general under honorable conditions. You can start the application process at one of the following locations:
282 Knechtel Way NE
Call 206-842-7621 for an appointment
DAV, Chapter 5
2315 Burwell Street; 360-373-2397 Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed. 9 am to 2 pm Ask for service officer
VFW Post 2669
3100 SE Mile Hill Drive
American Legion Post 245
19068 Jensen Way; 360-779-5456
9981 Central Valley Road
By appointment only
Suquamish Tribe Veterans Office
18490 Suquamish Way NE
Call 360-394-8515 for an appointment
Suquamish Warriors Vets Center
6353 NE Middle Street
A judicially supervised treatment program for chemical dependency and/or co-existing mental disorders.
Veterans’ Stand Down (Kitsap)
Bi-annual event offering free services to veterans including access to various service providers, hygiene items, dental screenings, haircuts, etc. Call for exact date/location.
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
1102 Quince St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501
Skagit Veteran Support Programs
Skagit Vets Connect
160 Cascade Pl, Burlington
Help for veterans with basic needs, transportation, housing support, family supportive services, and applications for benefits. Mobile dental services for low-income veterans.
307 South 13th Street, Suite 200, Mount Vernon, WA 98274-4100
Main phone: 360-848-8500. Must call Puget Sound Call Center 800-329-8387, Ext. 71234) to request an appointment.
Mental health clinic: 206-764-2007
Sedro-Woolley American Legion George Baldridge Post 43
701 Murdock St, Sedro-Woolley
East County Resource Center
45770 Main Street, Concrete
Veterans Assistance Benefits, Disability Compensation and Pension Claims, Elderly & Disabled Veteran & Widow Programs and more
More Identity-Specific Supports Guides
Many tribes, organizations, and Washington state offer programs supporting Native American and Alaska Native populations.
Help lines, government programs, and private organizations all exist to serve the specific needs of veterans.