Resources

 

Benton and Franklin Counties have numerous local resources that are available to our Veterans in addition to other Federal and State programs. Please explore the list of resources below, which might be useful for veterans in need of services as well as for service providers who see Veterans.

 

Veterans Crisis Line

1-800-273-8255, Press 1 for Veterans www.veteranscrisisline.net

 

Veteran’s Opportunity Center

Joetta Rupert, Executive Director (509) 545-6558

Transitional Housing Case Manager - Alan Hoffman (509) 545-6558

VetCorps - Michael Tupper (509) 545-6558

WestCare Foundation - Edgar Rivera (509) 492-0650

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) -

Patrick Morales (509) 302-1289

 Walla Walla Vet Center for Combat/Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Counseling- (509) 526-8387

Kim Rodgers (Tuesdays)

Loren Hadjke (Wednesdays & Fridays)

WorkSource Veterans Employment Services – Go2WorkSource.com

Sam Rabideau, DVOP (509) 734-5963

Nick Erickson, LVER (509) 734-5949

The Dept of Housing and Urban Development and VA's Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program
Steven Nelson (509) 525-5200 x26284

Point Man Ministries – Gordon Walsh (509) 528-0967

 

Veterans Affairs Offices:

VA Hotline (800) 837-1000

Walla Walla - Jonathan M Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center (509) 525-5200 (ask for department)

Spokane - Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center (509) 434-7000

VA Affairs Medical Clinic Richland (509) 946-1020

 

Veterans Affairs Regional Offices: (800) 827-1000

Seattle

Portland

Boise

 

State Veterans Affairs Websites by State:

Washington

Oregon

Idaho

 

Veterans Affairs Representatives:

Yakima, WA (509) 574-0130

Moses Lake, WA (509) 766-4111

Walla Walla, WA (509) 527-1820

 

Veteran Benefit Claims New/Upgrade Disability, Pensions, Aid & Attendance, Death:

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)

Service Officer - Stephen Prince (509) 460-4703

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

Service Officer - Jeanie Nelson (509) 539-7072

Seattle Office (206) 341-8267

National Line (877) 310-4167

 

Other Veteran Organizations & Services:

Goodwill Veteran Services (509) 528-5900

WorkSource Columbia Basin (509) 734-5900

American Legion Post 34 Pasco (509) 545-1200

American Legion Post 115 Richland/Benton City (509) 588-5853

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7952 Richland (509) 946-9411

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12018 Richland (907) 366-7708

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5785 Kennewick

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4750Hermiston (541) 567-6219

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3207 Prosser (509) 786-1941

SSVF Catholic Family & Child Services (509) 946-4645

SSVF Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC) (509) 529-4980

Marine Corps League Tri-Cities Detachment #337 (509) 302-8793

Camp Patriot (Outdoor Adventures for Disabled Veterans) (406) 293-4376

 

Helpful Links:

Military One Source (800) 342-9647

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Washington Information Network 2-1-1

DD-214 Request

People for People

 

Education:

Vocational Rehabilitation (VOC REHAB)

Washington State University Veterans & Service Members

Columbia Basin Veterans & Service Members

Ebenefits

GI Hotline/Pay Questions (888) 442-4551 (888-GIBILL1)

 

Emergency Financial Assistance/Veteran Relief Fund: Bring 2 copies DD-214 for services

Benton & Franklin Department of Human Services (BFDHS) – (509) 783-5284

Benton/Franklin Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund – VFW (509) 946-9411

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7952 Richland (509) 946-9411

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3207 Prosser (509) 786-1941 (Call for appointment)

American Legion Post 115 Richland/Benton City (509) 588-5853 (Call for appointment)

 

Employment Training and Placement:

WorkSource Columbia Basin (509) 734-5900 WorkSource Job Search

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) (509) 374-2151

Goodwill Veteran Employment Services – (509) 460-4703

 

Emergency Shelter:

Tri- City Union Gospel Mission (509) 547-2112 (Women & Children’s / Men’s Shelter)

 

Financial Assistance:

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) (877) 501-2233

Social Security Administration (800) 772-1213

Consumer Credit Counseling Services (800) 355-2227

 

Health Care:

VA Health Benefits Application

Columbia Basin College - Dental Hygiene Clinic (509) 547-0511

Benton Franklin Community Action Committee (509) 545-4042

Tri-Cities Community Health Center (509) 547-2204

Health Care for Homeless Veterans – (509) 525-5200

 

Counseling/Support Groups:

Common Ground Support Group – Kim Rodgers (509) 526-8387 or (509) 386-6813

 "For Women Veterans, by Women Veterans, About Women Veterans."

WDVA PTSD Counseling Program (800) 562-2308

Alcoholics Anonymous (509) 547-9000

Narcotics Anonymous (509) 546-8244

Washington Al-Anon (Search by city)

Catholic Family & Child Services (509) 946-4645

Domestic Violence Services of Benton & Franklin Counties

Administration (509) 735-1296

24 Hour Crisis Line & Shelter (509) 582-9841

24 Hour Toll Free (800) 648-1277

 

Housing Services:

SSVF Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC) (509) 529-4980

SSVF Catholic Family & Child Services - (509) 946-4645

The Dept of Housing and Urban Development and VA's Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program

- Steven Nelson (509) 525-5200 x26284

Washington Christian Ministry - Reverend Sweet (509) 438-8974

Benton Franklin Department of Human Services (CES) (509) 737-3946

CAC Emergency Shelter and Eviction Prevention Services (509) 545-4042

Tri-City Union Gospel Mission (509) 547-2112

VA Home Loan Eligibility (888) 487-1970

Homes 4 Wounded Heroes (210) 615-8973

 

Legal  Services:

Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC) (509) 529-4980

Northwest Justice Project (509) 547-2760

Unemployment Law Project (800) 940-9178

Benton Franklin Legal Aid Society (509) 221-1824

Dispute Resolution Center – (509) 783-3325

Affordable, effective conflict resolution services including: Mediation, Facilitation, and dispute resolution education.

Consumer Credit Counseling Services (800) 355-2227

For help with debt management, bankruptcy counseling, and money management session.

Benton County Clerk Facilitator (509) 735-8388 x3189

Assist with most Child Support cases.

Franklin County Clerk Facilitator (509) 545-3525

Assist with Child Support, Divorce/Parentage, Restraining Orders, Child Relocation, Non-Parental Custody, ETC.

 

Transportation Services:

Ben Franklin Transit (509) 735-5100

Dial-A-Ride (Ben Franklin Transit) (509) 735-5100 or (509) 735-0160

Grapeline (Between Walla Walla and Pasco) (877) 433-4775

People for People Transportation (Between Othello & Kennewick)

 

 

 

Veterans Affairs Dental Insurance Program (VADIP)

1-855-460-3302, www.deltadentalvadip.org

 

WDVA PTSD/War Trauma Outpatient Counseling Program

www.dva.wa.gov/ptsd_counseling.html

 

Seattle Regional Veterans Affairs (Henry M. Jackson Federal Building)

915 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98174

1-800-827-1000, www.va.gov

 

Federal Links

 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 

    Education Benefits

    Military Sexual Trauma

    National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Puget Sound Health Care System

    Locate the nearest Vet Center

    Veterans Benefits Administration

    Veterans Electronic Benefits

Veteran Population by State

 

The National Archives

 

    Locate military records

 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

    Health Care Assistance

 

U.S. Department of Defense

 

    Military Family Support

    Military Homefront for Troops and Their Families

 

U.S. Department of Education

 

    TRICARE health plan information for National Guard and Reserve Members

    Military OneSource

 

Veteran population by state URL

 

 

Washington State Links

 

    Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

    Veterans Conservation Corps

    Washington State Employment Security Department - Veteran Services

    Washington State Law Pertaining to Veterans and Veterans Affairs Title 73 Revised Code of Washington (RCW)

    Washington National Guard Family Support Programs

    Washington National Guard

 

County Links

24/7 Crisis Phone Lines

 

Veterans Crisis Line – National Suicide Prevention Hotline

US Dept. Veterans Affairs

1-800-273-TALK

1-800-273-8255

 

Military OneSource (MOS) Solution-Focused Counseling

Free, confidential.

1-800-342-9647