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 counseling for our veterans!
1-800-342-9647

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.

Columbia Basin Veteran Center

Matt Sammons, Executive Director
Main: 509-545-6558
FAX: 509-545-5722

Transitional Housing Case Manager
Eva Collin - (509) 545-6558

Veteran Service Officer 

Vacant
1020 S 7th Ave
Pasco, Wa 99302
Phone:  509-545-6558

Housing Services:

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

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
(Assists with most Child Support cases.)

Franklin County Clerk Facilitator - (509) 545-3525
(Assists 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

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

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 Representatives:

Yakima, WA - (509) 574-0130

Moses Lake, WA - (509) 766-4111

Walla Walla, WA - (509) 527-1820

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

WorkSource Veterans Employment Services - Go2WorkSource.com

Jose Sandoval, DVOP - (509) 734-5972

LVER - (509) 734-5949

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

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

Veterans Affairs Offices:

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

Service Officer - Vacant

509-545-6558

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 4750 Hermiston - (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

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

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

Veterans Affairs

VA Hotline - (800) 837-1000 / Regional: (800) 827-1000

State Veterans Affairs Websites by State:

Washington

Oregon

Idaho

Veterans Affairs Regional Offices:

Seattle

Portland

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