Resources

Informational Resources About Veteran’s Benefits

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 - Sam Rabideau (509) 545-6558

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) -

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

WorkSource Veterans Employment Services – Go2WorkSource.com

Art Espinoza, DVOP (509) 734-5972

Nick Erickson, 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:

Veterans Affairs Regional Offices:
(800) 827-1000

State Veterans Affairs Websites by State:

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 - Paul Lamm (509) 460-1240

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 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 (Call for appointment)

Emergency Shelter:

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

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

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.

Veterans Affairs Dental Insurance Program (VADIP)

WDVA PTSD/War Trauma Outpatient Counseling Program

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

915 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98174

1 (800) 827-1000, www.va.gov

The National Archives

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services