Veteran’s Day 2019: Services for those who have served us

A heartfelt salute and thank you to all of the United States veterans who have served our country and King County.

Veterans Day is about how we honor our veterans every day of the year and how we keep in our thoughts and prayers the fallen, the missing and those who are serving in harms way. The residents of King County passed the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) in 2017 which is a direct reflection of how much our community cares and supports our veterans.

Since the 1950s, the King County Veterans Program (KCVP) has connected King County’s veterans to much-needed programs, regardless of discharge status and we continue that charge today. If you are aware of any Veterans in need we ask that you please refer them to the KCVP (contact information below). Thank you to all who have served our great country and know that we owe you a special debt of gratitude for all that you have sacrificed.

Do you know a veteran, servicemember or their family member who may need assistance?

KCVP offers a variety of services to support King County’s veterans. KCVP services include:

Emergency support: help with unforeseen catastrophic events such as emergency food, hygiene items or shelter

Housing stability: can consist of assistance with move-in costs, utility needs (including shut off prevention) and connection to temporary shelters or low-income housing

Employment assistance: helps clients with their resume, interview skills, job search support, training and links to employment opportunities

Financial Stability: In addition to assisting clients in finding employment and connecting them with training resources, KCVP provides financial coaching and budgeting support

Onsite partners: can help clients with civil legal issues, discriminatory housing practices or emergent eviction prevention

KCVP social services: professionals who can also connect clients to health and mental health resources, provide assistance with substance abuse disorders and connections to social groups and supports.

Help veterans in your life by sharing KCVP’s contact information

King County Veterans Program Tukwila office:

645 Andover Park West, Suite 100
Tukwila, WA 98188

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Walk-in hours: Monday-Thursday  8:30 -11:30 am
Phone: (206) 477-7022

King County Veterans Program Seattle office:

2106 Second Avenue, 1st Floor
Seattle, WA 98121

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Walk-in hours: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday 8:30 – 11:00 am, Tuesday 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Phone (206) 477-8282

We will continue to celebrate the brave people who serve our country and strive to create equitable opportunities for them to be happy, self-reliant, and connected to community. Stay tuned for more updates from KCVP and upcoming partnerships with community organizations dedicated to supporting King County’s veterans.

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