2-1-1 Community Resources Online

Online directory of health and human service programs in King County. If you need additional assistance, you can also call 2-1-1 to speak directly with an Information & Referral Specialist.

Phone Number: 211


To learn more about 2-1-1 Veteran-Specific online services, click here.

American Legion

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation's largest veteran's service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

To learn more about The American Legion, click here.

AMVETS

AMVETS MISSION STATEMENT: To enhance and safe­guard the enti­tle­ments for all Amer­i­can Vet­er­ans who have served hon­or­ably and to improve the qual­ity of life for them, their fam­i­lies, and the com­mu­ni­ties where they live through lead­er­ship, advo­cacy and services. As one of America’s vet­er­ans ser­vice orga­ni­za­tions, AMVETS (or Amer­i­can Vet­er­ans) has a proud his­tory of assist­ing vet­er­ans and spon­sor­ing numer­ous pro­grams that serve our coun­try and its cit­i­zens.

Boots to Shoes

The Boots to Shoes Foundation was formed to provide mentoring and address the further challenges of the transition. Boots to Shoes engages volunteers from the local business community who are then trained to be mentors, providing personal coaching and supporting insight into a civilian business network.

Through a combination of one-on-one meetings and phone conversations, a mentor provides business knowledge as a veteran plans and conducts a job search.

Catholic Community Services Supportive Services for Veterans

Catholic Community Services' Supportive Services for Veterans Program encompasses homelessness intervention services for veterans, with the goal of supporting veterans and their families in acquiring and maintaining stable housing. 

Phone Number: 855-468-8387

To learn more about Catholic Community Services, click here.

Compass Housing Alliance Veterans Programs

Compass Housing Alliance provides housing for homeless veterans and case management services at facilities in Shoreline, Seattle and Burien, as well as apartments for single veterans and veteran families in Renton.

For phone numbers and to learn more about Compass Housing Alliance services, click here.

eBenefits

eBenefits is the official Veterans Affairs web portal for Veterans, Service Members, and their families to research, find, access, and manage their VA benefits. 

Phone Number: 800-827-1000 

To learn more about the services of eBenefits, click here.

Heroes On The Water - Northwest Chapter

Heroes on the Water helps our Nation’s warriors and veterans from all branches of the United States military unwind using the therapeutic qualities of fishing from kayaks. What looks like a day trip of paddling and fishing is in fact something much deeper and long-lasting.

Heroes to Hometowns Washington

Heroes to Hometowns is a program started by the Department of Defense to welcome home service members who can no longer serve due to injuries sustained in the military. The organization creates positive support networks for veterans and their families throughout King, Snohomish, Pierce, Kitsap, and Thurston counties by partnering with numerous organizations in the area. The group holds a monthly meeting to coordinate events and activities, and also has many different support groups.

Click here for more information. 

Imagine Housing

Imagine Housing offers affordable rental housing on the eastside for low-income individuals and families. Imagine also provides supportive programs to help residents access education, guidance, and encouragement in order to build strong communities.Their 13 rental properties are located throughout Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Mercer Island and Redmond. Andrew's Glen, a property on Factoria Boulevard in Bellevue offers 20 apartment homes for formerly homeless veterans at or below 30% of area median income. 

King County Veterans Program

The King County Veterans Program serves low-income, homeless, disabled, and at-risk veterans, current service members, National Guard members, Reserve members, and their families. Services are provided at two main offices in Seattle and Renton and eight satellite offices in King County.

Phone Number: 206-296-7656 or call the referral and information line 1-877-904-VETS(8387) 

To learn more about the King County Veterans Program, click here.

King County Vets 4 Hire

King County's Vets 4 Hire program is a comprehensive learning opportunity that focuses on developing veterans' existing skill sets and capabilities for future public sector employment with King County or other civilian employers.. An initial 6-month fully-paid learning experience can be extended to a year of full-time or part-time job-skills immersion! Certain transportation, payment, and medical benefits may apply to accepted applicants.

For futher information, please click here.

Low Income Housing Institute

LIHI owns and operates over 40 different low-income housing properties throughout the Puget Sound region. They also provide supportive services for low-income, homeless, or formerly homeless residents including intensive case management, resource coordination, life-skills workshops, youth programs, financial literacy/asset building, and technology based education. 

Mesothelioma Group

Veterans are the most at-risk group for developing mesothelioma. They account for 30% of all mesothelioma patients, but only 8% of the entire population. Asbestos is a natural mineral used in a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications. It is recognized as the primary cause of mesothelioma, an aggressive, rare form of cancer.

Mesothelioma Group's goal is to increase mesothelioma awareness and assist those already afflicted, providing up-to-date support and information to mesothelioma patients and others affected by the disease.

Phone: 888-708-5660

 

Microsoft's Elevate America's Veterans Training Program

Veterans and their eligible spouses can take advantage of resources including: technology skills training and certification, job placement, career counseling and other support services such as childcare, transportation and housing to help in their successful transition to civilian life.

To learn more, click here.

Military Veteran Solutions (MVS)

Military Veteran Solutions (MVS) provides representation and advice to Veterans that are in an appeal status in their VA service connection claims. By concentrating solely on Veterans disability claims and other Department of Veteran Affairs issues we can help in ways that most Veterans' groups can’t. Our sole purpose is to reach out to fellow veterans and never rubber stamp VA's rating decisions.  We will aggressively provide effective representation, scrutinizing every decision, to assure that military Veterans' obtain their maximum benefits.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Washington state affiliate groups provide evidence based classes for families, caregivers, and people living with mental illness, as well as support groups, and community presentations. Additionally, they provide classes for active duty service members, veterans, and their family members about mental illness. All classes and support groups are offered at no cost to participants.

Northwest Justice Project

Each year NJP provides critical civil legal assistance and representation to thousands of low-income people in cases affecting basic human needs such as family safety and security, housing preservation, protection of income, access to health care, education and other basic needs.

Phone Number: 211

To learn more about Northwest Justice Project services, click here.

Operation GoodJobs

Goodwill Olympics & Rainier Region is one of twelve Goodwill agencies in the country selected to participate in Operation: GoodJobs. Operation: GoodJobs aims to help post 9/11 Veterans, their spouses and dependents (who live in the same house), transition from military life to a successful civilian life.

Operation: GoodJobs partners with a vast network of outside agencies to provide a comprehensive program catered to the individual and his/her family.

Operation Homefront

Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to active duty, Reserve, National Guard and veteran service members and/or their families who have unmet needs due to financial hardship, death, injury, or physical or mental detriment as a result of service in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Phone Number: 800-779-5898

To learn more about Operation Homefront services, click here.