RESOURCES for Veterans


Addictions
American Addiction Centers
A guide for addicted veterans and their families, designed to help understand the basics of addiction and navigate the veterans’ and active military support systems.  A summary of available governmental, organizational and other resources for those searching for assistance. It includes 48 citations of the latest studies and 10 external resources for veterans seeking help.
http://americanaddictioncenters.org/rehab-guide/veterans-resources/

Addiction Support in Spokane
http://spokanecares.org/addictions-spokane-wa.php
Employment
Employment Agencies on this site.
http://spokanecares.org/employment-spokane.php
Financial Aid
Financial Aid for Veterans
through Spokane County Veterans Services
http://www.spokanecounty.org/1122/Veterans-Services/
Housing
Free Handyman for Disabled Veterans
12213 E. Trent Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA   99206
(509) 329-6864
http://freehandymanservicesforwoundedordisabledveterans.org/wp/
Free Handyman will help disabled veterans with:  Accessibility - installing wheelchair ramps, grab bars, safety rails, shower extensions.  Painting - exteriors. 

Home Remodeling for People with Disabilities: 
What You Need to Know
People living with disabilities, or seniors aging in place, will find advice and resources about how to make their homes more livable and enjoyable.  
http://www.expertise.com/home-and-garden/home-remodeling-for-disability-and-special-needs


Homes for Homeless Veterans
Veteran's Housing | Volunteers of America
http://www.voaspokane.org/veterans-housing
Transitional housing for homeless veterans.  Who We Serve, thanking our vets.  VOA's transitional living program provides support. 
Medical and Counseling
Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center
(formerly Veterans Affairs Medical Center
4815 N. Assembly Street
Spokane, WA   99205
(509) 434-7000
(outside Spokane)  (800)  325-7940
http://www.spokane.va.gov/contact/
Behavioral Health Center

Veterans can find help with mental health, addiction and social-service needs. It offers both group treatment and one-on-one counseling. It provides a neuropsychology clinic for brain injuries, PTSD, or other cognitive deficits, as well as a nationally recognized program for homeless veterans.

Disabled American Veterans - Chapter 6

212 S. David St.
Spokane, WA  99212
(509) 535-9100
http://dav6.org/about-us/
Volunteer drivers transport veterans to and from appointments at the Mann-Grandstaff Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Spokane, and as far away as Lewiston and Libby, Montana. 
Veteran Services
http://www.spokanecounty.org
Veteran Services provides counseling and emergency financial aid to honorably discharged indigent veterans and their families for rent, utilities, food, gas, and limited prescription assistance. 

Veteran Suicide or Crisis Hotline
1-800-273-8255 (press 1)
If you are a Veteran considering suicide, call this number and press 1 to speak to a VA Counselor.  
Supportive and Outreach
Goodwill SSVF Program (Supportive Services for Veterans Families)
(509) 444-4320
A helping hand for Veterans through Goodwill of the Inland Northwest.
http://www.discovergoodwill.org/Veterans

Spokane Vet Center
13109 E. Mirabeau Parkway
Spokane, WA 99216
(509) 444-8387
(877) 927-8387
(509) 444-8388 (Fax)
(877) 927-8387 (after hours, weekends and holidays)
We are the people in VA who welcome home war veterans with honor, by providing quality readjustment counseling in a caring manner.  Vet Centers understand and appreciate Veterans' war experiences while assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their community. 

Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
720 W. Mallon Avenue
Spokane, WA  99201
(509) 279-7000
http://www.spokanearena.com/index.php
Some of the Veteran monuments erected in the parking lot:
Illuminating Courage - 30' high sculpture in the form of a candle, but unfurling like a flag.  Represents the service members' spirit and courage.
Chair of Honor -
A memorial to prisoners of war, and those missing in action. The chair will always remain vacant.   

Spokane's Veterans Outreach Center
100 N Mullan Rd #203
Spokane Valley, WA
509-444-8387
Kathy.Kovalesky2@va.gov
http://www.spokane.va.gov

The Eagle's Rest and Rest & Recoup House
525 W 2nd Ave.
Spokane, WA
509-624-2378
voaspokane@voaspokane.org
http://www.voaspokane.org/veterans

VA Customer Service  (national) 
1-800-827-1000
VA Customer Service  (local)
1-800-325-7940
http://www.spokane.va.gov

Veteran Resources
DAV Unit 9
https://www.dav9.com/
Helping veterans and their families access benefits. 

Vets Garage

1102 W. College
Spokane, WA
(509) 919-3176
Dr. Pollack, Director
Email:  dr.pollack@comcast.net
http://www.vetsgarage.org
The Garage provides a "safe place" to help all veterans transition to civilian life - whether on the job, in college or starting a business of their own. In addition to learning meaningful skills, it creates a positive environment.  Programs offer assistance with technical skills, business knowledge and interpersonal relationships.  They provide a creative outlet and genuine camaraderie.

Washington State Veterans Cemetery
21702 W. Espanola Road
Medical Lake, WA  99022
(509) 299-6280
cemetery@dva.wa.gov
http://www.dva.wa.gov/cemetery
Office Hours:  M-F, 8 am - 4:30 pm
CLOSED all State holidays
Visitation Hours:  8 am - dusk 7 days a week
Grounds are open.