Emergency assistance funds available to serve at-risk Veterans

Are you a Veteran in need of assistance with housing, transportation, employment, health care or other emergency needs?

Douglas County was recently the recipient of $7,500 in new funds from a state grant providing emergency assistance to veterans struggling to meet the most and essential needs.

“Our goal with these grant dollars is to help our Veterans bridge the gap during an emergency, creating a temporary safety net for the most basic and essential needs, while simultaneously connecting our Veterans with opportunities to obtain a more permanent solution towards becoming self-sufficient,” said David Maxwell, Douglas County’s Veteran Services Officer.

To apply for the veterans assistance funds visit  Veterans Emergency Assistance Funds or contact the Office of Veteran Affairs at 303-663-6200.

The new funding adds to the already robust arsenal of resources available through the Douglas County Office of Veteran Affairs, serving more than 21,000 Veterans and their families in Douglas County.

As advocates for veterans and their families, as well as the families of fallen veterans, the Douglas County Office of Veteran Affairs provides access to special programs and services, while also assisting in applying for benefits, employment assistance, medical care, housing applications and coordination to other services, such as transportation. The Office also assists surviving spouses, dependents’ parents and dependents with claims for pension, disability, burial reimbursements and more.

Staffed entirely by military veterans, trained by, and working in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, all volunteers working in the office are accredited by the National Associated of County Veterans Service Officers.

For more information, call 303-663-6200, email Veterans_Services@douglas.co.us or stop by the office, located in the basement at 301 Wilcox St. in Castle Rock. The office is open Monday-Thursday, but is only staffed part-time. Please contact the office for exact hours before visiting as hours vary.

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