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Veterans

Office of Veterans Affairs

NOTICE – March 17, 2020

Consistent with guidelines issued by the White House and Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Douglas County has closed most County buildings effective March 17. County departments and offices will be staffed to support county operations. County services will continue during this closure, the duration of which has yet to be determined.

While the Douglas County Office of Veterans Affairs physical office is closed, staff will be answering your phone calls and emails.
Emergency assistance is available for veterans struggling with housing (mortgage/rent), transportation, employment, healthcare or other emergency needs. Click here to apply online for veterans assistance funds.

Please call 303-663-6200 or email us at [email protected] and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

 

Free Flu Shots For Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs has teamed up with Walgreens Pharmacies nationwide to allow all veterans who are currently enrolled in the VA healthcare system to be able to walk into any of the over 8000 Walgreens nationally and receive a flu shot at no cost.  Veterans simply need to present a Veterans Identification Card and a photo ID, at any participating Walgreens to receive the vaccination. The Group ID is: VAFLU.  To locate a Walgreens store near you, call 800-WALGREENs (800-925-4733), or  visit Walgreens.com

Funds available to serve at-risk Veterans

Emergency assistance is available to veterans struggling with housing (mortgage and rent payments), transportation, employment, healthcare or other emergency needs. To apply for the veterans assistance funds visit Veterans Emergency Assistance Funds or call 303-663-6200.

The Office of Veterans Affairs provides access to benefits, services and military retiree information, including resources, emergency funds and property tax exemptions for veterans and their families. As advocates for veterans, staff provides timely information on services, events, and activities affecting veterans. This includes coordination with the Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs and the United Veterans Committee (UVC) of Colorado. The Veterans Affairs staff also assists all veterans in applying for benefits, employment assistance, medical care, transportation and coordination to other services.

The staff consists of volunteers who are military veterans. They are trained by and work in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and have successfully been accredited by the National Associated of County Veterans Service Officers.

The following links are provided for your convenience Arapahoe / Douglas Works, VA Medical Center of Denver, Veterans Crisis Line and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Our Mission

Assist county residents who served in the Armed Forces and their dependents to obtain any and all benefits for which they may be eligible.