Veterans Resources

The following is a listing of free services that are offered to Veterans.

Housing / Rent

  • VA Home Loans  – VA Home Loans are provided by private lenders, such as banks and mortgage companies. VA guarantees a portion of the loan, enabling the lender to provide you with more favorable terms.
  • Certificate of Eligibility for a VA Home Loan
  • DC Housing Partnership – Assists affordable housing: Section 8 Housing, Home Ownership Down Payment Assistance Program and foreclosure counseling.
  • Financial Assistance – Organizations provide emergency financial assistance for rent and mortgage payments.

Education / Employment

  • Arapahoe/Douglas Workforce Center (ADWorks) – Provides career readiness workshops, resume assistance, information on job fairs and hiring events, assistance with job leads, and information on veteran job preferences.
  • VA VocRehab Office  – Assist Veterans and Service members who have service-connected disabilities and an employment barrier/handicap find suitable careers.
  • GI Bill
  • Colorado Department of Labor and Employment – Providing career assistance to those who have served in the U.S. armed forces and other individuals who are eligible for Veteran’s priority of service
  • Valor Bridge Foundation – Provide a continuous program of education, community, and mentorship that develops carefully selected individuals into leaders in the private sector.

Health / Medical / Mental Health

Transportation

  • Douglas County First Call – Connects seniors, people with disabilities, and their families, with free information and referrals to transportation and other services.
  • Castle Senior Center  – Provides transportation to members around Castle Rock
  • To the Rescue  – Supports independent living, which includes transportation, commercial and residential cleaning, lawn care and snow removal services and much more.

Legal / Financial Advice

VA Benefits (Compensation, Pension & Burial Benefits)

Emergency Assistance (Housing/Food/Clothing/Utilities)

Local Veteran Service Organizations

Local Veteran Programs/Services

  • Veterans History Project – Mission is to collect, preserve and make accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. If you would like more information or would like to share your story; contact the Douglas County Library, History Research Center at LocalHistory@dclibraries.org or 303-688-7730.
  • Canyons Quests for Vets – Is a Castle Rock based non-profit that seeks to connect military veterans with outdoor adventure.
  • Project Healing Waters – Dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active duty military service personnel and veterans through fly-fishing and fly tying education and outings.
  • Project Sanctuary -501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide therapeutic, curative, supportive and recreational activities to veterans, active military personnel, their spouses and children in a leisure environment.
  • Remembering Our Veterans (ROV) – Remembering Our Veterans (ROV) meets the first Friday of the month at 1:00 pm in the Castle Rock Senior Center. Activities and Events consist of local veterans discussing their military experiences, authors talking about their military history books, trips to military history museums.
  • Rocky Mountain Honor Flight – The Rocky Mountain Honor Flight provides WW II veterans with an opportunity to visit the National WW II Memorial located in Washington D.C.
  • Wheelers for the Wounded – Nonprofit that helps veterans get out and enjoy the wilderness for a weekend of camping, camaraderie and extreme four-wheeling