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Emergency assistance funds available to serve at-risk Veterans

Posted on August 12, 2021 2021Veterans

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Are you a Douglas County Veteran in need of assistance with housing, food, transportation, employment, mental health care or other urgent concerns?

You may be eligible for emergency assistance funds. To learn more or apply visit Veterans Emergency Assistance Funds or contact the Douglas County Veterans Service Office at [email protected] or 303.663.6200.

“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 Veterans Service Officer.

The funding – the result of a grant from the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs – is part of a robust arsenal of resources available through the Douglas County Office of Veteran Affairs, serving Veterans and their families in Douglas County.

“There are nearly 20,000 veterans living in Douglas County who have made great sacrifices in service to our country,” said County Commissioner George Teal, “and we want to encourage them to reach out to the Veterans Service Office if they are in need of this assistance or for support accessing a wide range of benefits and programs.”

As advocates for veterans and their families, as well as the families of fallen veterans, the Veterans Service Office 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 email [email protected] or call 303.663.6200.

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