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Douglas County Government offices closed Monday, July 4.  Visit DoItOnlineDouglas.com for dozens of services offered online.   Enjoy the 4th of July but remember Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in place. 

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Veterans

Resources

The following links are provided for your convenience to connect you with free services offered to veterans.  You may also visit VA Medical Center of Denver, Veterans Crisis Line and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for additional information.

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  – Assists 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.

Emergency Assistance

Including housing, food, clothing, and utilities.

Health / Medical / Mental Health

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.

Legal / Financial Advice

Local Veteran Programs / Services

Local Veterans Service Organizations

  • 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 [email protected] or 303-688-7730.
  • 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.

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.

VA Benefits (Compensation, Pension & Burial Benefits)