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Clark County Veteran Resource Guide (PDF)

Call 1-800-273-TALK if you or someone you know is in an emotional crisis. Press 1 for Veterans.

Call 1-877-424-3838 for the Homeless Veteran hotline.

Starting September 2013

Veterans Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC)
A community based resource and referral center that provides access to both VA and community services to help veterans prevent or end homelessness

Location:  Vancouver VA Medical Center, Building 18

When:  Monday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Veterans Assistance Fund may provide the following emergency relief to qualified Veterans (persons who have served in the military):

  • Rent
  • Heating and Utilities
  • Food Assistance
  • Transportation
  • Prescription Coverage
  • Burial Assistance
  • Clothing and Tools
  • Emergency Dental Care
  • Referral Services

Eligibility Requirements

To receive relief funds, Veterans must meet the following requirements:

  • DD214 Veterans Honorable Discharge.
  • Washington State resident for at least 12 consecutive months immediately prior to application.
  • Clark County resident at time of application.
  • Annual income after taxes within 150% of poverty guidelines.

    2015 HHS 150% of poverty guidelines for Clark County
    Persons in family


Applications and the policies for assistance are available online. Please review the policies when completing an application. Applications and associated back up information should be submitted between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the:

Veterans Assistance Center
1305 Columbia St, Suite 100
Vancouver, WA 98660

Phone: 360-693-7030
Fax: 360-693-7560

The Veterans Advisory Board is responsible for hearing any appeal or dispute of a Veterans Service Officer’s decision. Any appeals or disputes should be made using the Appeal Form within 15 business days of the decision.

More information



Clark County Community Services: Vanessa R. Gaston, Director
Street address: 1601 East Fourth Plain Boulevard, Bldg 17, Suite A419, Vancouver, WA 98661
Mailing address: P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-9810
Main phone: (360) 397-2130 | FAX: (360) 397-6028
Community Services Fraud and Abuse Hotline
The Fraud and Abuse Hotline number is (360) 397-8030 and is for the reporting of suspected fraud or abuse related to payment for services. Messages may be left anonymously. To speak directly with the Department Compliance Officer, call (360) 397-2075 ext. 7819.
Responsible Elected Official: Board of County Councilors

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