How Can I get Help?
- VA Website: VA.gov This website has incredible resources on every topic.
- VA Welcome Guide: va.gov/va-welcome-kit-color.pdf This is a benefits guide to everything VA. It covers all types of benefits and services available for all levels of your veteran journey, from a new recruit to active duty, family and survivor’s benefits to retirement and more. Understand how VA can meet your needs.
- Local Website: DAV9.com This website has great information and links to local and national help organizations. It is prepared and managed by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9 Fort Sherman, located in Post Falls, Idaho.
- Benefits Navigation tool: explore.va.gov/benefits-navigator Go online for 20 minutes to discover what benefits you and your family are eligible for.
- Spokane County Regional Veteran Service and Washington Department of Veteran Affairs (WDVA)
1117 N. Evergreen Rd, Spokane Valley, WA 509-477-3690
WDVA offers emergency services and assistance with any benefits or service questions. Three Veteran Service Officers VSOs and staff are available to direct you and help you file claims.
- North Idaho Veteran Services and Benefits Office
120 E Railroad Ave., Post Falls, Idaho 208-446-1092
State and County Veteran Service Officers and staff are available to answer questions, help you with VA benefits enrollment, and file claims.
- Goodwill Support Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
130 E 3rd Ave., Spokane, WA 509-828-2449
Immediate needs, Basic Needs, Community Resources
SSVF focuses on helping homeless Veterans and families find housing but is an excellent entry point for most Veteran services. They can help find the right organization to assist veterans and their specific needs.
- Spokane Regional Veteran Services: 509-477-3690
- North Idaho Veteran Services and Benefits office: 208-446-1092
- Veteran Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 press 1
- Washington or Idaho: 2-1-1 (Health and human resources referrals)