Program Overview

​Kitsap County is proud of its citizens who have served our country. The county is dedicated to providing information and assistance to our veterans who are residents, especially those in need. ​Kitsap County Veterans Assistance program works cooperatively with the Veterans Advisory Board to host events, offer services, and create opportunities to get involved and support local Veterans and their families in need.

 News & Events

2024 Events

May 25 – The Unforgotten: Run to Tahoma

September 28 – Kitsap County Fall Veterans Stand Down

November 11  Veterans Day Ceremony at the Kitsap Fairgrounds Pavilion

Veterans Administration Disability Claims Assistance  

For questions about filing a disability claim with the Veterans Administration, inquiries about VA benefits, or accessing VA health care services, reach out to the Veterans Administration by calling 800-827-1000 or visiting their "Contact Us" page Contact Us | Veterans Affairs (va.gov) to view other contact phone numbers.  You can also find many useful resources on the Veterans Affairs website at VA.gov Home | Veterans Affairs. To request assistance with filing a claim, schedule an appointment with a Veteran Service Officer by calling one of the following offices that is most convenient to you:

  1. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2669, Port Orchard, Call: 360-662-6376, pso@vfwpost2669.org.
  2. Veterans of Foreign Wars, Robert Lemmons, Claims Consultant, 1141 Beach Drive East, Bldg. 10, Port Orchard, Call for an appointment: 509-406-3695
  3. Disabled American Veterans Chapter 5, Bremerton, Call: 360-373-2397 (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 9am to 2pm). chap5.dav.leif@gmail.com.
  4. American Legion Department of Washington, Seattle, Sean Contreras, Call: 206-341-8262, sean.contreras@va.gov.
  5. American Legion Post 245, Poulsbo, Call: 360-779-5456 (First, Second, and Fourth Fridays, 10am to 3pm). vso@alpost245poulsbowa.org.
  6. American Legion Post 172, Bainbridge Island, Call: 360-930-4443, g.samurai22@gmail.com. 

 Need help?

Kitsap1 is your first call for County services and questions. 

Call 360.337.5777 or email 

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? 

Dial 9-8-8 then press 1 to connect with the national Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs specifically trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances. Many of the responders are Veterans themselves. 

Connect by Text at 838255

Online chat is also available at www.veteranscrisisline.net

The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. 

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Call 888-910-0416 to connect to the Kitsap Need Help Now crisis line 24/7/365 to get help for you or someone else and connect to local resources including mobile outreach teams. 

To learn more about the issue of Veteran suicide as well as VA mental health resources, please visit www.mentalhealth.va.gov

veteran group meeting

Questions about Veterans Services? Contact Rick Becker, Program Coordinator via email at rbecker@kitsap.gov or call 360-337-4811

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