Kittitas County Veteran Services Program

Kittitas County Veteran Services Program

Kittias County Veteran Services Program
507 N Nanum
Ellensburg, WA 98926
509-933-8325 VA Office
509-933-8320 Timothy Paxton, VSO

Office Hours:
Monday 8-4
Tuesday 8-4
Wednesday 8-4
Thursday 8-4
Friday 8-4

*Vouchers are available Monday-Friday 10-3

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What is a Veteran Service Officer (VSO)?

A Veterans Service Officer (VSO) is someone who works on behalf of veterans and their dependents and survivors. They are trained and either accredited or certified in the Veterans Administration (VA) claims and appeals process and can help you with Veterans Affairs (VA) related needs.

VSOs provide added support, such as helping with emergency funds, coordinating resources, and can help you understand and apply for local and Washington state Veteran benefits, including:

  • Financial support
  • Education
  • Veteran Readiness and Employment
  • Home loans
  • Life insurance
  • Pension
  • Health care
  • Burial Benefits
  • Records Requests

Kittitas County Voucher Program

The purpose of the Veterans Relief fund is to provide emergency relief to veterans in need that are facing financial hardship. Applicants must meet requirements and provide documentation. Program funds are subject to availability.

Kittitas County Veterans Advisory Board

Please see the following for the Veterans Advisory Board members and meeting dates and times.


VA Suicide Hotline

  • Call 1-800-273-8255 to speak to another veteran if you are considering suicide. Speak with someone today. We are here to help you.

The Kittitas County Veterans Services Program strongly encourages any veteran or a family of a veteran to contact our local Veteran Service Officer (VSO) when applying for any programs or resources. A VSO can help you fill out the paperwork properly and guide you through any necessary processes. VSOs are certified and trained in the claims and appeals processes and they are more than willing to help you or your family. Contact your local VSO if you have questions.

State & Federal Support

US Department of Veterans Affairs
1 (800) 827-1000

WA State Dept of Veterans Affairs
1 (800) 562-0132

Local Support

Kittitas County Veteran Service Officer
Timothy Paxton
(509) 933-8320

American Legion Post 8 (Ellensburg)
1101 Craig Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 925-9488

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 683 (Kittitas)
106 S Main St, Kittitas, WA 98926
(509) 968-4004

Health & Medical

Veterans Crisis Line
Dial 988 press 1
Text 838255
To Chat online:

Veterans Medical Center (Yakima)
1211 Antanum Ridge Drive
Union Gap, WA 98903
Main number: (509) 966-0199
Mental Health: (509) 525-5200 ext. 26975

Veterans Outpatient Clinic (Wenatchee)
2530 Chester Kimm Road
Wenatchee, WA 98801-8130
Main number: 833-500-1490
Mental Health Care: (509) 633-7615 ext. 5027

Merit Resources
Alcohol and Drug Treatment
200 E 3rd Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 925-9821

Kittitas County Recovery Organization
211 W 3rd Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 968-5224

Housing & Food

HopeSource (SSVF)
606 W 3rd Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 925-1448

FISH Food Bank
804 Elmview Rd Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 925-5990

Employment & Education

(509) 665-3702

Central Washinton University Vet Center
400 E University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926
Vet Center (509) 963-3028
Main (509) 963-1111