If you are a veteran in emotional crisis and need help RIGHT NOW, call this toll-free number 1-800-273-8255, PRESS 1, available 24/7, and tell them you are a veteran. All calls are confidential.
Links of Interest
Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency serves as the central coordinating point, connecting those who have served in the United States Armed Forces and their families, to services and benefits throughout the State of Michigan.
What is VA Doing to Help? - More Than a Number: Identity Theft Prevention This website features educational information, interactive multimedia and links to other online identity theft prevention resources. There is also a toll-free help line for Veterans, their beneficiaries and VA employees who have questions and concerns about identity theft. Available Monday through Friday 8 am to 8 pm EST at 1-855-578-5492
FiveCAP, Inc. - Home FiveCap Inc. Manistee County (231) 723-8327 located at 265 First Street Manistee MI 49660
Resources | BACN Benzie Area Christian Neighbors telephone (231) 882-9544 for assistance. BACN 2804 Benzie Highway, P. O. Box 93, Benzonia MI 49616
Veterans Service Officers
Meet with a VSO
Veteran Service Officers (VSO) are veterans who stand ready to help with veteran-related needs. Veterans Service Offices have all the forms and other information a veteran may need to obtain service from the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as the forms for requesting State veterans' benefits.
Jim Stringham meets with veterans Tuesdays 10 am to noon at the Manistee VFW Post.
Sam Scarborough and Al Hamlet meet with veterans on Wednesdays at the Manistee VFW post.
Manistee County Veterans Office
Manistee County Veterans Counselors
Provide veterans assistance with health benefits, compensation claims, pension claims, DIC and other benefits. Jim Stringham & Karen Korolenko are in the Manistee County Office Building at 415 Third Street, Manistee MI 49660 Phone 231 398 3587. Office hours are Monday thru Thursday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Lunch is taken daily at noon. The veterans office is closed every Friday.
Tight Lines for Troops
Tight Lines For Troops Tight Lines for Troops (a federally recognized nonprofit organization) proudly announced its 8th Annual Charity Fishing Tournament for Michigan Veterans will be Saturday May 20, 2017. Application deadline is March 1, 2017. Visit their web site for information and application form.
Veterans Employment Specialist
Veterans Employment Specialists
are located in most Michigan Works! One-Stop Service Centers. These specialists are available to assist veterans and their eligible spouses in securing employment. Contact Dale Ginzel (1-231-922-3719) at the Traverse City Michigan Works Office. email firstname.lastname@example.org