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VetCorps Success Stories, Chanette Purser-Smith, and Gabriella Smith

Published: 04/22/2022

We are proud to have VetCorps in Washington State, an AmeriCorps program housed within the WA State Department of Veteran Affairs. This program has existed for more than ten years, and we believe it was the first veteran and military family-focused AmeriCorps program in the nation.

Below are stories about two VetCorps Success Stories, Chanette Purser-Smith, and Gabriella Smith.

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Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee Town Hall Meeting being held in Aberdeen - April 21

Published: 04/21/2022

Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee Town Hall Meeting

Join your Governor’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee and our community partners as we hear updates from:

-WDVA Services
-Federal VA Caregiver Program
-County Veterans Assistance Fund
-WorkSource
-Suicide Prevention Program

Stay Updated with the Latest Veteran Related News & Changes!… read more

Suicide Prevention Spotlight Series: Episode 1 - Introducing Codie Garza

Published: 04/19/2022

Suicide Prevention Spotlight Series: Episode 1

Introducing Codie Garza, the Suicide Prevention Program Manager for the WDVA, and lead for the Washington State Governor’s Challenge. Codie comes from both a Military & Public Health background as a military spouse and having achieved a Master of Science in Public… read more

Forgotten Heroes Interment at State Veterans Cemetery - April 12

Published: 04/08/2022

The State Veterans Cemetery, Medical Lake will hold a Forgotten Heroes interment for 40 Veterans, on April 12 at 10:30am.   

WDVA works closely with Veterans service groups, funeral industry partners, public administrators and other concerned citizens to ensure the dignified burial of unclaimed veterans.  Collectively we work to… read more

Washington State Suicide Prevention Program Logo Winner Announcement

Published: 04/07/2022

Attention Washington Residents:

Suicide Prevention Program Logo Winner Announcement!!!

 

We are pleased to announce that the branding campaign for the Suicide Prevention Program and the Washington Governor’s Challenge has officially concluded!

 

Thanks to your participation, from submissions to sharing and voting, we now have a brand that will go on to… read more

April 2022 Veteran Voices Newsletter - WDVA

Published: 04/06/2022

Highlighting the Federal VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers

Published: 04/01/2022

To our Veterans, their families and caregivers:

I would like to bring attention on this edition of the Veteran Voices to an incredible program that continues to grow and benefits both veterans and their caregivers.  The VA’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers was initially instituted for… read more

Donations Received for the first Washington State Purple Heart Highway Signs

Published: 03/31/2022

A huge thank you goes to our first donors for the Purple Heart State Highway Signs campaign!

Mary Astrid donated $1,100 for a sign to be place in the Olympia area.  And the Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 1889 donated $1,500 for signs to be placed on three southwestern entrances to Washington State from Oregon.

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PROCLAMATION - Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day

Published: 03/29/2022

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Event at the Capitol in Olympia: Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Event | WDVA (wa.gov)

PROCLAMATION - Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day

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U.S. Department of Labor VETS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, James Rodriguez, visits WDVA

Published: 03/24/2022

An honor having U.S. Department of Labor VETS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, James Rodriguez, visiting Your Washington Department of Veterans Affairs.

During his visit he learned more about how our Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) is assisting veterans get back on their feet and find housing, access their benefits and become employed.

We recently… read more