Veterans Program

If you’re a Whatcom County veteran, we can help you or your family access local, state, and federal benefits and services. Call or visit us in person to find out how.

  • We help link veterans to health care, mental health care, social services, employment services, and more.
  • If you are facing a financial crisis, we can provide temporary financial assistance for basic needs like rent, mortgage, or utility payments.
  • Our staff is available Monday through Friday, 8:30 to noon, and 1:30 to 4:00 pm for phone calls and appointments. Call 360-778-6050 or email us to get help navigating your benefits or finding the services you need.

Accessing Your Federal Benefits

As a veteran, you can receive assistance through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for:

  • Health care
  • Compensation and Pension
  • Housing and Home Loans
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Childcare

Our Veterans Service Officers can help you understand and apply for all the VA benefits you’ve earned. We can also help you troubleshoot claims. Simply call 360-778-6050 or email us to schedule a one-on-one appointment.

Getting Connected to Local Services

You can take advantage of additional programs in Whatcom County that provide assistance specifically for veterans.

Employment Assistance

WorkSource helps veterans and their spouses to find jobs. The WorkSource Whatcom Veteran Employment Representative is a great place to start your job search. Contact them at 360-676-3202.


The Whatcom Homeless Service Center offers several programs to help low-income veterans find housing.

Temporary Financial Assistance

We help veterans and their families who are in a financial crunch to cover some of their bills for a short time. If you need help making a rent, mortgage, or utility payment, contact us to see if you qualify for temporary financial assistance.

For Military Families

Some low-income veterans qualify for burial assistance. Call our office or stop by to learn more.