Crisis Chat Line

Next Meeting

  • Tuesday May 7, 2019 at 7 pm (1900 military time)

Meeting Location

  • VFW Post 4499 Hall 1211 28th Street Manistee MI 49660

Meeting Schedule

  • Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month. Time 7 PM

Chapter Officers

DAV Veterans Service Office

  • DAV National Service Office
    VARO McNamara Building, 477 Michigan Avenue Room 1200, Detroit MI 48226 Phone 313-964-6595

Suicide Prevention

  • Suicide Prevention Hotline
    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.

Identity Theft Prevention

  • 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

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Veterans Hotline

  • Veterans Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-TALK. That number is 1-800-273-8255. For veterans push 1 after you are connected.

Utility Bill Assistance

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. Sam Scarborough and Al Hamlet meet with veterans on Wednesdays at the Manistee VFW post.

Manistee County Veterans Office

  • Manistee County Veterans Counselor
    Provide veterans assistance with health benefits, compensation claims, pension claims, DIC and other benefits. Eric Sullivan is in the Manistee County Office Building at 415 Third Street, Manistee MI 49660 Phone 231 398 3587. Office hours are Monday thru Wednesday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Lunch is taken daily at noon.

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 ginzeld@michigan.gov

Veterans Housing

  • Manistee Area Veterans Housing Support
    Goodwill Industries of West Michigan (231) 233-9187. Contact Bill Jessup Supportive Services for Veterans Families. bjessup@goodwillwm.org

Veterans Benefits Books

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