Island County Veterans Services2023-07-24T09:46:07-07:00

Veterans Services

Veteran issues are community issues.

No matter the branch, character, or length of service, Opportunity Council strives to ensure those that have served our country are seen and supported in the communities we serve.

Through individual support and case management, we work with Veterans and Veteran families to navigate systems and access the resources and support they need to thrive in the places they call home.

We make every effort to connect Veterans experiencing homelessness or at high-risk with available resources. Please contact us or visit our Oak Harbor Community Resource Center on Whidbey Island to find out more.

Opportunity Council may be able to help qualifying veterans with the following services:

  • Rental Assistance
  • Case Management
  • Supportive Services
  • Employment Assistance
  • Financial & Renters Education classes
  • Benefits Coordination
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Homeless Prevention
  • Housing Counseling
  • Assistance Navigating VA
    Benefits
  • Healthcare Navigation

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FAQ

Are members of the National Guard eligible for services?2022-12-29T11:51:02-08:00

To be eligible, members of the National Guard must have been called to active duty under Title 10. If you are unsure of your status or eligibility, please contact us.

How do I know if I qualify for help?2022-12-29T11:49:12-08:00

Services are available for qualified veterans. Minimum duty requirements do not apply. If you are unsure of your eligibility or veteran status, please contact us to find out.

How is “veteran” defined?2022-12-29T11:43:46-08:00

“Veteran” is defined as “a person who served in the active military, naval, or air or space service, regardless of length of service, and who was discharged or released therefrom,” excluding anyone who received a dishonorable discharge from the Armed Forces or was discharged or dismissed from the Armed Forces by reason of the sentence of a general court-martial. 38 U.S.C. § 2002(b).

Veterans Job Assistance Fund

Whidbey Island Veterans in need of help securing their future may be eligible for help through the Whidbey Island Veterans Job Assistance Fund. Job seeking Veterans* may be eligible for financial aid to help offset the costs associated with landing a job or starting a new career. Expenses we can help with include:

  • Professional certifications and licensing
  • Tools and equipment
  • Professional clothing or uniforms
  • Child care costs

*To be eligible for the Whidbey Island Veterans Job Assistance Fund, Veterans must have proof of income eligibility, honorable discharge, and be Whidbey Island residents. 

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