Veteran Resources


Veterans Crisis Line

If you are in crisis, call 988 then press 1. Or text 838255.

24/7 support for veterans and their Loved Ones

No Veteran should go through a crisis alone.  Save the Veterans Crisis Line number in your phone in case you or a veteran you care about needs support.  Caring responders are ready to listen and help day or night.  

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve 

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense office that develops and promotes supportive work environments for Service members in the Reserve Components through outreach, recognition, and educational opportunities that increase awareness of applicable laws.  It also provides assistance in resolving conflicts between the Service members and their employers.

For a workplace issue, conflict or question call the Customer Service Center to speak with a representative at  800-336-4590, Option 1, or email

Grand Rapids Community College Veterans Services

GRCC's Veteran Services team is here to provide support for military connected students as they transition from military to civilian student life.

143 Bostwick Avenue NE
Grand Rapids MI 49503-3295

(616) 234-4129

Habitat Kent's Veteran Program

We believe every veteran deserves to be welcomed home with dignity, honor, and respect. We are looking to partner with veterans and their families to build a new safe, stable, and affordable home.

425 Pleasant Street SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Michigan Veteran Homes - Grand Rapids

The Michigan Veteran Homes at Grand Rapids is located on 90 beautifully wooded and landscaped acres, right near the mighty Grand River. Established in 1885, this building was designed to meet the needs of veterans after the Civil War. However, we have built a new Home on the property to better serve the heroes of today…and tomorrow.

2950 Monroe Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Main Line: 616-364-5300
Admissions: 616-345-6110, opens a new window

Kent County Veterans Services

The Kent County Veterans Services was established under PA 192 of 1953 in September of 2008. The KCVS is funded through Kent County General Funds and exists to serve the veterans of Kent County and their families.

836 Fuller Ave NE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

(616) 632-5722

The department assists with:

  • Service-Connected Disability Claims
  • Applying for VA non service-connected pensions
  • Applying for Surviving Spouse Pensions
  • County and federal burial benefits
  • Veterans ID Cards
  • Eligibility Verification Reports
  • Educational benefits
  • Retrieving military service records
  • Soldiers and Sailors Relief Fund
  • Burial assistance
  • Working with social services and government agencies
  • Upgrading of discharges, if possible
  • Document notarizing
  • Many other Veterans issues.

Kent County Veterans Treatment Court 

Kent County established a Veterans Treatment Court (KCVTC) in June of 2015 which is located at the 62-A District Courthouse. KCVTC accepts both misdemeanor and felony cases and serves all jurisdictions in Kent County. KCVTC integrates clinical treatment, support services and provides supervision of each participant's probationary case. KCVTC promotes sobriety, recovery and stability through a coordinated response of each Veteran's needs. KCVTC is a voluntary program.

62A District Court
2650 DeHoop Avenue SW
Wyoming, MI 49509


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The VA uses evidence based interventions to reach veterans through multiple touchpoints at the local, state, and national levels.  

West Michigan Veterans Coalition

For over 10 years, the West Michigan Veterans Coalition (WMVC) has been establishing partnerships with resources within West Michigan to assist Military-connected individuals and their Families with Education, Employment, Healthcare and Quality of Life issues.

WINC: For All Women Veterans

WINC: For All Women Veteran’s (“WINC”) mission is to revitalize the female veteran. And WINC is not just for female veterans who were injured or just female veterans who were injured in combat. WINC is for ALL female veterans and female active duty members. Promoting the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health of the female veteran is one aspect of our organization. With more awareness, we believe more women will have access to the proper health care, the proper treatment for military sexual trauma, and even the proper treatment when going to a VA facility, among other things.  

165 E Apple Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442

(231) 332-3859

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