COVID-19

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WDVA COVID-19 messages and status updates for family members of Veterans Homes residents

Central Office is video, phone, and email appointments only.  1-800-562-2308 or benefits@dva.wa.gov

DVA News

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Purple Heart Proclamation

Published: 08/04/2020

Proclamation

WHEREAS, our nation and its principles… read more

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs News Release

Published: 07/11/2020

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs News Release

Port Orchard: We received confirmation that one of our employees at the Washington Veterans Home in Port Orchard and one of our employees at the Washington Soldiers Home in Orting were diagnosed with COVID-19, the employees are now self-isolated at home.

We realize this news is concerning and we want to reassure… read more

Update on WDVA Budget Reduction

Published: 06/09/2020

Dear Veterans Community,

For the past several months, we have shared information on how COVID-19 has been affecting our State Veterans Homes and operations in our WDVA Service Centers and Offices. Our Homes have been working around the clock to keep our Veterans, Family Members, and Staff safe from this horrible virus, and they’ve done an outstanding job.

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Spokane Strong - These Are Our Heroes

Published: 06/09/2020

Our residents and staff from the Orting, Port Orchard and Walla Walla Veterans Homes helped put together a message to the residents ans staff at the Spokane Veterans Home letting them know that things will get better!

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NEWS RELEASE - Spokane Veterans Home Welcoms Back Residents from Mann-Grandstaff VAMC

Published: 05/28/2020

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs News Release
May 27, 2020

Spokane – This week the Spokane Veterans Home will welcome a number of residents back from the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center. Several residents will return each day and transition from the COVID-19 Unit at the VA Medical Center to the Spokane Veterans Home COVID-19 Recovery Wing.

The Spokane… read more

WDVA Memorial Day Tributes

Published: 05/25/2020

Although we are unable to hold traditional Memorial Day observances, we do have several virtual options to pay tribute to our Fallen Heroes:

WDVA Memorial Day Tribute: https://youtu.be/UPLaDDFEjO8
State Veterans Cemetery Video: https://www.facebook.com/pg/WAVeteransCemetery/… read more

COVID-19 Safety Measures - WDVA Veterans Services Offices - UPDATE ON AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES

Published: 05/21/2020

All Washington Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Services and Counseling & Wellness Programs have transitioned to phone or video appointments with Veterans and their Families. 

Olympia Central Office: Olympia Central Office is online, phone and email appointments only.  Accepting Fax, Mail & Emails...1-800-562-2308 or benefits@dva.wa.gov… read more

Spokane Veterans Home Mourns the Passing of a Veteran

Published: 05/19/2020

The Spokane Veterans Home mourns the passing of a Veteran who had returned to the Home from the hospital on May 12.  The Veteran was hospitalized for some time after being diagnosed with COVID-19, and had tested negative while in the hospital before returning to the Spokane Veterans Home.

“While our Veteran was able to recover from the active virus, unfortunately, the toll it took on… read more

NOW HIRING - Field Crew Internship - Veterans Conservation Corps

Published: 05/19/2020

Veterans Conservation Corps with the Kittitas County Conservation District

Field Crew Internship

 

Position Summary

This position will work on a 2 to 3-person field crew under the supervision of the Kittitas County Conservation District (KCCD). The crew will primarily work with landowners on wildfire fuels mitigation within the Wildland Urban Interface of Kittitas… read more

Washington Veterans Home Staff Member Diagnosed with COVID-19

Published: 05/19/2020

We received confirmation that one of our employees at the Washington Veterans Home was diagnosed with COVID-19, the employee is now self-isolated at home.

We realize this news is concerning and we want to reassure residents, staff and family members that we are working closely with the Kitsap Public Health District and following guidance from CDC, CMS and our State Department of Health… read more