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Christian Alexander, M.S., LMHC
1400 112th Ave SE, STE 100, Bellevue, WA 98004
MS in clinical psych, specialization in Mindfullness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Extensive training in Cognitive Processing Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. LMHC, Clinical Hypnotherapist
Jodie Field, LMHC, M.S.
101 E Dewberry, Omak, WA 98841
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
1102 Quince St SE, 1st Floor, PO Box 41155, Olympia, WA 98504-1155
Monday - Friday
Case management, Claims assistance, Counseling, Emergency Financial Assistance, Homeless Supports, Records request, Referrals and information, Transitional housing, Veterans Incarcerated Program, Work specific necessities to gain employment

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs helps connect veterans and their family members to the benefits and services they earned through their military service. 

Our Central Office is located in Olympia and includes a Veterans Service Center as well as administrative support for all agency programs.

WDVA offers long-term care in our four State Veteran Homes (the Washington Soldiers Home, the Washington Veterans Home, the Spokane Veterans Home, and the Walla Walla Veterans Home) for honorably discharged veterans, and in some cases, their spouses. 

The Veterans Services and Counseling and Wellness Divisions provide claims assistance as well as counseling services for veterans and their family members.  And our State Veterans Cemetery honors veterans in their final resting place.

Education

Resource Title Contact Information
Blue Mountain Action Council
1520 Kelly Place, Suite 140, Walla Walla, WA 99362
info@bmacww.org
8:30-5:00 M-Th | 8:30-4:00 F | We are closed daily from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m
Education, Emergency Financial Assistance, Employment assistance, Homeless Supports, Legal assistance, Referrals and information, Rental assistance, Transportation Assistance, Utility assistance

Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC), one of a number of Community Action Programs in Washington State, is a private, nonprofit, multipurpose agency, serving residents in Southeastern Washington to:

  • Meet the basic needs of low-income individuals and families
  • Offer opportunities for individuals and families to achieve greater levels of strength, independence, and self-sufficiency
  • Develop and implement strategies to prevent poverty in our communities, and
  • Leverage community support, service, and volunteerism

Blue Mountain Action Council is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. WA Relay Service number 7-1-1.

No client will be discriminated against because of race, religion, color, gender, pregnancy, age (including those over 40), national origin (including ancestry), ethnicity, disability (as defined in the federal Americans with Disabilities Act), marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law.

Flyers:

Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program: 

  • Asotin County -  (208) 816-1651 (Debra Monniere)  debram@bmacww.org  or 208-507-1882  (Mike Monniere)  mikem@bmacww.org 

  • Benton & Franklin Counties - Tara Coburn 509-412-5204 tarac@bmacww.org or Betsy Metcalf 509-440-3229 betsym@bmacww.org

  • Columbia & Garfield Counties (509)529-4980  roseb@bmacww.org (Rose Berg) or laural@bmacww.org (Laura Lebowski)

 

 

GI Bill Comparison Tool
Education

Learn about education programs and compare benefits by school.

VA education and training benefits
Education

VA education benefits help Veterans, service members, and their qualified family members with needs like paying college tuition, finding the right school or training program, and getting career counseling. Learn how to apply for and manage the education and training benefits you've earned.

Washington Career Bridge
careerbridge@wtb.wa.gov
Education, Employment assistance

Washington Career Bridge - Home to over 5,000 education programs, career exploration, data on wages, and more! 

Reach your career goals with Career Bridge

Career Bridge is Washington's one-stop source for career and education planning.

  1. Explore Careers--See how your talents align with a career by taking a quiz.
  2. View Job Trends--Next, discover if a career is growing and how much it pays.
  3. Find Education--Finally, search nearly 6,000 education programs to find locations and costs, whether students got jobs, what industries they went to work in, and how much they were paid.

With Career Bridge, you'll also discover:

  • Average earnings and employment outlook for each career.
  • Hot jobs for the future.
  • What you'll need to learn to get those jobs.
  • How to pay for your education.

Career Bridge is also home of the state's Eligible Training Provider (ETP) List.

This site was created by the state's Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, a partnership of business, labor, and government dedicated to helping Washington residents prepare for and land living-wage jobs, while meeting employers' needs for skilled workers.

Now find the education and training you need to get the job you want.

Washington Student Achievement Council
917 Lakeridge Way SW, Olympia, WA 98502
info@wsac.wa.gov
Education

The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) is a nine-member council supported by a cabinet-level state agency. By statute, the Council provides strategic planning, oversight, advocacy, and program administration to support increased student success and higher levels of educational attainment in Washington.

 

Washington's Community and Technical Colleges - Getting Veterans Back to Work
Education

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges advocates, coordinates and directs Washington state’s system of 34 public community and technical colleges.

Women Veterans Resources

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ANEW
550 SW 7th St. Suite B305, Located in the Puget Sound JATC Building , Renton, WA 98057

Here are five good reasons to start your career as an apprentice:

  • Earn a paycheck while you learn. Start at $20-30+/hr your first day! 
  • A secure future – Achieving such a high level of skill will lead to a higher salary and greater job opportunities.
  • There are apprenticeships in nearly every field you can imagine.
  • A skill you can use. Careers that start with an apprenticeship are highly skilled, and they are in high demand.
  • The chance to be your best. When you start an apprenticeship, you’ll learn a skilled trade from a master craftsman.

ANEW offers pre-apprenticeship programs, employment navigation and financial support for individuals who desire a family wage career.

ANEW is a trusted partner in the construction industry. We can assist you with the training and navigation you need to obtain a family wage career in construction. To learn more about our services, attend an info session.

Upcoming info sessions to enroll in our programs are listed on our calendar (click below).

 

Federal Legislation Related to Women Veterans
Legal assistance

Federal Legislation Related to Women Veterans

  • P.L. 106-419, “Veterans Benefits and Healthcare Improvement Act of 2000,” authorized special monthly compensation for women Veterans with a service connected mastectomy.  It also authorized benefits to children born of mothers who served in Vietnam and who have certain types of birth defects.

  • P.L. 107-330, “Veterans Benefits Act of 2002,” authorized special monthly compensation for women Veterans who lost 25 percent or more of tissues from a single breast or both breast in combination (including loss by mastectomy or partial mastectomy) or has received radiation of breast tissues.

  • P.L. 108-422, “Veterans Health Improvement Act&rduqo; authority permanently to extend Military Sexual Trauma counseling and treatment to active duty service members or active duty for training.

  • P.L. 110-186, “Military Reservist and Veterans Small Business Reauthorization and Opportunity Act” established a Women Veterans business Training Resource Program.

  • P.L. 111-163, “Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010,” provides contract for a comprehensive study on barriers to health care for women Veterans, pilot program to provide group readjustment counseling in retreat settings for newly separated women combat Veterans, mandates inclusion of recently separated women on Advisory Committees for Women Veterans, and requires VHA to carry out a 2 year pilot program to assess feasibility and advisability of offering child care to Veterans

Federal VA Women Veterans Health Care
Healthcare
Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center
77 Wainwright Dr, Walla Walla, WA 99362

Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center
4815 N Assembly St, Spokane, WA 99205

Military Sexual Trauma Counseling
Health services, Healthcare

What is military sexual trauma counseling?

Military sexual trauma counseling may include individual or group counseling, marital and family counseling, referral for benefits assistance, liaison with community agencies or substance abuse information and referral to help you deal with the emotions of military sexual trauma and regain confidence in your everyday life.

Am I eligible for military sexual trauma counseling?

Any Veteran, or Service member to include members of the National Guard and Reserve forces, who was sexually traumatized while serving in the military is eligible to receive counseling regardless of gender or era of service.

Where are services available?

Assessment and referral for MST-related counseling is available at all Vet Centers. Onsite counseling is available at selected Vet Centers across the country. In addition, MST-related medical and mental health services are available at your local VA Medical Center and can be accessed by contacting the Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator or your existing VA healthcare provider.

Portland VA Health Care System
3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd, Portland, OR 97239

Seattle Division Women’s Clinic
1660 S Columbian Way, Seattle, WA 98108
The Dixon Center Female Veterans Program Financial Assistance Program and application

The nation’s almost 20 million veterans have a variety of programs to aid in their success – from wellness to housing to financial aid. But the sheer volume (more than 45,000 private groups and hundreds of government programs) can be overwhelming to navigate. Compounding the problem is that many of these programs take a silo approach, only tackling one problem instead of providing a comprehensive set of solutions.

That’s the role that Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services plays – serving as the connective thread to break down barriers and connect individuals and organizations with easily accessible solutions that veterans and military families need to access meaningful employment, education, housing, and wellness. We work at local and national levels in five focus areas:

  • Workforce development and career placement
  • Housing solutions
  • Wellness research and development
  • Expanding funding streams for veteran entrepreneurs
  • Advancing impact via service networks
VA Puget Sound Women Veterans

Health services, Healthcare

About the Program 

 

VA Puget Sound offers comprehensive care for women Veterans. We pride ourselves on providing excellent care for women Veterans in our stand-alone clinics at both American Lake and Seattle Divisions and at our community clinics. These facilities provide a unique setting that is private, respectful and convenient.

 

We respect patients’ preferences regarding provider gender, for health care and mental health care.  We look forward to meeting your health care needs.

 

Services Offered

 

• alcohol and drug abuse treatment
• cervical cancer screening
• colposcopy
• evaluation and treatment for trauma
• incontinence treatment
• mammography
• menopause management
• mental health services 
• osteoporosis evaluation and treatment
• primary care
• reproductive benefits
• trauma recovery
• screening for HIV/STDs
• social work

 

Mental health services, including treatment for post traumatic stress disorder and military sexual trauma are also available. Treatment for substance abuse is available as well.

 

Patients will be referred to community providers for any service not available at VA Puget Sound.

Washington Women in Trades Association
Education, Employment assistance

What we do:

We Educate, Promote and Celebrate.
We Facilitate Access for Women in the Skilled Trades.

Who we are:

The Washington Women in Trades Association was founded in 1978 by and for women working in the skilled trades to gather and share information. 
More Info HERE