COVID-19

Get latest updates, multilingual resources, and details of Gov. Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order: Coronavirus.wa.gov

WDVA COVID-19 Updates for State Veterans Homes, THP, and WDVA Offices

Services available during COVID-19 Central Office is video, phone, and email appointments only.  1-800-562-2308 or benefits@dva.wa.gov

Wreaths Across America Update: 
WDVA wishes to thank the many corporate, non-profit, and individual sponsors for generously donating wreaths, and the volunteer organizations who selflessly coordinate the countless number of detail in order to remember and honor our departed veterans each year. 

Due to the ongoing pandemic and in adherence to state and local restrictions, there will be no public ceremony this year.  Families who purchased a wreath, wishing to place one a loved one's grave site may do so December 14th - 17th between 12 - 3 pm.  Thank you all for your understanding.

Veterans Farm at Orting

The Veterans Farm focuses on teaching veterans interested in agricultural industries how to thrive.  

The Veterans Farm at Orting, is situated on the Soldiers Home campus as the base of Mount Rainer in the Orting Valley. Offering a place where veterans can lease fertile farm land, attend classes, volunteer and or generally support a growing community.

Veterans interested in leasing land at the Veterans farm pay an annual fee of only $50 which entitles Veterans to use the land as they see fit, which includes irrigation, greenhouse, and cold storage. These resources allow the production of row crops, orchards or even some small livestock farming. A healthy support system is also provided, such as classes, a tool library, composting, and a vast network of other resources.

As part of the Veteran’s Conservation Corps, small businesses can receive assistance with grants. Partnerships with Enterprise for Equity (https://www.enterpriseforequity.org/) and Washington State University Cultivating Success (https://foodsystems.wsu.edu/cultivating-success/) provide added support to veterans seeking to start their own farming operation. 

Check the WDVA Calendar for Upcoming classes!