Dedicated to Assisting Homeless and At-Risk Veterans
on the North Olympic Peninsula

Voices For Veterans is a non-profit volunteer organization serving Clallam and Jefferson counties. Our primary mission is to assist homeless veterans, veterans in need and their immediate families.

The need to help veterans is particularly great here. According to Veterans Administration data, there are over 15,000 veterans on the Olympic Peninsula, the highest per capita percentage of veterans in the country. On average, 13.5% of veterans who attend the stand down events are women, and 17.5% of veterans who attend these events are homeless, in which, 3.2% of those homeless are women.

We held our first Stand Down event in October of 2004 and outreach programs and services have steadily increased ever since.  We are staffed entirely by volunteers, there are no paid administrators.  Funding is received through donations and grants which are used for supplies, food, and clothing.

Monthly meetings are held at the Northwest Veterans Resource Center in Port Angeles to determine the needs of veterans in our community and work on the plans for the next Stand Downs. Each January the annual meeting includes election of new officers and a chance to bring together all volunteers to thank them for their hard work over the past year and motivate them for the year’s upcoming events.   

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A Stand Down is a one-day event with open access; no questions asked and no hassles.  We invite the homeless veteran and veterans in need with the intention of helping to get them off the streets and out of the woods.

Stand Downs are offered three times a year in May, July, and October, and are designed to provide direct services to veterans and their immediate families throughout Clallam and Jefferson counties.  We provide access to over twenty different organizations all located in one place. 

Our objective is to continue to assist the homeless veteran population by organizing events that bring many social service providers together in one place to help homeless and veterans in need. 

Services range from medical, dental, housing, employment, veteran benefits, to counseling, haircuts, food, pet supplies, and clothing. Veterans can ask questions and obtain resources that they may not have known was available to them.

Printable PDF Flyer


Stand Down After Action Reports

Click links to download printable PDFs
Elks Lodge
941 Merchants Road, Forks


Elks Lodge
555 Otto Street, Port Townsend


Clallam County Fairgrounds
1608 W. 16th Street, Port Angeles


Give

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Volunteers are needed and appreciated in a wide variety of roles at Voices for Veterans. Each of the Stand Downs requires a large number of volunteers to help with clothing distribution, food prep and serving, signing in the veterans and providing other assistance.  


To learn more, you're invited to be our guest at our monthly meetings on the second Thursday of each month at 1:00 PM 

Clallam County Veterans Center
216 S. Francis Street  •  Port Angeles, WA   
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MONEY

All donations are appreciated and tax deductible.  We rely entirely on the kindness and generosity of our community, so every donation counts.  Our largest budget items are for clothing and food.

Checks may be mailed to
Voices for Veterans 
P.O. Box 2810
Port Angeles, WA 98362


Thank you for considering a contribution to Voices for Veterans.

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Membership



Voices for Veterans membership is $5.00 per calendar year.  Active members are crucial to the success of the Veteran Stand Downs held at various locations around the north Olympic Peninsula during the year.

If you're interested in becoming a member, please email us or complete our member form below and we will contact you about dates, times, and location of meetings and upcoming events. 

Thank you for your interest in helping homeless and at-risk veterans.

Member Form


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Resources

Veterans Crisis Line/Suicide – dial 988 then press 1
https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

Veteran Resource Booklet 
A compiled list of local veteran resources available to veterans in Clallam/Jefferson County. Here you can find resources pertaining to counseling, dental, education, emergency shelter and housing, employment, food assistance, haircuts, legal aid, medical supplies, animal services, service officers, transportation, tribal resources, and Washington State VA numbers.

Northwest Veterans Resource Center – 360.797.1791, 216 S. Francis St, Port Angeles
https://www.clallamcountywa.gov/224/Northwest-Veterans-Resource-Center

Jefferson County Veterans Services Center
https://www.co.jefferson.wa.us/527/Veteran-Services

VA – Veterans Affairs: Veteran programs including homeless programs
https://www.va.gov/homeless/

WA State Veterans Affairs
https://www.dva.wa.gov/

Sarge’s Veteran Support: Sarge’s Veteran Support is a non-profit serving Clallam and Jefferson Counties on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.  We offer homeless services to those who have served our country whether in peacetime or at war.
https://sargesveteransupport.com/

OlyCAP – Olympic Community Action Program
Help with essential groceries, rental assistance, utility support, and other critical necessities.
https://olycap.org/

Serenity House: Serenity House is the leading housing organization in Clallam County, working to resolve homelessness and housing insecurity for low-income families, seniors, individuals, and people with disabilities.
https://serenityhouseclallam.org/

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
https://www.dshs.wa.gov/

Peninsula Housing Authority
https://peninsulapha.org/

VA Health Care
https://www.va.gov/health-care/

VFW Veterans Assistance
https://www.vfw.org/Assistance/

Peninsula Behavioral Health is Clallam County’s primary resource for mental health and co-occurring substance use disorder counseling. PBH believes that everyone, regardless of income, deserves access to quality behavioral healthcare.
https://peninsulabehavioral.org/

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
https://www.dav.org/

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Contact Us

Phone

360-797-1791

Mail

Voices for Veterans
P.O. Box 2810
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Meeting Location

Clallam County Veterans Center
216 S. Francis Street
Port Angeles, WA
2nd Thursday each month, 1 pm 

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