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Columbia Veteran Services

Columbia Veteran Services

Veterans Clinic at MU School of Law

Angela Drake, supervising attorney
573-882-7630,
[email protected]

Warrior’s Journey Home

David Hammer, local organization operator
402-770-2676

Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital

573-814-6000
columbiamo.va.gov
The Truman VA, part of the largest integrated health system in the country, provides health care, caregiver support, mental health services, and assistance in applying for and using federal benefits for veterans and dependents. The Truman VA has a vast network of referrals as well.

Missouri Veterans Commission

Eugene O’Loughlin, veterans service officer
573-882-5135
Veterans service officers provide counseling and assistance to veterans and their dependents. The staff also helps fill out and submit claims applications with necessary documentation.

Mid-Missouri Legal Services Corporation

573-442-0116
mmls.org
Each Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon, veterans can receive free legal advice on civil cases. (No criminal case representation.)

Veterans Center at MU

[email protected]
573-884-4383
Veterans will find help with VA educational benefits, referrals to other veterans’ services, and referrals for non-students.

Columbia Vet Center

573-814-6206
Veterans Crisis Line, 1-800-273-8255, press 1
The Vet Center is a one-stop shop for information and referrals to all VA services in addition to one-on-one counseling and connection with veterans. Among the referral options are employment and business services. Staff can help connect veterans with vocational rehabilitation and employment for veterans with service-connected disability that limits the veteran’s ability to work or prevents him or her from working. VRE benefits may include employment options and training or educational needs.

Ousley Family Veterans Service Center at Columbia College

[email protected]
573-875-7504
Veterans will find help with VA educational benefits, referrals to other veterans’ services, and referrals for non-students.

Welcome Home Inc.

573-443-8001
welcomeveterans.org
The nonprofit organization provides housing and supportive service for military veterans. The four-acre Patriot Place apartment campus is a collaboration of the Columbia Housing Authority, The Truman VA, and Welcome Home; the first veterans moved into the Patriot Place apartments in April 2016. Welcome Home also manages a veterans-only homeless shelter at the site. On-site services include case management, financial case management, housing search assistance, help applying for VA benefits and services, life skills training, job preparation, transportation assistance, temporary financial assistance for housing, and more.

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