Services for

Veterans

The Mesa County Workforce Center ensures that all eligible veterans are provided with maximum employment and training opportunities, with priority given to disabled veterans and campaign veterans.  The Veteran staff work closely with the VA Medical Center, the veteran and State Vocational Rehabilitation programs, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), the Mesa County Veterans Service Officer, and various other veterans organizations in facilitating a wide range of assistance to the veteran including, but not limited, to the filing of disability claims, securing discharge papers, and being a general advocate on issues of concern.

Employment

Veterans and eligible covered persons receive priority of service in all federally funded workforce programs including job search assistance.  Staff at the Mesa County Workforce Center provides job referral, job search, vocational guidance and career information along with appropriate referrals to other programs.

Disabled Veterans Outreach Program

Intensive job search assistance is available to those Veterans meeting eligibility requirements through our Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist.  Contact an Employment Specialist for more information.

 

 

Employer Education

The Regional Veteran Employment Representative (RVER) works with local employers; providing information on Veteran hiring incentives, targeted employee search, informative workshops and individual hiring events.  Working with the Business Service Team, the RVER aids employers and businesses in meeting their “bottom line” through quality Veteran applicants and timely information.

Please contact:

Bethany Hall

Regional Veterans Employment Specialist

970-248-7572

Veteran Service Officer

As a Veteran of the United States military or a spouse of a veteran, are you aware of all of the benefits available to you?  The Veteran Affairs Officer  is designated to help you access a variety of services including obtaining discharge papers, filing claims, information and access to benefits like pension, healthcare, education, home loans, survivor death benefits, burial and so much more.

Appointments are necessary:

Brian Oney

512 29 ½ Road

Grand Junction, CO  81504

970-248-2733

 

 

Other Veteran Resources

Chapter 31 VA Vocational Rehabilitation

VA-Voc Rehab is a service available to qualified Service-Connected Disabled Veterans.  The Veteran must meet certain eligibility criteria for enrollment into the educational or trade training program.

Please contact:

Ryan Morris

744 Horizon Court, Ste 130

Grand Junction, CO  81506

970-241-5422

 

State Vocational Rehabilitation

State Voc-Rehab is an educational or trade training program available to qualified disabled persons.  The Veteran must meet certain eligibility criteria for enrollment.

Please contact:

State Vocational Rehabilitation

222 S. 6th Street, Rm 215

Grand Junction, CO  81501

970-248-7103

 

VA Health Benefits

The Veteran Affairs Medical Center is located at:

2121 North Ave

Grand Junction, CO  81501

970-242-0731

 

The VA Medical Center can provide medical, mental health and other services to enrolled Veterans.  To enroll for health care services, a Veteran needs to complete a VA Form 10-10EZ and take a copy of their DD214 discharge paper, copies of any insurance the veteran has and verification of last year’s income to the enrollment office located on the first floor of the Medical Center.

 

The Grand Junction Vet Center

Provides readjustment counseling services to eligible combat Veterans and their family members at no cost.  Some of the services provided: Individual counseling, group counseling, marital and family counseling, bereavement counseling, and assistance in applying for VA Benefits and much more.

The Vet Center is located at:

2472 F (Patterson) Rd, Unit #16

Grand Junction, CO  81505

970-245-4156

www.vetcenter.va.gov

 

Disabled American Veterans

Maintains an office at the VA Medical Center.  This office assists Veterans in applying for VA Benefits and will help Veterans apply or increase their VA Compensation for Disability.

Please contact:

Dave Dunnagan

2121 North Ave, Rm 2629

Grand Junction, CO  81501

970-242-0731 ext 2112

 

Assisted Living Benefits for Veterans

https://www.assistedliving.org/assisted-living-benefits-for-veterans

(970)248-0871
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