Veterans Affairs

Serving Those Who Have Served
Office is located within Barry County United Way 231 S. Broadway, Hastings, MI 49058 (Lower level of the Barry Community Enrichment Center)
If you are experiencing a crisis, the Veterans Crisis Line is: 1-800-273-8255 or 988 (Press 1 for veterans). Confidential Crisis Chat is also available or you can text 838255.

County Department of Veterans Affairs
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pattrick Jansens, Program Director

Email: pattrick@bcunitedway.org
Phone: (269) 945-1296 /
Fax: (269) 945-4536

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County Veterans Affairs & Trust Fund Committee
Meetings are held on the the 4th Thursday of the month at 9:00 a.m.

USN Michael Timmons - Chair, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8260
USA Shannon Szukala - Committee Member, American Legion Post 140
ARNG Timothy McKay - Committee Member, DAV Chapter 139
USAF Carla Neil - Committee Member, American Legion Post 45

The Barry County Veterans Affairs office is here to provide services and assistance to the men and women who have honorably served their country. Veterans and their families can receive the support they need by leveraging community resources and programs coordinated through Barry County's Mission United Program

Emergency assistance is available through the Soldiers & Sailors Relief Fund to qualifying honorably discharged, indigent soldiers, sailors, marines, nurses, members of women's auxiliaries and the indigent wives, widows, and minor children of such indigent or deceased soldier. Assistance is also available through the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund

Burial benefits are available to honorably discharged Veterans and their un-remarried spouses. 

American Legion Service Organization
Patty Breas, Claims Consultant
Email: pbreas@michiganlegion.org
***Available by appointment and phone call.

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