Veterans Affairs

Serving Those Who Have Served
Office is located in with Barry County United Way. (Lower level of the Barry Community Enrichment Center)
231 S. Broadway, Hastings, MI 49058

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If you are experiencing a crisis, the Veterans Crisis Line is: 1-800-273-8255. (Press 1 or text 838255).
Confidential Crisis Chat is also available. 

County Veterans Service Officer
Pattrick Jansens, Program Director
Email: pattrick@bcunitedway.org
Phone: (269) 945-1296 (option 3 for voicemail)

Fax: (269) 945-4536

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American Legion Service Officer
Patty Breas, Accredited
Email: pbreas@michiganlegion.org
Appointments can be arranged by calling: (269) 945-1296  (In-person appointments are available by appointment only)

Click here to see what you should bring for an appointment. 


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

USN Michael Timmons - Chair, Veteran of Foreign Wars
USN Michael Spangler - Vice Chair, Military Officers Association of America
USA Shannon Szukala - Committee Member, American Legion Post 140
ARNG Timothy McKay - Committee Member, DAV
USAF Carla Neil - Committee Member, American Legion

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.