NEWS From the US Department of Veteran Affairs:

Due to the passage of the American Rescue Plan in March 2021, co-payments for medical care and prescriptions provided by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) during the period of April 6, 2020 through September 30, 2021 will be canceled. All co-payments paid to VA for medical care and prescriptions during the period of April 6, 2020 to present will be refunded.

COVID-19 Medical Debt Relief FAQs

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Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) in Kalamazoo County can access Veteran Navigator services to get expert knowledge about organizations and services available to them. The Veteran Navigator identifies resources and connects SMVF to services based on their unique and specific needs.


Referrals and follow up support can be given within Kalamazoo County for SMVF in the following areas:

• Mental Health
• Medical
• Dental
• Veteran Benefits
• Education
• Employment
• Housing


Kalamazoo County Veteran Navigator

Juan M. Gonzalez, MSgt (RET)



If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the ISK Access Center at 269-373-6000,

24 hours a day, 7 days a week (Ask for Emergency Mental Health or EMH).

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Our promise to you


The current state of affairs is resulting in an increased need for mental wellness.  At WVS, we’re taking our mission seriously and implementing a program hotline to better serve you.


WVS Hotline: 248-519-2325


Launched in April of last year, the Woman Veteran Strong program provides peer support to our nation’s female heroes residing in Michigan.  Members are counting on us daily for safe virtual meetings, in-person recreational therapy opportunities and more.


We encourage you to reach out via the hotline number above.


Our team is on standby, providing information on WVS meetings and events.  We’re also vetting statewide resources that serve the female Veteran community.  If you run such a program or organization, please call us to verify your information in order to provide you with better referrals.

Veteran Caregiver Support


Support for Caregivers

As a family caregiver you play an important role in caring for the Veteran at home and in the community. VA has two programs for caregivers: The Program of General Caregiver Support Services (eligible Veterans all eras) and the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (eligible post-9/11 Veterans).

We appreciate you and we are here to help you!


Battle Creek VA Medical Center Caregiver Services

VA offers a number of services that can provide you with the support that’s right for you. Whether you and the Veteran you care for could use some help at home or you just need someone to listen, we’re here to support you. Follow the link to learn more about the variety of services available to Family Caregivers.