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American Legion - Poulsbo

Veterans Assistance/Relief Fund

19068 Jensen Way NE, Suite 3A, Poulsbo, WA, 98370

Distance: 1895 Miles

(360) 779-5456


Contact Hours: Th, 10am-3pm

Travel Information: From Front St turn north on Jensen Way NE. From NE Iverson turn south on Jensen Way NE.

Service Details

Service Description

Washington State law and the Kitsap County code have established the Veterans Assistance Fund as a steady source of tax dollars to be utilized for the needs of indigent veterans and their families. A portion of property tax collected in Kitsap County is earmarked for the VAF.

The overall goal is to assist all veterans-in-the-need back into mainstream society by ensuring they understand all the programs available to them.

Temporary emergency assistance is available for:
Rental and mortgage assistance
Energy or utilities assistance
Food assistance
Transportation assistance
Medical and prescription coverage
Burial or cremation assistance
Auto repair
Appliance repair


  • Days of the Week
    • Thursday 
  • Hours of Service
    • Available before noon 
    • Available between noon and 5pm 


In order to be eligible applicants must have served honorably at least 180 days active duty, or be an immediate family member.
Applicants with an other than honorable discharge are not eligible.
Applicant must be a resident of Washington State for at least 1 year and a resident of Kitsap County.

Documentation required includes:
DD214 or Statement of Service. If you don’t have either, call the VA office at 360.782.9900 for assistance. Discharge certificate for WWII veterans.
Proof of Kitsap County residency at time of application and 12 consecutive months residency in Washington state.
Photo ID such as drivers license, state ID, passport.
Proof of registration with the Washington State Job Service Veterans Section obtainable at the WorkSource Center, 1300 Sylvan Way, in east Bremerton (across the street from the Kitsap Library). Those on disability are exempt.
If married, marriage certificate, and birth certificate or adoption papers of dependent children.
Income verification that demonstrates need of assistance (pay stubs, tax return, unemployment check stubs, etc.)
Rental assistance requests: Copy of rental agreement/lease, plus written documentation such as late rent notice or eminent eviction.
Hand written notes are not acceptable. Applicants must be able to demonstrate how they are going to pay future rent.

Application Instructions

Call to make an appointment with the Veterans Service Officer for assistance.


Donations accepted.

Business Hours

Veterans Service Office
Thursdays 9am-3pm.

Area Served

North Kitsap County


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main/Voicemail (360) 779-5456

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