Veterans Services

Our Mission:
Provide veterans and their families with benefits counseling, claims assistance, and/or referrals, in all Federal, State, & Local veterans programs.

Suicide Prevention:
If you or someone you know is thinking about harming themself, say, “I’m going to get some help,” and  
Call: 1-800-273-8255, Then Press "1" for Veterans.

Click Here for Confidential Veterans Online Chat

Homeless Veterans:
The National Call Center for Homeless Veterans hotline offers Veterans who are homeless or at risk for homelessness 24/7 access to trained counselors. The hotline offers information and assistance to Veterans and their families and others who work with or simply want to support our nation’s Veterans.
Call: 1-877-424-3838

Federal Benefits:
(Toll Free:  800-827-1000)
Vet Center:
(Toll Free:  877-927-8387)
Combat Veterans Services
Contact Information
Columbia County Veterans Service Office
Carl Frederick Administration Building
400 DeWitt Street
Portage, WI  53901

8:00 - 4:30 pm
(Closed for Lunch:  12:00 - 1:00)
Phone:  (608) 742-9618
Fax:  (608) 742-9634
Email

Mailing Address:
Columbia County Veterans Service Office
P.O. Box 232
Portage, WI  53901
Veterans Service Commission
Commissioners:
John Van Wie of Wisconsin Dells
Keith Miller of Fall River
Norm Bednarek of Portage
Local Aid:

Columbia County Veterans Service Commission Financial Assistance Program

Download Forms:
Financial Assistance Application
Financial Assistance Checklist

WI State Benefits:
(Toll Free:  800-947-8387)
DAV Transport to VA Hospital:
(Call:  608-617-6000)
DAV Van Program