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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
Columbia County Administration Building
112 E. Edgewater Street
Portage, WI  53901

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

Mailing Address:
Columbia County Veterans Service Office
P.O. Box 232
Portage, WI  53901

Vets Service Commission Members

John Van Wie of Wisconsin Dells
Keith Miller of Fall River
Norm Bednarek of Portage

Commission Meetings
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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