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Everett Vet Center
We offer confidential help for Veterans, service members, and their families at no cost in a non-medical setting. Our services include counseling for needs such as depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and the psychological effects of military sexual trauma (MST). We can also connect you with more support in VA and your community.
You do not need to be registered for care at VA, rated for a service connected disability, or receiving any other form of VA benefits. On your first visit, we will look for one or more of the following:
Discharge documents (such as a DD214)
Receipt of certain awards
Other documents that show qualifying military service
If you experienced sexual assault or harassment during military service, we can help you get the counseling you need. Any Veteran or service member, including members of the National Guard and Reserve forces, who experienced military sexual trauma is eligible to receive counseling. This applies to people of all genders from any service era.
At the Everett Vet Center we offer a Military Sexual Trauma group on Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PT.
If you have symptoms of PTSD after a traumatic event, we can help. We offer assessment and support through private counseling and group therapy. We can also refer you to VA or community counseling for treatment and therapy resources.
We offer supportive services through confidential individual and group therapy counseling to assist Veterans and service members in working through their traumatic events and provide coping skills to help.
If you’re returning from military service, we’ll help you transition to civilian life. We can connect you with educational and career counseling, mental health services, and other programs and benefits that will support your transition.
Returning from military service back to the civilian sector can be a culture shock. We can help by connecting you to the community.
Whole health puts you—instead of your illnesses or conditions—at the center of care. We’ll work with you to develop a personalized health plan based on your values, needs, and goals.
At Everett Vet Center we offer therapeutic activities such as:
Meditation: Tuesdays 3:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. and Fridays 9:00a.m. to 10:00 PT
Relaxation Training: Wednesdays, 1:00p.m. to 2:00p.m. PT
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We can help you overcome substance use problems, from unhealthy alcohol use to life-threatening addiction. We'll connect you to services for your specific needs.
Call our Veterans Crisis Line at 800-273-8255 (select 1) to get support anytime day or night. This service is private, free, and available 24/7. Our Vet Center can also connect you with ongoing counseling and services.
We can help connect you to VA and community resources that will support you in achieving your goals.
Veteran Service Organizations/ VA Claims Representative
We have Veteran Service Organizations here at the Everett Vet Center for assisting Veteran with claims. Available by appointment only. Please call 425-252-9701 to see how to schedule an appointment.
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We provide private organizations and community agencies education on our Veteran community and military culture. Together, we build referral networks to expand support for Veterans, service members, and their families.
Everett Vet Center supports local Veterans through partnerships with government and community agencies, including:
Law enforcement and other first responders
Colleges: Everett, Columbia, Edmonds, Shoreline, and Skagit Valley
University of Washington
Washington Department of Veteran Affairs(WDVA)
Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve components
Veteran Service Officers for VA disability claims
We’ll help you achieve your job and career goals. We can connect you with one-on-one support, counseling, and training.
If you need any assistance with Vocational and employment(VR&E) programs, please get in contact with the Everett Vet Center Veteran Outreach Program Specialist at: 425-252-9701.
The Everett Work Source/Serve Center for Veterans is located at 3201 Smith Ave, Suite 114 in Everett. Phone: 425-258-6305
How we're different than a clinic
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Vet Centers are small, non-medical, counseling centers conveniently located in your community. They're staffed by highly trained counselors and team members dedicated to seeing you through the challenges that come with managing life during and after the military.
Whether you come in for one-on-one counseling or to participate in a group session, at Vet Centers you can form social connections, try new things, and build a support system with people who understand you and want to help you succeed.
Vet Center services are available to you at no cost, regardless of discharge character, and without you needing to be enrolled in VA health care or having a service-connected disability. If you are a Veteran or service member, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, you can access our services if you:
Served on active military duty in any combat theater or area of hostility.
Experienced military sexual trauma (regardless of gender or service era.)
Provided mortuary services or direct emergent medical care to treat the casualties of war while serving on active military duty.
Performed as a member of an unmanned aerial vehicle crew that provided direct support to operations in a combat theater or area of hostility.
Accessed care at a Vet Center prior to January 2, 2013 as a Vietnam-Era Veteran.
Served on active military duty in response to a national emergency or major disaster declared by the president, or under orders of the governor or chief executive of a state in response to a disaster or civil disorder in that state.
Are a current or former member of the Coast Guard who participated in a drug interdiction operation, regardless of the location.
Are a current member of the Reserve Components assigned to a military command in a drilling status, including active Reserves, who has a behavioral health condition or psychological trauma related to military service that adversely effects quality of life or adjustment to civilian life.
We encourage you to contact us, even if you are unsure if you meet these criteria. If we can’t help you, we will find someone who will.
Our services are also available to family members when their participation would support the growth and goals of the Veteran or active-duty service member. If you consider them family, so do we. We also offer bereavement services to family members of Veterans who were receiving Vet Center services at the time of the Veteran’s death, and to the families of service members who died while serving on active duty.
No. You do not have to be enrolled in VA Healthcare or have a service connected disability.
Safe and confidential. Our records cannot be accessed by other VA offices, the DoD, military units, or other community networks and providers without your permission or unless required to avert a life-threatening situation. Here, you can be as open as you want – there’s absolutely no judgement.