Contact (425) 776-5490 to make an appointment or to talk to one of the Service Committee members. The Service Committee is made up of several veterans; at times, as many as a dozen. They are all volunteers. They are not paid. They love comradery and like to chat while enjoying donuts and coffee.
The Service Committee meets twice a week at the American Legion hall in Mountlake Terrace; Tues & Wed from 9:00 am to however long it takes. Their address is 22909 56th Ave West in MLT. They are driven by helping veterans who are having problems dealing with the VA. What they are particularly good at, is helping veterans with PTSD.
There is one veteran, Rob Caldwell (the Service Officer for the MLT American Legion Post 234), who is particularly spectacular at helping veterans with PTSD. He, and his fellow Post 234 member, Bob Capriles, are both attorneys. They, along with several other volunteers, have actually created a well coordinated core of veterans who volunteer to work with other veterans who need help.
They have their own computers, they keep their own files (confidential) and they help veterans to fill out correctly the appropriate paperwork for the VA and they file it with the VA and they follow up with the VA --- all for the veterans they are working with. It is a hell of a service.
There are a few top notch veterans on the Service Committee who are particularly good at cracking these PTSD hard core cases. It takes time. They take whatever time it needs. They know what they are doing; they have done it successfully many times before. They are persistent and eventually they get the veteran suffering from PTSD to talk. Then his or her world starts to get better.
Veteran's Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255; then press "1"