Serving Those Who Have Served
Our office is located within the Barry County United Way office.
(Lower level of the Barry Community Enrichment Center)
231 S. Broadway Ave., Hastings, MI 49058
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
If you are experiencing a crisis the Veterans Crisis Line is 1-800-273-8255 Press 1 or text 838255
County Veterans Service Officer
Pattrick Jansens, Program Director
Phone: (269) 945-1296 option 3 for voicemail
Fax: (269) 945-4536
Click here to locate a Veterans service officer in another County.
Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency - Service Officer
Cynthia Engler, Accredited
Appointments can be arranged by calling (269) 945-1296
Click here to see what you should bring for an appoitnment.
County Veteran Affairs & Trust Fund Committee
*Monthly meetings are held on the the 4th Thursday of the month at 9:00am
Frank Williams - Chairman representing American Legion Post # 45
Charles Pullen - Vice Chair representing American Legion Post # 140
Michael Timmons - Independent Committee Member
Douglas Lindsey - Committee Member representing VFW Post # 8260
Shannon Szukala - Independent Committee Member
Barry County Veterans Affairs office is here to provide services and assistance to the men and women who have honorably served their country. Veterans and their families can receive the support they have earned by leveraging community resources coordinated through Barry County's Mission United Program and other Veterans services.
Emergency assistance is available through the Soldiers & Sailors Relief Fund to qualifying honorably discharged, indigent soldiers, sailors, marines, nurses, and members of women's auxiliaries and the indigent wives, widows and minor children of such indigent or deceased soldier. Assistance is also available through the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund.
Burial benefits are available to honorably discharged Veterans and their un-remarried spouses.