Local and Federal Services

St Clair County Department of Veterans Affairs
Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday through Friday
Phone: (810) 989-6945

Blue Water Center for Independent Living
(810) 987-9337

John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Useful Links and Resources

Crisis Line 

National Veterans Crisis Line
If you are a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one, connect with caring, qualified responders for confidential help. Many of them are Veterans themselves.
(800) 273-8255 (press 1)
Text: 838255

No Veteran Should Be Without a Place to Call Home

Free Help for Homeless Veterans 
Dial (877) 4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) for 24/7 access VA’s services for homeless and at-risk Veterans

St. Clair County Veteran Navigator

St. Clair County Community Mental Health 
St. Clair County Community Mental Health (SCCCMH) has a service specifically designed to assist veterans and or veteran/military family members with accessing treatment, navigating the VA system and linking up with other community resources.  Any veteran can access these services regardless of:

  • Age
  • Type of insurance, or no insurance
  • Income level
  • Combat status
  • Type of discharge
  • Length of military service

The veteran services at SCCCMH are peer-led, by a Navigator who is also a veteran.  The Veteran Navigator can assist you with:

  • The VA benefit enrollment process
  • Accessing other community resources such as housing, employment or health care • Enrolling in mental health services or substance use disorder treatment services at SCCCMH or other provider

Wendy Martindale, Veteran Navigator
Phone: (810) 966-3755
[email protected]