Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Program

The county is dedicated to providing information and assistance to our veterans who are residents, especially those in need.

The county provides three direct services to veterans:

  • temporary emergency assistance
  • informational e-mail listserv
  • veterans preference for county contracts

Visit the following link for more information:

Service Officers

Our First Legion Pillar, Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation is served by Gary Sakuma, Commander

/Veteran Service Officer at 360-930-4443, for an appointment. 


Operations:  Helpline House:  Contact Tanya Chapman, Intake Coordinator, 206 842-7621, 282 Knechtel Way NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.  Appointments Thursday, 10 am – 2 pm.

Island Volunteers Caregivers (IVC):  Contact Katie Auger, Community Resource Navigator, 206 842-4441, 147 Finch Place SW, Suite 4, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110


Senior Veterans Resource Guide

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are over 18.2 million veterans aged 65 and above, many of whom require long-term care. Unfortunately, navigating the intricacies of available benefits can be daunting, particularly for retired veterans in their elderly years.  
To address this issue and assist senior veterans and their families, we have created a comprehensive guide that explains various VA benefits, focusing on those applicable to seniors. This guide offers valuable insights into utilizing VA benefits to meet long-term care needs. It outlines eligibility requirements and provides a step-by-step application process to determine available options for financing their healthcare needs.