Veterans Service Office holding outreach event in Ignacio

Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 4:09 PM

Courtesy La Plata County Veterans Service Office

The main objective of the Veterans Service Office is to provide prevention, protection, advocacy and support services to veterans and their families so they can maximize their quality of life, well-being and potential.

The La Plata County Veterans Service Office (CVSO) provides information and assistance to veterans and their families. There is a wide range of benefits available for our nation's veterans. Every veteran is encouraged to contact the CVSO to find out more about their VA benefits. Your CVSO can assist you in any matter pertaining to the Department of Veterans Affairs. These services are free of charge. Please visit the La Plata County web site at for more information about what the La Plata County Veterans Service Office can do for you.

The La Plata County Veterans Service Office is co-located with the Durango VA Clinic at 1970 E. Third Ave., Suite 102 in Durango. For clinic appointments, call 247-2214. The Veterans Service Office phone number is 759-0117. Office hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays, and appointments are encouraged. Call 382-6150 to schedule an appointment with the Veterans Service Office.

The La Plata County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO), Richard S Schleeter, will hold a veterans outreach event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Ignacio on Sept. 5 at the multipurpose room. The address is 258 Ute Road in Ignacio. This event is being hosted by the Southern Ute Veterans Association, who will be providing snacks for those in attendance.

There will also be a representative from the Denver VA regional office available to assist all veterans. The Farmington Vet Center will be on site to share information about re-adjustment counseling, military sexual trauma counseling, spousal groups, and family counseling.

All Southern Ute Veterans are encouraged to attend and learn more about your VA benefits. This outreach event is open to all veterans who reside in La Plata County. All veterans are encouraged to come by and visit with us and learn more about their veterans benefits.