Veterans Services

  • Veteran's Resource & Homeless Stand Down

    Friday, September 16, 2016, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Martin Luther King​, Jr. Center
    1028 NE 14 Street, Gainesville, FL  32601

    Veteran's and community organizations will be on site and ready to assist our area's veterans with resources and services.  Lunch will be provided.

    We will be holding a POW/MIA Day Ceremony in honor of our brothers and sisters who never returned home.

    Please be prepared to provide Proof of Veteran Status.  No alcohol, drugs, or weapons will be permitted on site.

    See Stand down flyer 2016.pdfStand down flyer 2016.pdf for resources available and information.

    For more information, contact Alachua County Veteran Services at 352-264-6740 or email at kismith@alachuacounty.us

  • Alachua County Veteran Services granted a 2016 NACo Achievement Award

    ​​Seal-01_small.jpgOur Alachua County Veteran Services Division was granted a 2016 Achievement Award by NACo for their program titled "Veterans Benefits Triage/Education Sessions" in the category of Civic Education and Public Information. 

    These sessions are offered in advance of services to provide information to several people at one time.  This allows staff to spend more time with those who are eligible to apply for assistance individually.  Claudia Tuck, Director, Community Support Services

  • Welcome Home!

    Thank you to all of our veterans and veterans' families for your service to our country and for your contribution to our nation's freedom.

    The Alachua County Veteran Services Division is staffed by knowledgeable veteran staff whose military service and veteran benefits training, allows us to be the professional advocates needed to successfully navigate the complex system of veteran's benefits.

    We are veterans who have experienced life in the military, understand the military culture and feel the dedication to our veteran community. We use our knowledge and training to work to ensure Alachua County's veterans and their families are able to access as many veterans' benefits that they may be eligible for.

    Feel free to call the Alachua County Veteran Services Office at 352-264-6740 and we will be happy to schedule you to come in to see one of our trained counselors. Our staff are always working to keep up to date on the extent, the meaning, and the application of laws that have been passed by the U.S. Congress in the interest of all veterans. This knowledge will be used to assist our clients in securing all benefits earned as a result of serving in the military.

    It is our honor to serve our brother and sister veterans.

    Sincerely,

    Kim Smith, Director
    Alachua County Veteran Services​
    kismith@alachuacounty.us




If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at (352) 374-5275 or (352) 374-5284 TDD.

Contact

  • Kim Smith
  • Veteran Services Director
  • 218 SE 24th Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Phone: 352-264-6740
  • Fax: 352-548-3746
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
    • Mission

      The goal of the Office of Veteran Services is to assist veterans and their dependents in securing all entitled benefits earned through honorable military service.

    • Goal

      The Office of Veteran Services will apply specialized knowledge in the best way suited to meet the needs of every individual veteran or dependent who comes to the office for assistance.

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