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Resources for Veterans

Veteran Affairs and Services

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) aims to end Veteran homelessness and is providing at-risk and homeless Veterans with health care, housing, employment, education other job training resources. Trained responders are available to talk confidentially by phone or online chat at 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838).

The National Resource Directory is a searchable database of resources vetted for Service members, veterans, family members and caregivers.

The Arapahoe County Veterans Service Office assists Arapahoe County residents who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and their dependents to obtain any and all VA benefits for which they may be eligible.

The Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs (CVA) is a state agency offering advocacy to Colorado Veterans, family members and survivors in securing benefits they may be entitled to through military service.

Education / Employment

Arapahoe/Douglas Works provides career assistance to men and women who have served in the U.S. armed services, and qualifying spouses who are eligible for veteran’s preference.

Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) helps Veterans and Service members who have service-connected disabilities and an employment barrier/handicap find suitable careers.

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment provides career assistance to those who have served in the U.S. armed forces and other individuals who are eligible for Veteran’s priority of service.

Health / Medical / Mental Health

The State's Veterans Community Living Centers provides resident-centered long-term care and supportive living environments that serve honorably discharged veterans, their spouses/widows, and Gold Star parents of children who died while serving in the armed forces.

The Arapahoe County Human Services Department provides child and adult protection, temporary financial assistance, childcare assistance and other supportive services for qualified residents.

The Arapahoe County Public Health Department offers over 60 programs/services ranging from birth certificates, immunizations and health care referrals to restaurant inspections.

Centennial Service Stories

The City of Centennial is immensely grateful for the service of our local veterans. The stories of Centennial veterans have been documented here for the appreciation and memory of the community. 

Read Centennial Service Stories(PDF, 2MB)

In the Media

Centennial Ranks Among Best Places to Live for Veterans

The City of Centennial was recently named by the Military Times as one of the Best Places to Live for Veterans. Centennial ranked No. 5 among medium-sized cities in the U.S. for veterans. The Military Times Best list was issued on Sept. 10, 2018.

Read the Best for Vets: Places to Live 2019 List