Vietnam Veterans of America

Michigan State Council

 

Vietnam Veterans of America

Michigan State Council

Service Benefit Program

     The V.V.A. Service Benefit Program in the state of Michigan was originally established to assist Vietnam veterans and their families.  After further consideration the program was opened up to include all U.S. veterans and their eligible family members from WWII to the present.  "Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another" is the V.V.A. motto which we take very seriously.   

     

The VSO staff currently employs twelve (12) dedicated individuals, two of which are on military deployment until the spring of 2021.  On Sep. 1, 2020 we absorbed the Military Order of Purple Heart (MOPH) program which doubled our staff count.  This expansion has allowed us to maintain additional work sites throughout lower Michigan.  Even though we are/were challenged by the pandemic we still interact with our clients through phone calls, emails, texts, faxing and mailing through U.S.P.S. if we can't work with our veterans face-to-face.  Many of our field work sites do allow for face-to-face meetings with our service officers (appointments preferred) while maintaining proper COVID-19 health restrictions and guidelines. 

Recoveries for FY20 were $10,514,646

     Working together with the Michigan Veterans Coalition and multiple counties we are able to reach veterans throughout the state and represent them in receiving their earned benefits from the VA.     

     The Detroit Regional Office is located in the McNamara Building at: 

477 Michigan Avenue, 12th Floor, Room 1226, Detroit, MI 48226

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM       Monday thru Thursday, Friday appts. preferred

(313) 961 - 9568

(844) 885 - 6424     toll free

(313) 961 - 0091      fax

     

Employee Contact Information and Schedules:

Darcy Andrews - VSO

Phone: 989-475-7528

Email: Darcy.Andrews.vso@gmail.com

Schedule: M-W 8am 5pm

          Lapeer County OVA

287 W. Nepessing St. Suite2

Lapeer, MI, 48446

 

T-Fr 8am 5pm

Shiawassee County OVA

201 N. Shiawassee, 3rd Floor

Surbeck Building

Corunna, MI, 48817

 

Tammy Bhatti - VSO

Phone: 734-800-9399

Email: Tammy.Bhatti@va.gov

Schedule:  M-T 8:30am 4:30pm

Detroit Regional Office (currently closed to public)

477 Michigan Ave, Rm 1226

Detroit, MI, 48226

 

W-Fr 8:30am -4:30pm

Teleworking & can be reached by phone or email to assist veterans

 

Christine Boka VSO

Phone: 313-410-0369

Email: Christine.Boka@va.gov

Schedule:  M, Th, Fr 8am 4pm

                   Detroit Regional Office (currently closed to public)

                   477 Michigan Ave, Rm 1226

                   Detroit, MI, 48226

 

                   T & W 8am 4pm

                   Marine Corps League Detachment #152

                   4131 Maple St.

                   Dearborn, MI, 48126

 

Gary Estermyer CVSO

Phone: 734-366-2215

Email: Gary.Estermyer@va.gov

Schedule:  M-Fr 8am 5pm

                   Detroit Region Office (currently closed to public)

                   477 Michigan Ave, Rm 1226

                   Detroit, MI, 48226

 

Bruce Freimark VSO

Phone: 810-623-8002

Email: bruce.freimark.vso@gmail.com

Schedule: M-Th, 1st&3rd F of every month 8am -4pm

                   Ann Arbor VAMC (currently closed to public)

                   2215 Fuller Road

                   Ann Arbor, MI, 48105

 

                   2nd & 4th F of every month 8am-4pm

                   Holly Vet Center

                   300 East St

                   Holly, MI, 48442

 

Rebecca MacFarlane VSO

Phone:       cell: 989-415-5547

                   Office: 989-497-2500 ext 13385

Email: Rebecca.MacFarlane@va.gov

Schedule: M-F 7:30am 4:00pm

                   Saginaw VAMC

                   1500 Weiss St.

                   Saginaw, MI, 48602

 

Sandra Malac Admin/VSO

Phone: 313-961-9568

Email: Sandra.Malac@va.gov

Schedule:  M-F 7:00am 3pm

                   Detroit Regional Office (currently closed to public)

                   477 Michigan Ave, Rm 1226

                   Detroit, MI, 48226

 

Steve Sovereen VSO

Phone: 989-220-9352

Email: steve.sovereen.vso@gmail.com

Schedule: M 9am -1pm

                   VVA Chapter 154 Veteran Support Center

                   18025 15 Mile Rd

                   Clinton Twp, MI, 48035

 

                   M 1:30pm 5:00pm

                   W & F 8am -4pm

                   Teleworking & can be reached by phone or email to assist veterans

                  

                   T&Th 8am 4pm

                   VFW Post 8465

                   3815 Knapp Avenue

                   Port Huron, MI, 48060

 

Dennis Urquhart VSO

Phone: 517-420-1217

Email: dennis.urquhart.vso@gmail.com

Schedule: M-F 8am-5pm

                   Battle Creek VAMC

                   5500 Armstrong Rd

                   Battle Creek, MI, 49037

 

Dana Buza Office Manager

Phone: 313-806-2007

Email: dana.buza@va.gov

Schedule: M-F 7:30am-4pm

                   Detroit Region Office (currently closed to public)

                   477 Michigan Ave, Rm 1226

                   Detroit, MI, 48226

 

 

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