Established in 2016 to help local veterans with benefits provided by governmental agencies, private corporations and individuals that want to help veterans.
Our core mission is to accomplish the following objectives for veterans in Thurston County:
1) Educating veterans concerning the assistance programs that they have earned by virtue of their service in the military.
2) Coordinate with service providers to ensure that veterans have access to assistance programs provided at all levels of government and by private organizations.
3) Reducing barriers to veterans seeking assistance programs.
2019 Present Direction for TCVS
2018 was a great year for TCVS, board of directors doubled in size to reach 13 members and we were able to reach our goal for the year and raise $15,000 from various sources. We were able to support several veterans enrolled in the Veterans Court program, providing cost coverage for monitoring devides. The board of directors put together a strategic plan and set up new goals for 2019. Our First Annual Dinner/Auction Fundraise will be held on 26th of February 2019 at the HUB in Lacey. 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm an evening dedicated to raising funds for our local veterans. Silent auction and a short live auction durring a dinner served by Ricardo’s Resstaurant.
You’ll have a better understanding of Thurston Counry Veterans Court from Judge Brett Buckley, the founder of this great program and you’ll have a chance to meet Shane Sullivan in person and hear his story how his life changed due to Veterans Court program.
Spaces are very limited, most of the sits are sold out so please contact TCVetSercices@gmail.com to confirm availability for the event. Tikets are priced at $75 per sit and registration will be closed February 15th.
https://www.auctria.com/auction/TCVSFundraiser is the address on the web where you can see details and what items we have for auction. Since this is the first auction event and webpage please be patient with us, we are working hard to update the page. Together with Sthe trophy Foundation, TCVS is also looking to launch a pilot program in late Spring 2019, equine therapeutic treatment for the participants in the Veterans Court program.
Thurston County Veterans Court Program was established in 2008 to assist veterans or active duty service-members with certain types of criminal offenses to complete a court supervised treatment and return to society without convictions.
The voluntary 18-24 months program involves ongoing judicial supervision and intensive monitoring with input from a multi-disciplinary team of professionals led by the judge.
Here is “Shane’s Story” a veteran that successfully completed the Veterans Court and became a mentor for the program. See why we believe our Veterans deserve a second chance.
Memorial Day Tribute to Veterans held at “Woodlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery” in Lacey proudly invited Judge Brett Buckley to speak about the Thurston County Veterans Court.
June 6th TCVS and McDonalds in Tumwater held a 2 hours fundraiser where McDonalds gave 50% of the sales to TCVS and we raised $1,502 – that’s 10% of our goal for this year. A big thank you to Laurie Berryman the owner of Tumwater McDonalds store and our latest addition to the board of directors that made this fundraiser possible.