Military vets getting King County’s help

King County Executive Dow Constantine has announced a $7.5 million initiative that will provide specially trained pathfinders and navigators to connect more veterans, service members, and their families to supportive services.

The funding is generated by the expanded King County Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy, which voters approved in 2017. No other urban county in the nation has a dedicated funding source for veterans programs that matches King County.

The community-based pathfinders and navigators will reach out to veterans, active military members, and their families throughout King County, focusing on women, transgender, Native Americans, people of color, and veterans who are experiencing homelessness.

The goal is to reach individuals and families “that face the greatest barriers to resources,” Constantine said.