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Veteran Services

The Lakeshore Regional Entity (LRE) takes pride in its specialized programming dedicated to helping area Veterans find stable housing, access to physical and mental health services, locating military paperwork to achieve benefits.

The LRE dedicates a “veteran navigator” to facilitating requests; understanding each request is unique and deserving of personalized attention. Our Veteran Navigator, Autumn Hartpence, comes to us from the Air Force, and shares a passion for helping the community’s veterans by partnering with a network of community-based service providers.

For questions or inquiries, please contact Autumn at 231-260-0721.

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Contact Information

Autumn Hartpence
Lakeshore Regional Entity Veteran Navigator


Veteran Resources

Veteran Connections

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Community Resources

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Helpful Veteran Documents and Forms

Inter-Facility Transfer Provider Certification and Patient Consent For Transfer Request For and Authorization to Release Health Information Non-VA Hospitalization Transfer Documentation Request Clinical Certificate Petition for Mental Health Treatment

Veteran’s Health Administration Contact Information


5500 Armstrong Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49037


(269) 966-5600

Suzanne Fabeck

Health Systems Specialist

(269) 966-5600 ext. 36133


Gayle Witham


Cell: 269-339-1517

VSO's by County

Sherry Owens, Director

3255 122nd
Ave, Ste 200
Allegan, MI 49010

Lauren Patterson
Jacquelyn King
Martha Burkett

836 Fuller Ave, NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Andrew LaPres
Ryan Grams
Norman Zelony

800 Tenth St.

231 745 6003
James Wincek

920 E. Tinkham Ave,

231 843 2564
Michael Baauw

165 E. Apple Ave
Bldg. F, Suite 201
Muskegon, MI 49442

Decenthia Hatcher
Jodi Slinkard

844 S. Griswold St. Ste #100,
Hart, MI 49420

Pattie Frazier

844 S. Griswold St. Ste #100,
Hart, MI 49420

No county appointed S.O. listed

12251 James St. Ste. 300
Holland, MI 49424

616 393 8387

Office open-Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays
Dustin Parlin-VFW

313 632 1539

Tues, thurs 8a-4p