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Cowlitz Veterans Program

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Cowlitz Veterans Program



Our Cowlitz Veterans have honorably served our people, tribe, ancestral lands, and country. It is the duty of the Cowlitz Veterans Program to serve, honor, and welcome home our Veterans.  Our program serves Cowlitz Veterans and those actively serving in the US Armed Forces, no matter where they are in the world. It is our mission to assist them in attaining wholeness and wellness in mind, body, emotion, and spirit as they return home from their journeys of service.


We want to remind all Veterans and Service members that you are not alone. We are here for you. If you or someone you know is struggling, please don't hesitate to reach out. Our doors are open, and our hearts are ready to listen. Sometimes, the bravest thing one can do is ask for help. Together, we can overcome anything.

Veterans Crisis Line 988 Option 1


Honor Guard Forms:


The Cowlitz Indian Tribe ("Tribe”) wishes engage the next generation of Artists and Graphic Designers in the Tribe’s Veterans Program Challenge Coin Design Contest. The deadline for contest submission is July 25, 2024. All submissions are due by 11:59 pm PST on July 25, 2024. Contest winners will be announced August 1, 2024. Submit submissions along with the artist release form to or mail them to Cowlitz Indian Tribe Veterans Program, 1000 Davis Pl, Dupont, WA 98327.

The contest will feature three grand prizes for contest winners: 

  • 1st place: $1,000
  • 2nd place: $500
  • 3rd place: $250 

Contest Eligibility 

  • All eligible contestants for the Veterans Program Challenge Coin Design Contest MUST be between the ages of 13 to 25. A parent or guardian must sign all documents for any minor under the age of 18.
  • Contestants include members of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, veterans, artists, or the public.

Coin Design Criteria

  • Plagiarism or the use of copyrighted material is strictly prohibited.
  • Contestants are encouraged to include symbols, imagery, and motifs relevant to the Cowlitz Tribe's culture and history. If including text, ensure it's clear, concise, and relevant.
  • All design submissions must take into consideration that the final product will include the Cowlitz Indian Tribe Logo on one side of the coin.
  • All coin designs submitted must be 2 (two) inches in diameter. 
  • All submissions must be submitted electronically in a PDF, jpeg, jpg high-resolution format no later than 11:59 p.m. PST, July 25, 2024.

Please note:
Applicants may submit only one design.  

All applicants or parents/guardians of applicants must sign and agree to the Artist Release Form to be considered for the Veterans Program Challenge Coin Design Contest.

Should you have any questions or experience any issues, please contact


We offer a range of housing services to support veterans in securing safe and stable housing. Whether you're looking for housing assistance, facing homelessness, or in need of temporary housing, we're here to help. Our team can connect you with resources, navigate the housing market, and assist in finding the right housing solution for your needs.

If you're interested in furthering your education or seeking employment opportunities, we provide guidance and resources in these areas. We can help you explore education and training options, make the most of the GI Bill, and provide support to enhance your job-seeking skills. Our job placement services aim to connect veterans with meaningful employment opportunities in the community.

Navigating the complex world of VA benefits and claims can be challenging, but we're here to assist you every step of the way. We provide support in understanding and applying for VA benefits, help with filing disability claims, conduct benefits reviews, and host informative VA claims workshops. Our goal is to ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve for your service to the nation.

During times of crisis or financial need, we offer emergency assistance and financial counseling to help veterans get back on their feet. Whether you're facing unexpected financial challenges or need temporary assistance with housing, food, or other essential needs, our emergency support services are available to provide assistance when it's needed most.

Your well-being is important to us. We can guide you through accessing VA healthcare services, offer counseling and mental health support, facilitate support groups for veterans dealing with various challenges, and provide transportation assistance to help you reach medical appointments or other healthrelated commitments. Your physical and mental health are a priority for our community.

We prioritize VA Burial and Family Services to honor and support veterans and their families during challenging times. Our program facilitates seamless coordination with the Veterans Affairs department, ensuring dignified burials and comprehensive family support. We strive to provide solace and assistance to families, recognizing and honoring the service and sacrifice of our veterans, by helping navigate the intricacies of VA burial benefits.

Our community and social support services aim to foster a sense of belonging and camaraderie among veterans. We organize social and recreational activities, offer cultural and traditional services, advocate for veterans' rights in the community, and provide outreach to ensure that your unique needs as a veteran are met. We are here to help you connect, engage, and thrive within our veteran community.

Our Veterans Program is committed to providing advocacy and representation in collaboration with both State and Federal level, Governmental and Non-Governmental agencies. Our dedicated efforts ensure that the distinctive needs of veterans are acknowledged and addressed comprehensively. By engaging with these entities, we safeguard veterans' benefits, providing them with the support and representation necessary for a secure and fulfilling post-service life.

Have questions about the program?

Enrolled Cowlitz,(in some cases, married to enrolled Cowlitz)

Actively Serving or Veteran of U.S. Armed Forces

Our Locations
DuPont Office
1000 Davis Place, DuPont, WA 98327
Phone: (360) 946-2423
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm


The legacy of an ancient people in southwest Washington is rich with descendants who manage a growing portfolio of health, education, scientific research, housing, transportation, development, elder care, conservation and legal issues. The Cowlitz Tribe is a growing force in community building in what are now Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis and parts of Pierce, Skamania and Wahkiakum Counties, a vast territory occupied by numerous Cowlitz villages prior to non-Cowlitz exploration and seizure. Today, an elected Tribal Council is composed of professionals adept at managing multiple programs and projects.