Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs


 Our Mission is to assist all Veterans, their survivors and dependents in obtaining any and all Federal, State and Local benefits that they may be eligible for and to which they are entitled.

Melanie Pauch, Director
                   Accredited Veterans Services Counselor

Address:   890 Island Lake Road, NW, Room #8,  Kalkaska, MI   49646

Phone:      231-258-3370       Fax:  231-258-2828 

Hours:       Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
pointments are scheduled between 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
 Note:   Eight hours of the Director's position are funded by the County Veterans Service Fund  (CVSF)
              Grant administered by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA).


Directions to the Office:

From the South:  Travel North on US 131.  The first street past McDonald's turn left.  This is First Street, which turns into Island Lake Rd. Continue West on Island Lake Rd. approximately 1/2 mile.  The office is located in the County Annex on the right.

From the North:  Drive South through Kalkaska to First Street.  Turn right on First Street, which turns into Island Lake Rd.  Continue West on Island Lake Rd. approximately 1/2 mile.   The office is located in the County Annex on the right.

                                     Veterans Crisis Line:
          1-800-273-8255    Press "1"



Our office is currently open for scheduled appointments only.   

You MUST call the office at 231-258-3370, or email the office at  to schedule an appointment.   

No walk-ins will be accommodated at this time.

Any individual coming into the Veterans Affairs Office will be requested to wear a mask,  unless medical reasons prevent you from doing so.    A mask will be provided to you at the door.    There is also a hand-sanitizer station at the doorway to the building . 

Individuals will also be requested to complete a COVID-19 Screening Form indicating that you are symptom-free.

CDC guidelines and social distancing guidelines will be strictly adhered to. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. 

Updated: July 29, 2020