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    Thank you to all of our Veterans and Veterans' families for your service to our country and for your contribution to our nation's freedom.

    The Alachua County Veteran Services Division is staffed by knowledgeable Veteran staff whose military service and Veteran benefits training, allows us to be the professional advocates needed to successfully navigate the complex system of veteran's benefits.

    We are Veterans who have experienced life in the military, understand the military culture and feel the dedication to our Veteran community. We use our knowledge and training to work to ensure Alachua County's Veterans and their families are able to access as many Veterans' benefits that they may be eligible for.

    Feel free to call the Alachua County Veteran Services Office at 352-264-6740 and we will be happy to schedule you to come in to see one of our trained counselors. Our staff are always working to keep up to date on the extent, the meaning, and the application of laws that have been passed by the U.S. Congress in the interest of all veterans. This knowledge will be used to assist our clients in securing all benefits earned as a result of serving in the military.

    It is our honor to serve our brother and sister Veterans.


    Alachua County Veteran Services​


If any accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at (352) 374-5275 or (352) 374-5284 TDD.


  • Candie Nixon
  • Assistant Director
  • John Henry Thomas, M.D. Center
  • 218 SE 24th Street
  • Gainesville, FL 32641
  • Phone: 352-264-6740
  • Fax: 352-548-3746
  • TDD/TTY users, please call 711 (Florida Relay Service)
    • Mission

      To provide professional assistance and advocacy to the Veterans of Alachua County, their eligible dependents and survivors in securing all entitled/eligible Veterans' benefits earned through honorable military service.

    • Goal

      To assist Alachua County Veterans, their dependents and survivors to efficiently and effectively apply for any Veteran Benefits that they may qualify for.