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Formerly the Veterans Sanctuary

COVID Status Information

Our offices are now open, 8am to 5pm, Monday-Friday. We encourage you to contact us using the below methods and allow us to provide services at distance to the extent that is functional for you.

Veteran Student Services Center

VA VITAL Peer Mentors
208-241-6897 (call or text)

TRIO Veterans

Bannock County Veteran Services (Melissa Hartman)
208-282-4245 - schedule an appointment
208-329-5369 - text or speak with Melissa (as available)

Military Education Benefits

Unsure which program to contact? Call:



Who qualifies for VSSC services:

  • Service Members
  • Veterans
  • Military-connected students and family members (children, spouses, etc.)

Services and resources

  • VA Education & University benefits assistance, including your VA Registration Form
  • A safe, social study environment with trained staff available
  • Professional development and employment preparation through our Career Closet
  • Hero, a trained, on-site emotional support dog
  • A strong, knowledgeable support network and staff to assist military-connected students and their family members with academic and professional endeavors
  • TRIO Veterans program
  • Bannock County Veterans Services Coordinator
  • Many other resources upon request

Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255, press 1

If you are a veteran or know a veteran in need of immediate help or support, please utilize the Veterans Crisis Line. Contact the Crisis Line via online chat, via text  message to 838255 or by calling 1-800-273-8255.

The Crisis Line provides confidential help for veterans and their families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

VSSC Social Media