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Message from Director Lois Harvin-Ravin


Lois Harvin-Ravin , Director
414 East Main Street, 2nd Floor
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-560-8387
FAX: 919-560-7229
Hours: 8:30 am-4:00 pm











ATTENTION! Durham County Government is closing most offices to the public effective Monday, March 23, 2020. To read the detailed release about the closing, visit our news section at or click here. 

Department Function

The mission of Veterans Services is to actively provide effective counsel to veterans and/or their family members on veterans' benefits offered by the federal, state and local government. Assistance is provided in the preparation of forms and the supporting documents necessary to file claims.

Launched in 2011,, connects Veterans, their family members and friends, and other advocates with mental health information, local resources, and Veterans’ own inspiring stories of recovery. You can learn about the signs of mental health conditions or substance use problems and find sources of support. The site is free and accessible to everyone.

Please check out the following pages

Important Numbers:

  • Durham VA Medical Center 919-286-0411
  • Durham VA Hillandale Clinic 919-383-6107
  • Raleigh Vet Center 919-361-6419
  • Vietnam Veterans of America Pick Up Service 1-800-775-8387
  • VA Regional Office 1-800-827-1000
  • Education Benefits 1-888-442-4551
  • VA Life Insurance 1-800-669-8477
  • Retired Pay (DFAS) 1-800-321-1080
  • Debt Management 1-800-827-0648
  • Social Security Administration 919-541-5442/ 1-800-772-1213
  • NCWorks Online 919-560-6880
  • Home Loan Eligibility Center 1-888-244-6711
  • VA Business Programs 1-866-584-2344
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