Mission & Vision


Honor Kansas Veterans and eligible Family Members by creating and sustaining an environment in which Veterans can thrive as valued contributing members of our Kansas community.

To accomplish our important mission, we manage three critical programs: Veterans Services, State Veteran Homes (Kansas Soldiers’ Home at Fort Dodge and Kansas Veterans Home at Winfield), and our State Veterans Cemeteries Program (Winfield, Fort Dodge, WaKeeney, and Fort Riley/Manhattan). Our efforts are focused along four lines of effort:

  • Maintain high quality healthcare and professionalism in our State Veterans Homes.
  • Assist Veterans and their Families in obtaining the benefits to which they are entitled.
  • Advocate for Veterans, military installations, Service Members, and their Families.
  • Integrate and synchronize the effects of all available Federal and State agencies as well as community and private partners to provide optimal services to our Veterans and their Families.


Establish Kansas as the best place for Veterans to live, work, and raise a family. We do this by providing outstanding service to all Veterans and eligible Family Members ensuring access to the benefits and services to which they are entitled as a result of their military service AND informing the public and business owners about Veterans, their values, discipline, and work ethic, all factors that enhance our Kansas communities.

These services include long term nursing and assisted living care, interment options and maintenance of our State Veterans Cemeteries, and coordination with partner agencies to provide financial assistance for health care and disability income.