Pathfinders – Veterans Outreach

Pathfinders – Veterans Outreach

We connect people who have served in the United States Armed Forces to supportive services that are available throughout King County.

The Veterans of Color Pathfinders Program at El Centro de la Raza provides outreach, advocacy, and service pathfinding to all veterans, with an emphasis on assisting veterans of color and their families living in King County.

Eligibility Requirement

  • Reside in King County
  • A Veteran or family member of Veteran
  • Served at least 1 day of active duty

Program Managers

Ronald Jones

Ron has been working as a Veteran Outreach Specialist for the past three years. Prior to joining El Centro de la Raza, Ron worked in management and as an Adult Education teacher. He has an MBA in Managerial Leadership from City University, Bellevue. Ron brings his outgoing personality, positive attitude and attention to detail to the Veteran Outreach team!

Laura Aguilar

Laura is originally from Michoacán, Mexico but grew up in Wenatchee, Washington. Laura has always loved working in social services and has eight years of experience working with the homeless population in King County, including displaced Veterans. She has used her trauma-informed practices and motivational interviewing skills to shape the spaces she works in. When Laura is not out in the field working, she enjoys hiking with her partner in crime, Blue. A few of her hobbies include attending live concerts and festivals, watching documentaries and spending time outdoors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which discharge types are accepted?

Any type of discharge is accepted (DD, BCD, OTH)

How many years must I have served to become eligible?

You must have served at least 1 day of Active Duty.

My family member served. Am I qualified to participate?

Yes. Veterans and their family members may participate.