Participants enrolled in the SERVe study are provided with resources in their regional areas, as well as tips on navigating the Veteran's Health Administration and Veteran's Benefits Administration.
View statewide resources for Veterans below, and use the sidebar menu to access the resources we encourage veterans and employers to peruse. We'll keep adding resources, so check back often.
We at the SERVe Project honor and thank Oregon veterans for their service and hope these resources will be of assistance.
Resources for Veterans - Statewide
A comprehensive list of VA Medical Centers, vet centers, and community based outpatient clinics (CBOCS ) located in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska.
Whether you served your country more than 65 years ago or have just returned home, the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs (ODVA) and Veterans Service Officers (VSOs) statewide are here to help you. When working with a VSO, you will be served by an accredited and certified professional who is an expert in veteran law. There are VSOs in every county across Oregon, in many national service organizations and at the Salem and Portland offices of the ODVA. If you have any questions or would like ODVA to assist you in finding the nearest VSO, please call 800-692-9666 (toll-free in Oregon) or 503-373-2085.
Worksource Oregon has veteran employment representatives (DVOPS/ LVERS) who assist veterans on transitioning back into the civilian workforce and alerting them to available training opportunities. Get connected with representatives who provide specialized vocational guidance and application assistance, specialized workshops and clubs, information on federal contract and government employment opportunities and more.
The National Guard Reintegration and Service Member Support Program and their Family Assistance Specialists provide services uniquely designed to support every family member's physical and emotional needs throughout the service member's career in the Oregon National Guard. A cadre of professionally trained staff are located strategically across the state that provide coordination, counseling, and assistance for Family Readiness, Family Assistance, Youth Program, Chaplain Support, Strong Bonds, Yellow Ribbon-Reintegration, and Financial Counseling.
The ESGR offers services for both employers and veterans.
Returning Veterans Project is a nonprofit organization comprised of politically unaffiliated and independent health care practitioners who offer free and confidential services to returning veterans and service members of the current Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns and their families. Services are available in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Volunteer providers are mental health professionals, acupuncturists, naturopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists and other complementary health care practitioners. We believe it is our collective responsibility to offer support and healing for the short and long-term repercussions of war zone service on veterans and their families.
A 24 hour hotline open 365 days a year providing confidential services such as:
- Crisis Intervention
- Marital and Family Issues
- Personal and Emotional Issues
- Alcohol and Substance Abuse
- Staffed by veterans and counselors trained in military culture.
The Military Helpline offers real help, free and anonymous 24/7/365. For members of the military, veterans and their families with concerns about benefits, substance abuse, anger, post- traumatic stress, and thoughts of suicide.
Text: 898211 (text zip code to the number)
211info provides information and referral on health and social service resources for the state of Oregon and Clark/ Skamania Counties of SW Washington. Every year more than 275,000 people contact us by dialing 211, searching for resources on 211info.org, texting their zip code to 898211 or through email -- all toll-free and confidential. 211info can also answer calls in more than 150 languages. 211info is an excellent front door to information on more than 7,000 nonprofit, government and faith-based health and social services programs in Oregon and Southwest Washington. An Army Veteran serves as their Military Liaison, providing outreach, advocacy, and collects health and social veteran-specific resources for their database.
The Oregon Food Bank Network provides food for you and your family. As an equal opportunity provider, The OFB respects each individual's dignity and basic rights. To locate a hunger-relief agency or program near you, click the link, enter your zip code into the search box, and select the services you would like to find. If you are looking for Community Basket or Harvest Share sites, check the "other programs" box.
Department of Human Services/DHS (click to find the location nearest to you)
The Department of Human Services (DHS) is Oregon's principal agency for helping Oregonians achieve wellbeing and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. 87% of the DHS budget is spent directly in Oregon communities by providing direct services to more than 1 million Oregonians each year. DHS services include SNAP benefits, TANF, Aging and Disability services, Child Welfare and adoption, and OHP/Cover Oregon information.