Federal and State of Oregon Resources for Veterans

Several local, state and federal support organizations offer resources for veterans. Contact these groups for details on services to help you transition from the military back to civilian life.

Crisis/Suicide Help

Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA) Crisis Support

Returning Veterans Project

Veterans Crisis Lines

Connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring responders through a toll-free hotline, online chat or text. All calls are free and confidential.

Phone 1.800.273.8255 Press 1
Combat call center 1.877.927.8387
Military Helpline 1.888.457.4838 or Text MIL1 to 839863
Helpline 1.800.923.4357
Text 838255 TTY Service 1-800-799-4889

Disability Services and Benefits

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) – Disability Benefits
Phone 1.800.827.1000

  • Disability compensation and the guidelines for those benefits
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)
  • Manage your individual benefits online through eBenefits

Oregon Veterans Homes
Oregon Veterans' Homes provide residences for veterans who have honorably served our country or for their spouses, who are now in need of skilled nursing and rehabilitative or Alzheimer's care.
Lebanon phone 541.497.7265
The Dalles phone 541.296.7152

Oregon Paralyzed Veterans of America

State parks access pass information
Phone 1.800.551.6949

Hunting and fishing licenses
Phone 1.800.720.6339

Veteran designator for drivers license and ID card

Veteran assistance with child support issues
Phone 971.673.3224

Educational Benefit Programs for Veterans


U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) – Job Source
Phone 1.800.827.1000

Feds Hire Vets
A one-stop resource for Federal veteran employment information
Phone 1.202.606.7304

State of Oregon – Employment
Phone 503.947.1394
Toll free 1.800.237.3710

Worksource Oregon
Phone 503.378.8574
Find the nearest Worksource Oregon 1.877.517.5627

  • Job Search & Placement
  • Education and Training Resources
  • Job Skill Development

Goodwill Job Connection
Phone 503.365.9367

  • Job search services
  • Job skill development
  • Free computer program training

Health Care

Federal VA Healthcare resources
Phone 1.877.222.8387

Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA)
Assists veterans with applying for medical care though the federal VA healthcare system.
Start by locating a veteran service officer from your county. They will be assigned to help guide you through the process of obtaining health care.
Address 700 Summer St NE, Salem, OR 97301-1285
Phone 503.373.2085
Toll free 1.800.692.9666 (toll-free in Oregon)

Home Loans

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) – Home Loans
Phone 1.800.827.1000

Oregon Veteran Home Loan program
A separate program from the VA home loan provided by the federal government.
Phone 1.888.673.8387 or 503.373.2051


Life Insurance

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) – Life Insurance Benefits

Service member/group life insurance

Phone 1.800.419.1473

All other VA life insurance

Phone 1.800.669.8477

Memorial & Burial Benefits

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) – National Cemetery Administration
As a current or former service member, spouse or dependent, you may be entitled to memorial or burial benefits.

Phone 1.800.827.1000

Women & LGBTQ Veterans

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – LGBTQ

American Veterans for Equal Rights

Center for Minority Veterans – Women & LGBTQ
Phone 1.855.829.6636

Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs (ODVA) – LBGTQ
Phone 503.373.2327

ODVA – Women Veterans
Cell Phone 971.720.9116
Office Phone 503.373.2188

  • Veterans Service Officers
  • VA Benefits & Entitlements Assistance
  • Employment Assistance

Local Groups & Resources

Military One Source
Phone 503.373.2327

American Legion – Post 136
Phone 503.393.5560

American Legion – Post 149 (All female post)
Phone 503.588.0368

  • Benefits assistance
  • Career fairs, workshops and financial strategies
  • Comradery

Easter Seals
Phone 971.283.4973

  • Job Search and support
  • Homeless veteran reintegration
  • Labor force integration

Heroes with Heart/Habitat for Humanity
Phone 503.364.6642

  • Housing for veterans
  • Veteran volunteers for building projects
  • Skill development

Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs (ODVA)
Phone 503.373.2141

  • Veterans service officers
  • Benefits and entitlements
  • Employment assistance

Paralyzed Veterans of America
Phone 503.362.7998

  • Sports Programs
  • Hospital Liaison
  • Membership Services

Salem Veterans’ Center
Phone 503.362.9911

  • Readjustment counseling
  • Local and federal VA contact
  • Full range of benefit information

Serving Our Veterans at Home (SOVAH)
Phone 503.510.1015

  • VA Benefits & Entitlements Assistance
  • Medical & Dental Services
  • Housing and Employment Assistance

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) – Post 661
Phone 503.364.7997

  • Membership services
  • VA benefits and entitlements assistance
  • Education benefits assistance

Vets Helping Vets
Phone 503.508.4408

  • Emergency financial assistance
  • Benefits and entitlements assistance
  • Veteran services assistance

Vietnam Veterans of America
Phone 503.877.8411

  • VA benefits and entitlements assistance
  • Outreach programs for veterans in need (homeless, PTSD, Substance Abuse)
  • Job placement

Disabled American Veterans
Phone 503.838.4019

  • Benefits and entitlements assistance
  • Employment assistance
  • Medical appointment assistance

Team Red White & Blue

  • Community outreach programs
  • Social events and relationship building
  • Competitive sporting events