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.
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
Text 838255 TTY Service 1-800-799-4889
Disability Services and Benefits
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) – Disability Benefits
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
State parks access pass information
Hunting and fishing licenses
Veteran assistance with child support issues
Educational Benefit Programs for Veterans
The Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC)
Information on HECCs role as the Oregon State Approving Agency (SAA) for Veteran's Education Programs.
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) – Job Source
Feds Hire Vets
A one-stop resource for Federal veteran employment information
State of Oregon – Employment
Toll free 1.800.237.3710
Find the nearest Worksource Oregon 1.877.517.5627
Goodwill Job Connection
Federal VA Healthcare resources
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
Toll free 1.800.692.9666 (toll-free in Oregon)
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) – Home Loans
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
If you are at risk of becoming homeless or you are homeless
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.
Women & LGBTQ Veterans
Center for Minority Veterans – Women & LGBTQ
Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs (ODVA) – LBGTQ
ODVA – Women Veterans
Cell Phone 971.720.9116
Office Phone 503.373.2188
Local Groups & Resources
Military One Source
American Legion – Post 149 (All female post)
Heroes with Heart/Habitat for Humanity
Home of the Brave
Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs (ODVA)
Paralyzed Veterans of America
Salem Veterans’ Center
Serving Our Veterans at Home (SOVAH)
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) – Post 661
Vets Helping Vets
Vietnam Veterans of America
Disabled American Veterans