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Veteran Resources

Below is a list of local recomendations for resources for Veterans seeking support and assistance. Please let us know if you canít find what youíre looking for or if you have suggestions we should add to the resource list.

US Department of Veterans Affairs Public Health Website
Comprehensive first stop for military Veterans looking for information about medical treatments for topics such as Military Exposures, Diseases & Exposures, Health & Wellness, Studies & Data, Patient Treatment and Employee Health.

Responding to recommendations from the Governorís Task Force on Veteransí Services, the Oregon Legislature created a Veteransí Reintegration Task Force to further examine reintegration issues and services and provide new recommendations to the 2011 Legislature.

Michael "Mickey" Serice, MS, LPC and LMFT (Texas), Director
Legislative and Client Relations Office
Department of Human Services
500 Summer St. NE, E-62
Salem, OR 97301

Active Duty Service Members Facing Deadlines from State Agency Hearings or Contested Case Notices
Active duty service members may have a right to delay these proceedings (hearings or contested case notices) under the Service members Civil Relief Act. For information on this right, please contact the state agency sending the notice, the Oregon State Bar at 800-452-8260, the Oregon Military Department at 800-452-7500, or the nearest legal assistance office,

Service members who miss a contested case deadline because of active duty may also be able to obtain a hearing to challenge the state agency action once they return. If you believe you missed an earlier deadline from the Department of Human Services or the Oregon Health Authority because of previous active duty in military service, you can submit a new hearing request and your rights under federal law will be honored.

The Oregon Department of Veteranís Affairs has published a 40-page comprehensive benefit magazine containing state and federal veteran benefits information including: the disability claims process; contact information for veterans services offices; how to access health care; veteran transportation; veteran trauma education; long term care options; dependent and survivor benefits; burial benefits; education options; home loan information; taxation deferral and exemptions; employment resources and preferences; auto adaptive and clothing allowances; IDs, DMV license plates; medals and records; homelessness resources, veterans courtís information and recreation benefits and memorials.
You can obtain other information regarding veteran's benefits at:

Information about adding "VETERAN" to your OR state drivers lisc. and other OR state ID's:

Veterans Administration
and Related Agencies:

Suicide Prevention Hotline:
800-273-TALK or 800-SUICIDE

Veterans Administration

Portland VA Medical Center
    3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd.
    Portland, OR 97239
    503-220-8262 | 800-949-1004
-- Prescriptions
-- Health Features
-- Inclement Weather Information
-- MOVE!
-- Student & Staff Training

Veterans Benefits Administration - Apply for benefits here.
How To Determine If VA Will Recognize My Marriage?
Vet Centers of America
State of Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs, LGBTQ Office
Homeless Veterans Resources
PTSD Center
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents

Oregon/Washington VA Clinics:
Community Resource and Referral Center
Fairview Clinic
Hillsboro CBOC
Lincoln City Clinic
Loren R. Kaufman VA Clinic (The Dalles)
Newport CBOC
North Coast Clinic
Salem CBOC
West Linn CBOC

State of Oregon Veteran Resources
Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs Service Officer Locator
Oregon National Guard Reintegration and Service Member Support
Oregon Military Assistance Help Line
Multnomah County Veteran Services office (Anthony Butler and Joshua Davis)

American Legion: 503-412-4771
Disabled American Veterans: 503-412-4750
Military Order of the Purple Heart: 503-412-4770
Paralyzed Veterans of America: 503-412-4762
Veterans of Foreign Wars: 503-412-4757
Oregon Military Support Network (via email)

Veteran Related Non-profits & Resources:
Portland State University Veteran Resource Center
Returning Veterans Project (OR & SW WA)
The American Military Partner Association
Military One Source
Oregon Military Support Network (OMSN)
Brain Injury Support Community (Oregon & Washington) [About BISC Brochure .pdf]
Returning Veterans Project
Embrasing Groups Involving Veterans
Service Women's Action Network
Oregon Partnership - Military Helpline
American Gulf War Veterans Association
Military Order of the Purple Heart
The American Legion
Veterans of Foreign Wars
American Vets
Blinded Veterans Association
Coast Guard Combat Veterans Association
Cold War Veterans Association
Disabled American Veterans
Foundation for American Veterans
Gulf War Resource Pages
Korean Veterans Association
National Veterans Organization
Paralyzed Veterans of America
US Veterans Initiative
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Vietnam Veterans of America
World War II Veterans Association
American Veterans For Equal Rights
Servicememebers Legal Defense Network (SLDN)
OutServe - association of actively-serving LGBT military personnel
Refinance Mortgage Guide for US Veterans
Patriot's Pride
National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Military and Veteran Families and Children - Veterans and Mesothelioma
Veteran's and Drug Addiction Support (Ridgefield WA)
National Council for Aging Care - Guide for Senior Veterans

State/Local GLBTQ Non-Profits & Resources:
PFLAG Portland
Basic Rights Oregon
Q Center
Oregon Bears
Portland Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, The Order of Benevolent Bliss, Inc.
Estherís Pantry
Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

Veteran News & Events
How To Determine If VA Will Recognize My Marriage?
Have questions about VBA benefits for same-sex spouses? Click here: for information regarding the recent changes in the law. The VA will provide what is necessary for VA to recognize a Veteran's marriage under section 103(c) for purposes of Veterans' benefits. The publications will include a brief history of Windsor and the President's directive and will explain how VA is implementing section 103(c).