The SERVe team would like to recognize the following people and organizations for their support:

Former Governor Kitzhaber
Former Governor Kulongoski
Former Adjutant General Daniel Hokanson, ORNG
Multnomah County Task Force on Veteran Affairs
Cameron Smith, Director, Oregon Department of Veteran's Affairs

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RESOURCES

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 resources for Veterans, employers, and families below, 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 EMPLOYERS

Video Toolkits: Learn How to Support & Retain Veteran Employees

 

In these one-minute snippets, Dr. Leslie Hammer, introduces you to specific behaviors that can help supervisors support their veteran employees. These behaviors are tied to improved employee health, decreased family stress and increased employee retention. The videos are based on the Veteran Supportive Supervisor Training developed by Dr. Hammer and her research team. 

The videos were produced by the PsychArmor Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides free educational materials to help people engage effectively with the military.  The full videos are available on the PsychArmor website.

 

Supporting your Employees in the National Guard and Reserve

The Veterans Employment Toolkit was created by the National Center for PTSD, a VA center of excellence for research and education on the prevention, understanding, and treatment of PTSD, in conjunction with the VA's Mental Health Services. Veterans bring valuable skills and experience from their military service to your workforce. This toolkit is designed to help you better understand how Veterans can be valuable assets to your company.

 

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESRG)

The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) operates programs directed toward U.S. employers, employees, and communities to ensure understanding of the role of Reserve and National Guard members. ESGR provides the following services to assist members of the Reserve and National Guard and their civilian employers: recognition, information, and mediation.

 

Positive Military Values in the Civilian World and Why Veterans Make Good Employees

Much of the military experience, skill acquisition, and training can translate to participation in the workforce, making the veteran an asset on the job.These handouts from the Department of Veterans Affairs illustrate some of the positive outcomes that translate from military service to the workplace. 

 

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Military Employment Resource Page

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. It serves the needs of human resource professionals and advances the interests of the human resource profession. As one of its many resources, it offers information on military employment, helping HR professionals find, hire, and retain skilled military service members  

 

Americas Heroes at Work

This toolkit is designed to assist and educate employers who have made the proactive decision to include transitioning Service Members, Veterans and wounded warriors in their recruitment and hiring initiatives.

 

Hero 2 Hired

Now hosted on the VA ebenefits website (click Visit the Employer Section). Contains free, convenient access to qualified job candidates.

 

Job Accommodation Network

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. JAN offers one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities.

 

Department of Labor - Veteran Employment Laws

US Department of Labor site, focused on veteran employment laws and issues. The Department of Labor has a number of additional resources available for employers, including:

 

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and General Electric (GE) have partnered to empower our nation's employers with the tools, strategies, and peer resources to adopt a collaborative and strategic approach to veteran employment. Select tools include best-in-class practices, processes, resources and programs positioned to increase employment opportunities for our nation's veterans, contributed by those using them and curated by IVMF experts.

RESOURCES FOR GUARD MEMBERS

RESOURCES FOR VETERANS - STATEWIDE

VA Northwest Health Network

A comprehensive list of VA Medical Centers, vet centers, and community based outpatient clinics (CBOCS ) located in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska.

 

Oregon State County Veteran Service Offices

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 list of DVOPS/LVERS

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.

 

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserves

The ESGR offers services for both employers and veterans.

Silent Professionals

A free service helping military veterans find jobs in private security

 

Returning Veterans Project

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.

 

Lines For Life Military Helpline

Call 1-888-457-4838

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. 

211info

Email: help@211info.org
Text: 898211 (text zip code to the number)
Call: 211
211info.org

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.

 

Oregon Food Bank

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.

RESOURCES FOR VETERAN SPOUSES/PARTNERS

Family Assistance Specialists (Located throughout Oregon)

Call 1-877-881-5181, After Duty Hours:  1-888-688-2264

Part of the Oregon National Guard Family Program, offering:  

  • Legal Resources and Referral

  • Financial Resource and Referral

  • TriCARE Resource and Referral

  • ID Cards and DEERS

  • Crisis Intervention and Referral

  • Community Outreach

 

Veteran Administration Support for Families

This official VA website provides useful tools, health information and direct connections to service providers for the families of OIF/OEF/OND service members from all branches, active or reserves.

 

VA National Center for PTSD Family Guide for Reintegration

Many families wrestle with reintegration issues. Service members and their loved ones have had different experiences during the deployment period, and all have changed as a result. This guide is designed to help families set realistic expectations, and work through some of the challenges of homecoming, in order to make the reunion as happy as possible.

 

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is a mandatory program to facilitate connecting National Guard service members and their families with community supports before, during, and after deployments. Here, you'll learn about Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program events, how to find a nearby event and who to contact for more answers.

FINANCIAL COUNSELING

Oregon Veterans' Emergency Financial Assistance Program

Or call 503-373-2000

Requests must be submitted through a Veterans Service Officer. Assistance includes help with emergency or temporary housing and related housing expenses, expenses for utilities, insurance, house repairs, rent assistance or food; emergency medical or dental expenses; emergency transportation; expenses related to starting a business, such as business licenses or occupational licenses; temporary income after military discharge; and legal assistance for certain veteran issues

 

Disabled Veterans National Foundation

Or call 202-737-0522, x102. 

Follow the link to "DVNF Financial Guidance Program." The DVNF Financial Guidance Program will provide Veterans with a free Military Membership Kit for Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University which entitles the Veteran to enroll in and attend the 13 week money management course either at a local, in person, class or via the online course offering. The goal of DVNF's Financial Guidance Program is to help Veterans learn to better budget their money, save for unexpected expenses and pay off debt. To be eligible, Veterans must have served in the active military or military auxiliaries, and have been discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.

 

Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve: Military OneSource

Or call 1-800-342-9647 and ask for financial counseling.

You must go through Military OneSource in order to access the sessions at no cost, available to active-duty, Guard, and Reserve members (regardless of activation status) and families located in the continental U.S. Up to 12 counseling sessions per issue, per calendar year are allowed for each person.  You can also request an audio CD titled "Taking Charge of Your Money." 

REPORTS AND GENERAL INFORMATION