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Resources

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Crisis Lines
Warm Line (not for emergencies)
Claims/Compensation/VA Enrollment
Employment Resources
Housing
Mental Health Services
Regional Veterans Outreach Organizations
Tool Libraries
Transportation
Veterans’ Emergency Assistance

Crisis Lines

Clackamas County Crisis Line
(Centerstone Urgent Mental Health Walk-in Center)
11211 S.E. 82nd Ave., Suite O Happy Valley, OR 97086
Crisis Line: 503-655-8585

Veteran Crisis Line
800-273-8255, press 1; or text to 838255

Military Help Line (non-VA)
888-457-4838

VA Call Center for Homeless Veterans
*Press ‘0’ to bypass phone tree
877-424-3838

CareGiver Support
VA Caregiver Support
Portland VAMC Caregiver Support line 503-273-5210
National caregiver support line 855-260-3274

Warm Line

David Romprey Oregon Warm Line
When you just need to be heard and need someone to speak with. This Warm Line is designed and provided by persons who have or had challenges in mental health and are able to support their peers who are struggling with a variety of mental health issues, who are experiencing huge and painful feelings.  This is not a crisis line.
Hours 7 days a week, 9 am – 11 pm.
800-698-2392

Claims/Compensation/VA Enrollment

Clackamas County Veteran Service Office (VSO)
(not affiliated with the VA) *Help with compensation, non-service connected pension, VA Health Care enrollment, survivors compensation, aid & attendance, request military records, burial & memorial benefits
2051 Kaen Rd (PSB, 2nd floor), Oregon City, 97045
Phone: (503) 650-5631

Employment Resources

Mac’s List
Job board focuses on work opportunities in Oregon and southwest Washington state. Also lists numerous additional resources for help with your job search.

Portland Creative List Directory
Resource site and job board for advertising, film production, graphic design, multimedia, photography, printing, public relations, web design, and more.

Clackamas County Veterans Workforce Program
104 11th Street., Oregon City, 97045
Phone: (503) 650-8914 or (503) 502-3411

Worksource Clackamas Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialists
* Help with employment training, job search and other job related needs
506 High Street, Oregon City, 97045
Phone: (971) 673-6400

Portland VA Vocational Rehabilitation
*Service connected veterans with 30% or more
100 SW Main Str. (2nd floor), Portland, 97204
Phone: (503) 412-4577

Housing

Central City Concern
Provides transitional housing and employment development services to Veterans through the Veterans Grant & Per Diem program, The program serves up to 50 men and 22 women at any one time. Any veteran, male or female, can access the veteran program by attending the orientation held every Friday morning at 9 am at the Community Resource and Referral Center at 308 SW 1st Ave, Portland. Questions regarding eligibility, please contact the Veterans’ Office at 503-688-5098

Clackamas County Coordinated Housing Access
Hours: Monday – Thursday 9 am – 5 pm
*Only available during their business hours, Leave a message to be put on the waitlist and screened for eligibility.
**Screens eligibility for 16+ programs (i.e. Northwest Housing Authority, Chez Ami, Avalon, HomeSafe, HOPE I, Hope II, Jackson Transitional Housing, Veterans Rapid Rehousing, etc.)
Phone: (503) 655-8575

Do Good Multnomah
(503) 490-7298 Veterans must be referred by another shelter or service provider. Provides low-barrier emergency shelter to houseless veterans. Located in NE Portland at the Rose City Park United Methodist Church. 25 bed capacity. Currently serving male veterans only.

Transition Projects Veterans Program
*Services and assistance for veterans and their families experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness
665 NW Hoyt Str., Portland, 97209
Phone: (855) 425-5544

Clackamas County Veterans Services Office
(VA supported housing through Housing Choice Vouchers)
*Available most Tuesday mornings at the Clackamas County Public Services Building
2051 Kaen Rd., Suite 281, Oregon City, OR 97045
Call for an appointment. 503-650-5631
Veterans@clackamas.us

Veteran Community Resource & Referral Center (CRRC)
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30 – 4:30
** Most Tuesday mornings VA VASH worker is stationed at Clackamas County CVSO, can register for VASH vouchers in Clackamas County.
308 SW 1st Ave., Portland, 97204
Phone: (503) 808-1256

Mental Health Services

Give An Hour
Dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of the troops and families affected by their time of service. Give An Hour provides no-cost counseling to individuals, couples and families, and children and adolescents.

Regional Veterans Outreach Organizations

Central Oregon Veterans Outreach
(541)383-2793  covo@covo-us.org
61510 S HWY 97 STE 100 Bend, OR 97702
COVO supports numerous Veterans and their families by providing a wide variety of housing alternatives, as well as job search preparedness and placement assistance.

Rogue Valley Veterans & Community Outreach
(541)779-8564
601 North Grape Street Medford, OR 97501
Resource center, Grant Per Diem Housing, Supportive Services to Veterans and Families (SSVF),

Tool Libraries

SE Portland Tool Library
All-volunteer library of home and garden tools which may be borrowed for free by SE Portland residents in the SEUplift service are. One time optional donation of $10-$40, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Green Lents Community Tool library
Free service for residents of these neighborhoods: Lents, Powellhurst-Gilbert, Pleasant Valley, Foster-Powell, Mt. Scott-Arleta, Brentwood-Darlington, Montavilla.

Northeast Portland Tool Library
Sponsored project of Redeemer Lutheran Church, a 501(c)(3) organization. The Northeast Portland Tool Library provides Northeast Portland residents of all income levels access to tools, empowering neighbors to build and maintain a sustainable, thriving community. Membership is limited to those with a NE Portland address west of NE 82nd Avenue.

North Portland Tool Library
For residents of North Portland.

Tools for Troops
Supports veterans and serving members of the (5) branches of the U.S. Armed Forces with hand and power ‘tools’ either gifted or loaned at no cost to the recipient(s).

Transportation

Ride Connection (for rides starting in Multnomah & Washington Counties)
9955 NE Glisan St. Portland, OR 97220
Open M-F, 8:30am to 5:00pm
(503) 226-0700
For those who are 60+ years or have a disability (anxiety and PTSD are considered disabilities). Schedule a ride about 4 days in advance. Rides available 7 days a week. Call Monday through Thursday to schedule a ride.

Transportation Reaching People (for rides starting in Clackamas County)
503-655-8208 to schedule a ride.
TRP offers free transportation for Clackamas County seniors and people with disabilities unable to access other transportation options. Volunteer drivers receive training and use their own vehicles to assist eligible residents to medical appointments and/or essential errands. Our volunteers serve as a lifeline for many riders.

Vets Driving Vets
To schedule a ride, contact Transportation Reaching People dispatch: 503-655-8208
Office hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
The Vets Driving Vets program matches veterans who volunteer their services with other veterans who need rides to doctors’ appointments or to take care of other basic needs. The service is free to veterans.
Transportation is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.

Veterans’ Emergency Assistance

Oregon Veterans’ Emergency Financial Assistance
*For veterans and their immediate family
**Assistance is granted one time only and the average award amounts vary
Clackamas County VSO: (503) 650-5631
Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affair: (503) 373-2085

Operation Homefront
*Provides short-term and critical assistance, long-term stability, and ongoing family support
7014 NE 79th Ct., Portland, 97218
Phone: (503) 928-6794
Emergency assistance: (877) 264-3968

The Salvation Army Home Front War Relief Program
*Strives to meet the needs of military personnel and/or their dependents with one-time financial assistance
The Salvation Army Cascade Divisional Headquarters
8495 SE Monterey Ave., Happy Valley, 97086
Phone: (503) 794-3275

Semper Fi Fund
*Provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to Post-9/11 wounded, critically ill, and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed forces, and their families
Phone: (760) 725-3680

Sergeant McDowell’s Military Relief
*Provides relief funds for unforeseen events such as funeral services, medical problems, and natural disasters
**Limited financial assistance at times
Email: smmroregon@aol.com
Phone: (503) 888-9053

Veterans of Foreign War
*Service offices on a limited basis
**Financial assistance for hardship due to deployment, military pay issue, and/or military illness or injury
825 SE Mill Str., Portland
Local: (503) 234-6062
Unmet Needs Program: (866) 789-6333

American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance
*Limited to minor children (17 yrs. or younger) whose biological parent, or legal guardian, is a veteran and is, or would have been eligible for American Legion membership
**Contact the local American Legion Post for an application
Oregon Legion Headquarters
30450 SW Parkway Ave., Wilsonville, 97070
Phone: (503) 685-5006