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Jackson County Veterans Network Hub

Welcome to the Jackson County Veterans Resource web site. We have tried to make this a one stop shopping center for veterans, their families and those providing services for veterans. We have gathered together a master list of helping resources in Jackson County and some which reach far beyond the county.

Each of the activities listed can provide veterans and/or their families with assistance in one or more resource areas. Each listing is composed of a short description of the assistance or service provided by that activity, its local contact information, and a link to their web site if they have one. The listing is sorted by the following resource areas:

If you find any errors in the information provided here, or you would like to have your group or organization added to this list, please contact the Jackson County Veterans Services Office here.

VA Claims Assistance

Jackson County Veterans Service Office Certified by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs to assist veterans and their families submit claims and appeals to the DVA.  Assists veterans and families in accessing the entire spectrum of veterans’ benefits.

1000 East Main Street, Suite 3
Medford, OR 97504

541-774-8214

Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs
Veteran Service Officers -- Serving
America's Defenders

Free Benefits Counseling And Claims Service
http://www.oregon.gov/ODVA/VSODIRECT/

National Service Officers
Federally chartered Veterans Service Officers (VSO) are recognized or approved by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary for purposes of preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims under laws administered by the VA. The individuals who provide this service are Service Officers. There are two types of Service Officers: the local post or chapter Service Officers who are part-time volunteers, and the full-time, professional Service Officers who are employees of the VSO. The VSOs listed on this link are located in the Federal Building in Portland with the VA’s Portland Regional Office.
http://www.oregon.gov/odva/vsodirect/Pages/index.aspx

Medical

The Southern Oregon White City VA Rehabilitation Center & Clinics (SORCC)
Proudly serves veterans in southern Oregon in the White City rehabilitation center and in the Klamath Falls community-based outpatient clinic.
8495 Crater Lake Highway
White City, OR 97503

http://www.visn20.med.va.gov/southern-oregon/index.asp

Roseburg VA Medical Center
Proudly serves veterans in southern Oregon in its main medical center and in three community-based outpatient clinics.
913 NW Garden Valley Blvd.
Roseburg,OR 97470-6513

Phone: (541) 440-1000 or (800) 549-8387
Fax: (541) 440-1225
http://www.visn20.med.va.gov/roseburg/index.asp

The Portland VA Medical Center (PVAMC)
A 303-bed consolidated facility with two main divisions. The medical center serves as the quaternary referral center for Oregon, Southern Washington, and parts of Idaho for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The Vancouver, Washington division of the Portland VAMC is located just across the Columbia River. This spacious campus houses primary care and long-term rehabilitation programs, including substance abuse services and a skilled nursing facility.
3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97239

503-220-8262
outside Portland area call 1-800-949-1004
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except federal holidays
http://www.visn20.med.va.gov/portland/

The US Department of Veterans Affairs
health care home page
http://www1.va.gov/health/index.asp

Housing Assistance

Rogue Valley Veterans and Community Outreach
The RVVCO empowers families and individuals of Jackson and Josephine Counties to attain self-sufficiency with an enduring commitment to treating all people with dignity and respect.
601 N Grape St
Medford,OR 97501

(541) 779-8564
http://www.rvvco.com

Salvation Army
304 Beatty St
Medford, OR 97501

(541) 773-6965
http://www1.usw.salvationarmy.org/usw/www_usw.nsf/fm- ndos?OpenForm&go=1&zip=medford,%20or

Oregon Veterans Home
The Oregon Veterans' Home provides a residence for veterans who have honorably served our country, or their spouses, who are now in need of skilled nursing and rehabilitative or Alzheimer's care.
700 Veterans Drive
The Dalles, OR 9705
8
Phone: 800-846-8460
Fax: 541-296-7862
http://www.oregon.gov/odva/Pages/contact_us.aspx

Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs
Home Loans
The ORVET home loan is an ideal product for those who served their country in uniform. The program is designed specifically to provide veterans the lowest interest rate possible and is secured through special federal bonding only available to state home loan programs. ODVA takes pride in achieving consistent high levels of customer satisfaction, and makes every attempt to be flexible and provide quality customer service.
http://www.oregon.gov/ODVA/HOMELOANS/

US Department of Veterans Home Loan Guarantee Program
Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Regional Loan Center
155 Van Gordon Street
Lakewood, CO 80228

(Mail: Box 25126, Denver, CO 80225
1-888-349-7541
http://www.homeloans.va.gov/

VA SORCC Homeless Programs Lead - Darin Dale 
8495 Crater Lake Ave.
White City, OR 97503

E-mail: darin.dale@va.gov
541-826-2111

VA SORCC-HUD VASH Lead - Noreen Mcelreath 
8495 Crater Lake Ave.
White City, OR 97503

E-mail: norene.mcelreath@va.gov
541-826-2111

VA SORCC-Homeless Veterans Outreach Coordinator - Heather Jenard
8495 Crater Lake Ave.
White City, OR 97503

E-mail: heather.jenard@va.gov
541-826-2111 x3990

Medford Gospel Mission (Men)
125 W. Jackson
Medford, OR 97501

(Men only, check in time 4pm, meal at 5pm)
541-779-1597

Medford Gospel Mission-Women's Center
534 N. Bartlett Ave.
Medford, OR 97501

(Women and Children, call for information)
E-mail: contact@medfordgospelmission.org
541-772-2931

St. Vincent de Paul of Medford
2424 N. Pacific Highway
Medford, OR 97501

(Meals, clothing, family shelter, call for information)
541-772-3828

Cornerstone Christian Church
808 N. Bartlett Ave.
Medford, OR 97501

(Meal, food box, clothing, Saturday, 10am to noon)
541-773-8163

Salvation Army "Hope House
1065 Crews Rd.
Medford, OR 97501

(Live in - work out program)
541-773-7005


Veterans In Recovery (VIR) 
107 E. Main St. #11
Medford, OR 97501
541-779-4488
Veterans in Recovery (VIR) is a 501c3 nonprofit which provides peer delivered service to Veterans, their families, the underserved in Southern Oregon.
Rod Evans, CRM, Executive Director
Email: Veteransinrecoveryoregon@gmail.com
http://www.veteransinrecoveryoregon.com

 

Employment

The WorkSource Oregon Employment Department wants to express our thanks to veterans for serving and defending our nation. This Web site offers information and resources that can help with the transition to the civilian workforce. Our goal is to help you with employment, training, and education resources you need to be successful.

Disabled Veterans Outreach Program
119 N Oakdale Avenue
Medford, OR 97501

541-776-6060 x225
http://www.oregon.gov/EMPLOY/VETS/index.shtml

US Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service
Provides a wide range of vocational and educational counseling services to service members still on active duty, as well as veterans and dependents who are eligible for one of VA's educational benefit programs. These services are designed to help an individual choose a vocational direction and determine the course needed to achieve the chosen goal.
http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/index.htm

Easter Seals Oregon - Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program
The goal of this program is to provide services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans back into the community and into meaningful employment within the labor force. We offer a structured and individually designed case management plan to assist the veteran in becoming employable and self sufficient.

Diane Leiva, PH.D
Program Manager

E-mail:
dleiva@or.easterseals.com
Ph.541-776-6060
Fax 541-776-6093
119 N. Oakdale St
Medford, Oregon 97501

Easter Seals Oregon
Rogue Valley Service Center

www.or.easterseals.com
406 South Riverside
Suite 101
Medford, Oregon 97501

US Department of Labor Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS)
The mission statement for VETS is to provide veterans and transitioning service members with the resources and services to succeed in the 21st century workforce by maximizing their employment opportunities, protecting their employment rights and meeting labor-market demands with qualified veterans today.
http://www.dol.gov/vets/

Education

Southern Oregon University Veterans Resource Office
Commuter Resources Center
Stevenson Union
552-6107
http://www.sou.edu/

Rogue Community College Veterans Office
Veterans (and certain dependents of veterans, Reservists, and Guard members) may be entitled to educational benefits from the Veterans Administration.
Rogue Community College is state approved for the training of veterans and most of the programs offered by RCC have been approved by the VA.
245-7738
http://www.roguecc.edu/Financialaid/FA005.asp

US Department of Veterans Affairs GI Bill
http://www.gibill.va.gov/

Accredited Online Colleges
A comprehensive resource that provides veterans with tons of information about using the money awarded to them by the GI Bill to help pursue a university education. It contains a database that allows our service men and women to search for online colleges.
http://www.AccreditedOnlineColleges.org



Affordable Colleges Foundation
An organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools for current and future college students.
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/oregon/




Accredited Online Colleges

The U.S. Servicemember's Guide to Online Academic Programs and Aid.

http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/college-guide-for-veterans/

Higher Education Resources for Veterans and Their Families.
http://www.onlinecollegesdatabase.org/online-college-resources-for-veterans/
 

Survivor Benefits

Jackson County Veterans Service Office
Certified by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs to assist veterans and their families submit claims and appeals to the DVA. Assists veterans and families in accessing the entire spectrum of veterans’ benefits.
1000 E. Main St. Suite 3
Medford, OR 97504

541-774-8214

US Department of Veterans Affairs Survivor Benefits
This web site is dedicated to the surviving spouses and dependents of military personnel who died while in active military service and to the survivors of veterans who died after active service. We are grateful for the opportunity to provide quality information and assistance to family members suffering the loss of their husbands and wives, sons and daughters, and mothers and fathers.
http://www.vba.va.gov/survivors/

Social Services, Legal, Advocacy

Center for Non-Profit & Legal Services
225 W. Main St.
Medford, OR 97501
E-mail: dahralee@cwpls.net
541-779-4357

Department of Motor Vehicles
1174 Progress Dr.
Medford, OR 97504
541-776-6025

Disabilities Service Office
28 W. 6th St., Suite D
Medford, OR 97501
E-mail: serodriguez-centeno@dhs.state.or.us
541-776-6210

Grants Pass Vet Center
211 S.E. 10th Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Provides free individual counseling for combat veterans, counseling for military sexual trauma (MST), group counseling and recreational therapy.
E-mail Christopher.Cooper4@va.gov
541-479-6912
http://www.vetcenter.va.gov

Housing Authority of Jackson County
2251 Table Rock Rd.
Medford, OR 97504
541-779-5785

Rogue Valley Veterans and Community Outreach
601 N. Grape St.
Medford, OR 97501
541-779-8564

Oregon Employment Department
119 N. Oakdale
Medford, OR 97501
541-776-6060
Unemployment benefits 1-877-728-7970
http://www.workinginoregon.org

St. Vincent de Paul of Medford
2424 N. Pacific Highway
Medford, OR 97501
541-772-3828

Salvation Army
922 N. Central Ave.
Medford, OR 97501
541-772-8149

Senior Services Office
2860 State St.
Medford, OR 97504
541-776-6222

Social Security
3501 Excel Dr., Suite 101
Medford, OR 97504
(Call for appointment or walk-in)
1-800-772-1213

The Job Council
673 Market St.
Medford, OR 97504
541-776-5100

VA SORCC-Homeless Veterans Outreach Coordinator - Heather Jenard
8495 Crater Lake Ave.
White City, OR 97503

E-mail: heather.jenard@va.gov
541-826-2111 x3990

Welfare Office (Self Sufficiency)
800 Cardley Ave.
Medford, OR 97504
541-776-6172
914 W. Main St.
Medford, OR 97501
541-734-7516

Veterans In Recovery (VIR) 
107 E. Main St. #11
Medford, OR 97501
541-779-4488
Veterans in Recovery (VIR) is a 501c3 nonprofit which provides peer delivered service to Veterans, their families, the underserved in Southern Oregon.
Rod Evans, CRM, Executive Director
Email: Veteransinrecoveryoregon@gmail.com
http://www.veteransinrecoveryoregon.com

 

General Assistance

Jackson County Veterans Service Office
Certified by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs to assist veterans and their families submit claims and appeals to the DVA. Assists veterans and families in accessing the entire spectrum of veterans’ benefits.
1000 E. Main Suite 3
Medford, OR 97504

541-774-8214

Social Security Wounded Warrior Program
Military Service Members can receive expedited processing of claims from Social Security. Benefits available through Social Security are different than those of the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application. The expedited process is used for military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs.
http://socialsecurity.gov/woundedwarriors

Rogue Valley Veterans and Community Outreach
The RVVCO empowers families and individuals of Jackson and Josephine Counties to attain self-sufficiency with an enduring commitment to treating all people with dignity and respect.
601 N Grape St
Medford, OR 97501

(541) 779-8564
http://www.rvvco.com/

Oregon Dept of Veterans Affairs
As a veteran, you have certain benefits you earned as a result of your service to your state and country. Survivors and dependents of veterans may also have benefits available; however, these benefits are there for you only if you apply for them.
Phone: 503-373-2000
Phone: 800-828-8801
700 Summer St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97301-1285

http://www.odva.state.or.us/

National Personnel Records Center
Military personnel records can be used for proving military service, or as a valuable tool in genealogical research. Most veterans and their next-of-kin can obtain free copies of their DD Form 214 (Report of Separation) and other military and medical records.
http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service- records/get-service-records.html

US Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.va.gov/

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon
Active duty and retired military personnel can receive free confidential credit, debt management and housing counseling through Consumer Credit Counseling Service of S Oregon in Medford, Klamath Falls and Yreka. CCCS is a nonprofit accredited United Way agency that has served Southern Oregon and Northern California since 1971. For free services call Military One Source at 1-866-694-6322 to receive a case number. For information regarding CCCS services call 541-779-2273 or go to:
http://www.cccsso.org

Welfare Office (Self Sufficiency)
800 Cardley Ave.
Medford, OR 97504

541-776-6172
914 W. Main St.
Medford, OR 97501
541-734-7516


Veterans In Recovery (VIR) 
107 E. Main St. #11
Medford, OR 97501
541-779-4488
Veterans in Recovery (VIR) is a 501c3 nonprofit which provides peer delivered service to Veterans, their families, the underserved in Southern Oregon.
Rod Evans, CRM, Executive Director
Email: Veteransinrecoveryoregon@gmail.com
http://www.veteransinrecoveryoregon.com



 


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