Veterans Defense – Treatment Resources

A list of treatment options and resources available to veterans:

Nationwide

Nationwide Veteran Justice Outreach (VJO).  http://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/VJO.asp. The aim of the VJO program is to avoid the unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and extended incarceration among Veterans by ensuring that eligible, justice-involved Veterans have timely access to Veterans Health Administration (VHA) services, as clinically indicated. VJO specialists provide direct outreach, assessment and case management for justice-involved Veterans in local courts and jails and liaison with local justice system partners.

Army Wounded Warrior Program. http://www.wtc.army.mil/index.html. This program is “a key component of the Army’s commitment, the Army Family Covenant, to wounded warriors and their Families. All wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers—who are expected to require six months of rehabilitative care and the need for complex medical management—are assigned to a Warrior Transition Unit to focus on healing before returning to duty or transitioning to Veteran status.

Military One Source. http://www.militaryonesource.mil. Phone: 800-342-9646 24/7.  Military One Source provides confidential services, non-medical counseling, specialty consultations and other forms of free confidential help to service members, immediate family members and, in some cases, Department of Defense civilians. Confidential help is available in person, via secure video, over the phone and online. Eligible individuals may receive confidential services at no cost.

Army One Source. http://www.myarmyonesource.com. Army One Source provides a variety of services to Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard Servicemembers, and Veterans. Their services include but not limited to: family programs and services, health care, education and carriers, and community support. For free online legal training and webinars visit http://www.aosresourcecenter.com.

Center for Deployment Psychology. http://deploymentpsych.org.  The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) mission is to develop a community of culturally mindful and clinically competent providers through the delivery of high-quality training and education, the convening of experts, and the dissemination of research-based treatment and the latest topics in military behavioral health.  CDP can assist you in locating an expert in the field of PTSD or other military behavior health disorders, provide training (online), resources, and treatment locations.

Oregon Resources

 

Combat & Domestic Readjustment & Education Program (CADRE). CADRE is a treatment protocol offered through the Medical Empowerment Program and Counseling Services, Inc. (MEPS). CADRE combines the MEPs treatment protocol for domestic-violence intervention programs/providers (DVIP) with the federal Department of Veterans Affairs’ treatment protocol for combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder. CADRE offers its services on a sliding-fee scale for all clients who qualify, which includes combat veterans whose PTSD manifests as domestic violence. CADRE serves both male and female veterans, and its program and counselors meet Oregon state requirements for batterer intervention providers. Executive director Julie A. Kingsland, MSW: (503) 260- 3458; jkingsland@mepscounseling.com.

Oregon Dept. of Veterans Affairs (ODVA). http://www.oregon.gov/odva. The ODVA’s web site provides a resource page. On this page you will find information about veteran benefits, links to strategic partners, important phone numbers for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Administration (VA) facilities in Oregon and more.

Family Assistance Coordinator (FAS).  http://www.orng-smfs.org.  Phone: 800-452-7500.  FAS are located throughout Oregon to serve the needs of Servicemembers and their families regardless of branch of service or duty status.  FAS provides six essential services to include legal resources and referrals for, financial resources and referral, medical resources and referral, identification cards, crisis intervention and referral, and community information and outreach.

County Resources

Benton, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Lane, and Linn:

Veteran Justice Program, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Eugene, Oregon, Veterans Justice Outreach Program Coordinator, Susan Harrison, L.C.S.W, Phone: 541-242-0445, Email: susan.harrison@va.gov.

Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, and Lake:

Veteran Justice Program, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, White City, Oregon, Veterans Justice Outreach Program Coordinators, Paul Skinner and Brooklyn Gartman, Email: paul.skinner@va.gov and brooklyn.gartman@va.gov.

Baker, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Crook Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood, Jefferson, Lincoln, Marion, Malheur, Morrow, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, Tillamook, Wallowa, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler, Yamhill, and Umatilla:

Veteran Justice Program, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Portland, Oregon, Veterans Justice Outreach Program Coordinators, Peggy Kuhn and Aaron Baxter, Phone: Email: peggy.kuhn@va.gov or aaron.baxter2@va.gov

 

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