Supporting Military Veterans Across Oregon
Veteran Service Offices (VSOs)
When voters elected to direct Oregon Lottery funds to veteran services, VSOs across Oregon received new funding and, with it, new opportunities to serve our local heroes: our military veterans. Learn more about how the VSO in Josephine County connects veterans to their earned benefits and the creative ways they connect veterans to each other.
I think that everybody should serve…. Your service teaches you responsibility and builds character.— Kevin Ehlers, US Navy Veteran and Oregon Lottery employee Read His Story
Veteran Services in Josephine County
Innovative programs to connect veterans to veterans.
Veteran Services in Yamhill County
Lottery dollars help fund VSOs across the state. Meet Yamhill County’s.
Peer-to-Peer Support for Veterans
At Project ABLE, veterans receive training to help fellow veterans with behavioral health. Thanks to a grant of lottery dollars, Salem-based Project ABLE will train veterans as peer support specialists for other veterans with behavioral health issues. In peer support, an individual provides support to another who shares similar life experiences. Fellow veterans will be trained as support specialists because those who’ve also taken the Oath of Enlistment best understand military related trauma. This sort of support, along with additional wellness classes and services, can provide veterans-in-need with a much brighter future. Thanks to Lottery support, Project ABLE’s training will benefit veterans in six northwest Oregon counties.