While Portland is known for its thriving art, theater, and music scenes much to the joy of the hipster crowds, the largest and most populous city in Oregon does not disappoint the older crowd. In particular, the city serves as a haven for Veterans with its many resources and services for those who have fought in the war and their families.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provide for the following service organizations located at the Portland Regional Office:
· American Legion: (503) 412-4706
· Disabled American Veterans: (503) 412-4750
· National Association for Black Veterans: (503) 412-4159
· Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs: (503) 412-4777
· Paralyzed Veterans of America: (503) 412-4762
· Veterans of Foreign Wars: (503) 412-4757
The Portland Regional Office conducts services for Veterans. These services include loan guarantee, insurance, pension, employment for Veterans, service members, their families and survivors, and a lot more. They also help in providing information on VA health care and memorial benefits.
Beyond these government initiatives, however, so much more community and private organizations have stepped up to give Veterans the appreciation and support they deserve. Among these are Transition Projects, A Home for Everyone, and Veterans for Human Rights.
Transition Projects is a non-profit agency with nine program sites around Portland. Existing for more than fifty years now, the agency focuses on housing services. Among other groups, it serves Veterans and their families, who are experiencing homelessness or are in imminent danger of homelessness, with the goal of helping Veterans find and keep safe, affordable, and permanent housing in the Portland metro area. The agency, together with partnerships with local nonprofits, government officials, corporations and businesses, also celebrate the annual Portland Veterans Stand Down, the largest event in Oregon for Veterans experiencing homelessness.
A Home for Everyone is a community which provides housing services to Veterans who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness. It provides assistance to Veterans in finding permanent housing, in applying for VA and non-VA benefits, and in accessing safety services while looking for housing. As of the end of December of 2015, it had successfully permanently housed 695 Veterans.
Veterans for Human Rights is a public benefit corporation which works closely with other local and national organizations in securing the full and equal civil rights for all Americans for more than twenty years now. Catering primarily to the community of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals, it provides legal resources and referrals for service-members, advocates on behalf of Veterans with HIV/AIDS and defends the unique issues and needs of women and transgender Veterans among other services.
Colleges and universities in the area serve as good examples to the students and the community with the support they provide Veterans. Among such schools are the Portland State University, the University of Portland, and the Portland Community College.
Portland State University includes in its Academic Affairs the Veterans Services which provide help in the processing of Department of Defense education benefits through its Certification Office and provides support and resources to Veterans, service members, and family members through its Veterans Resource Center.
Portland Community College allows Veterans to use their benefits to support their college expenses through its Veterans Education Benefits Office, and allows student Veterans with disabilities free accommodation and technology training. The college also has four resource centers within the campus for Veterans to connect with other Veterans and students or simply unwind.
University of Portland welcomes Veterans to its Portland Pamplin School of Business which participates in events for Veterans and partners with companies to further help Veterans. The university not only provides a handbook for those who wish to know about Veterans affairs and benefits, it also provides 100% tuition coverage for Veteran students under its Yellow Ribbon Program.
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