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Month: December 2018

New Consumer Mental Health Advocacy Council Being Formed

Do you receive mental health services from the VA?  Do you wish it was easier to connect with services? Do you like making a difference? A new Veteran’s Mental Health Advocacy Council is being formed for advocacy, education,… Read More

Happy Holidays 2018 – A message from Secretary Wilkie

reposted from Federal VA “This past Veterans Day, we marked the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. It was a long and bloody war, leaving little to celebrate besides the final few months of… Read More

Helping Veterans Cope with PTSD during holidays

reposted from Federal VA The winter holiday season is regarded by many as a wonderful time of the year. However, the holidays can be a painful reminder of past times when life seemed better. Large groups of family… Read More

Higher Dementia Risk for Certain Female Veterans

In an article written for U.S.News & World Report, health reporter Maureen Salamon reports that women veterans experience risk factors in the military that may lead to thinking and memory problems later in life. Salamon is reporting on… Read More

2018 reported decline in homelessness among Veterans

posted from Federal VA Every January, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development leads a national census of Americans, including Veterans who are homeless. This annual enumeration, known as the Point-in-Time (PIT) Count, provides the Department of… Read More

Coos/Curry Counties selected for Operation Welcome Home

Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) recently 10 selected communities, including Coos and Curry County to participate in Operation Welcome Home. OHCS has partnered with the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) to provide technical assistance to communities… Read More

Oregon Wounded Warrior Placard for Disabled Veterans Will Be Available Starting in January

Starting Jan. 1, 2019, Oregon veterans who qualify for a disabled parking permit and have a service-connected disability that is VA-rated at 50 percent or greater may apply for the new Oregon Wounded Warrior parking placard from the… Read More

Wreaths Across America in Oregon – Saturday December 15, 2018

reposted from ODVA Volunteers will place holiday wreaths to honor and remember our nation’s Veterans at many of VA’s national cemeteries this Saturday, Dec. 15 during this year’s national Wreaths Across America event. Ceremonies across Oregon are listed… Read More

Scam-Proof Yourself for the Holidays

The following information is from the Federal VA: The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continue to team up to combat illegal robocalls targeting Americans, including Veterans and their families. Each year,… Read More

Post 911 GI Bill Update

reposted from va.gov Because of continued information technology difficulties with implementing sections 107 and 501 of the Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (Forever GI Bill), both of which change the way monthly housing allowance payments… Read More