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The vision for an Oregon Veterans Center is spearheaded by the Oregon Veterans Foundation.


Partners

Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs

The Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs (ODVA) offers a variety of services to veterans, their dependents and survivors, including Veterans’ Benefits, Veterans’ Home Loans, Oregon Veterans’ Home, Conservatorship Services, and Veterans’ Education.  ODVA is currently considering siting a second Oregon Veterans’ Home within the Oregon Veterans Center.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ mission is to serve America's veterans and their families with dignity and compassion and to be their principal advocate in ensuring that they receive medical care, benefits, social support, and lasting memorials, promoting the health, welfare, and dignity of all veterans in recognition of their service to this Nation. Two administrative branches are involved in the formation of the Oregon Veterans Center:

Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

The mission of the Veterans Healthcare System is to serve the needs of America's veterans by providing primary care, specialized care, and related medical and social support services.

VHA is considering building a “one-stop” Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Wilsonville at the Center by 2015 that would include both medical and mental health facilities.

Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)

The US Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Portland, Oregon delivers benefits through compensation, pension, education, and insurance programs. Veterans and their beneficiaries throughout Oregon receive in excess of $500 million annually as a result of these programs.

In addition, the Regional Office works with local veterans in the guaranteed home loan arena and also provides rehabilitation counseling and training to disabled veterans and their families, the Portland office provides general assistance and information some 170,000 times a year.

VBA would staff a satellite office to its Portland facility at the Oregon Veterans Center to provide assistance to Veterans in the South Portland Metro area.

City Bible Church

City Bible Church has expressed a strong interest and commitment to serving Veterans, and is also interested in establishing a Southwest Portland facility. The church is unique in that it has three area locations but one pastor and leadership team. While they have had a location on the east side of Portland since 1951, in 2003 CBC launched a west side location at the junction of Pacific Highway and Highway 217.

The Wilsonville Oregon Veterans Center site provides a South campus for services on weekends, as well as meeting and public space for veterans and community groups of various sizes during the week.

United Veterans Groups of Oregon

The United Veterans Groups of Oregon (UVGO) is a parent organization formed to advance the combined efforts of several congressionally-chartered veterans’ organizations in the state, including American Ex-Prisoners Of War, American Legion, American  Veterans, Atomic Veterans, Disabled  American Veterans, Korean War Veterans’ Association, Marine Corps League, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Non  Commissioned Officers’ Association, Oregon Pointman Ministry, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Vietnam Veterans of America.

UVGO voted unanimously to support the development of the Oregon Veterans Center in Wilsonville.