COVID-19 Specific Support
Central Oregon Veterans Outreach
During the COVID19 situation Central Oregon Veterans Outreach (COVO) has enhanced resources for Veterans in distress. Veterans who are homeless, and Veterans who are housed but experiencing financial strain due to employment loss, may be eligible for financial assistance help with emergency housing, rent, utilities, food, phones, and more through our SSVF (Supportive Services for Veteran Families) program. Veterans do not need a medical referral for motel sheltering. If they are eligible for SSVF and are 60 or older and/or have significant underlying health problems, particularly those with weakened immune system or health problems that impact lung function, they are eligible for emergency housing.
COVO also has additional food supplies for those who are homeless or low-income and struggling to keep food on the table, propane and fuel vouchers, camping supplies for those who are still unsheltered, diapers, formula, wipes, TP, and men, women’s and children’s clothing. COVO also has limited masks and hand sanitizer for those who are homeless, or those who are low-income and need masks to ride the bus.
Any Veteran who is struggling with rent, mortgage, utility payments or is currently living temporarily with friends or family, or is homeless, should be referred to COVO for assistance. Anything that COVO can’t help a Veteran and their household with we network with many other service providers to find them help. **Please note: Veterans DO NOT have to be eligible for VA services to be eligible for SSVF. Veterans DO NOT have to be eligible for VA services or be homeless to receive COVO services.** Please refer them to us and we will help them determine what programs they are eligible for.
Contact COVO: 541-383-2793
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Veteran confidential referral form, for providers or Veterans:
Contact us on our website: https://covo-us.org/contact-us/
Central Oregon Veteran Current Needs
We’ve gone into an update cycle here at iVets, all old information has been removed in order to make way for the new up-to date stuff. Keep an eye out as new community requests start to be posted here.
While we provide everything for free, iVets puts time and money into keeping all of this information up to date. The website costs $1612.44 a year with no labor factored in at all. Please help us keep it up and provide a valuable information resource for our Veterans. Full disclosure, iVets uses a Paypal charity account which takes $0.30 + 2.2% per donation to process our transactions. https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/merchant-fees
Central Oregon Veteran Contact Directory
iVets maintains the only comprehensive directory of Veteran contacts for Central Oregon.
When iVets first started it was to help consolidate information into one spot. Our founders have been through the various different processes needed to get VA disability, find Veterans social groups, and seek out treatment for our own service related issues. The directory was born from the frustration that we felt with the status quo of having to literally go to each individual place and build our own little “black book” of contacts so that we could get anything done. There is no reason in the modern age why every single service member who gets out should have to start from scratch when everyone needs the same basic information to get started. So we decided we were going to fix that and the directory was born, it contains information on every single Veterans related organization that we know of in Central Oregon and grows regularly. We check every single organization on the list at least once a year to make sure everything is still accurate and are constantly adding new information as we come across it. We also welcome you to send us any information we seem to be lacking and we will add it to our collection.
Central Oregon Veteran Events
We’re updating the list as of 10/2020, all old information has been removed.
As COVID-19 continues on and it becomes more apparent that things are likely not going to return to normal any time soon it has been decided to scrap the old calendar and start over from scratch. Please be patient as we try and compile the new list with a more accurate calendar.
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