Military Resources


Veterans Assistance ProgramHAVEN (Helping all Veterans Experience Normalcy)


Representatives of Fort Kennedy are available to help assist veterans move forward in their life after military service.  Areas of assistance include transitional housing, shelter for homeless service men and women; support through employment, family counseling, and help with benefits.  Call Wendy at 503-266-2970 for more information



NAMI ( National Alliance for the mentally ill) helpline  800-950-6364



NAMI Veteran Peer Support Group – Free, drop in, peer-led support group for Veterans and Active/Prior Military Service Members living with mental illness.  Meets monthly on the third Wednesday, 6PM-7:30PM online via ZOOM. Email to join


Military Helpline 888-457-4838

Veterans: Shared experiences and support for Veterans, Information, resources, and Veterans stories.


Did you or a loved one serve in the military? Do you need help obtaining services such as:

1.      Burial benefits for veterans and their spouses

2.    Caregiver benefits for family care-givers providing personal care services to disabled veterans in their own home

3.     Health care provided by the veterans Health Administration, Tax-free pension benefits for wartime veterans and survivors with limited or no income or high medical expenses

4.     Tax-free compensation benefits for veterans with an injury of illness incurred during, made worse by, or as a direct result of military service. 


Call 1-833-604-0855 to speak with and ODVA Veteran Volunteer.  You can also find updated information online at


Representatives of Fort Kennedy will be at the Canby Adult Center on a monthly basis.  Contact Wendy May at Canby Adult Center for times and dates. Telephone 503-266-2970 or by e-mail to


Mission:  To enable all veterans to move forward in their lives after military service.  They strive to provide transitional housing, plus shelter for homeless service men and women.  To ensure all veterans receive support through employment, family counseling, and help with well deserved benefits.  Fort Kennedy can help you with:


1  Compensation for service connected disability

2  Non-service Connected Pension and needs based on monthly income     for wartime veterans

VA health Care Enrollment for eligible veterans

3  Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC) for surviving spouses and dependent children

4 Aid & Attendance – an added benefit based on medical need for a veteran receiving compensation or a pension eligible veteran or survivor

5 Request for replacement military records, medals, awards and certificates.  Connection to military records

6 Survivor’s Pension needs based for survivors of war-time veterans

7 Burial & Memorial Benefits