A 5-STAR LEVELS OF EXCELLENCE CHAPTER
The Emerald Empire chapter of MOAA compiled this list of resources below in an effort to make information and assistance available to any military member, whether veteran, retired military, active duty military, or family member living in Lane County.
Lane County Veteran's Service Office
151 West 7th Ave. Suite 460
Eugene, OR 97401
Eugene Vet Center
190 East 11th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
Saint Vincent de Paul of Lane County
Supportive Services for Veteran Families
*St Vincent de Paul has a number of staff specifically dedicated to veteran issues/needs.
Lacy J. Cromwell
Oregon National Guard
Family Assistance Specialist
3106 Pierce Pkwy
Springfield, OR 97477
It is not necessary to be a member of this chapter to contact the organizations below. All we ask is that you mention this website as your source.
...it just takes a phone call
VA is the world’s leading research and educational center of excellence on PTSD and traumatic stress. VA has a National Center for PTSD and there are abundant resources available on the website. By visiting this site, you can learn more about PTSD and available treatment options, as well as locate VA care centers near you.
VA also created “PTSD Coach,” an app that provides tools and resources to help you learn about and manage PTSD symptoms. Additionally, VA has developed this helpful guide you can share with families and friends to help them understand PTSD and how they can support you.
Letting others know how you feel and asking for support can be extremely helpful. We encourage you to access information regarding mental health care and resources here. allows this site, you can explore mental health resources by topic and locate VA and community resources near you. Additional assistance can also be found at this website, Don't wait. Reach out.
If you are experiencing a crisis, the Veterans Crisis Line or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, is available by dialing 1-800-273-8255, (Veterans press 1). The crisis line is staffed around the clock by a caring, qualified responders, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We care about you and encourage you to use these resources. Please do not hesitate to reach out to VA with any assistance you might need for a safe and joyful holiday season!
If you know a Veteran who is in crisis, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1.
The Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs has a new website that can also be useful to you as you navigate through resources that are available to veterans.
Explore the benefits of having Medicare with VA health insurance coverage.
This guide is designed to help U.S. veterans and their families navigate the resources available to them to get their finances under control and to save for retirement.
This link will take you to resources for emergency housing for seniors connected to the United Way. Just dial 2-1-1 anywhere in the US for help.
A guide to Addiction and Recovery resources for veterans
Addiction Center: Information and resources for veterans and families about addictions and PTSD
Locate county/state resources for Addiction and recovery.
A free web resource that provides information about substance abuse, mental health issues and PTSD is provided by Drugrehab.com.
If you are dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or have questions about PTSD...This survey may help.
If you have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, here is the Mesothelioma Hub cancer website.
Many aging veterans are unaware of the available care options and programs that can help maintain their independence and quality of life. Caring.com has created a series of a free resource that provides comprehensive information on topics like financial support and care options. For more information click on the button
This website can provide helpful guides for seniors and retirees. Help subjects include:
Help with Rent
For more information click on the button
The Kim Sticka Foundation annual PTSD symposium links and resources can be found here