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In 2015, Oregon became one of only a handful of states to have established a permanent, full-time women veterans coordinator — dedicated to serving the unique needs of women veterans.

It is the goal of ODVA and the women veterans coordinator to improve advocacy and outreach to women who have served in the military, gather better data and research on women veterans in Oregon, participate in policy that is (or may be) relevant to women veterans, and help advance the level of care women veterans receive in Oregon.

We understand that working for women veterans means hearing your questions, problems issues or concerns. Of course, it also means hearing what's working. With all this in mind, we approach this exciting new position with women veterans at the forefront of all we do.

Contact Women Veterans Coordinator Elizabeth Estabrooks at (503) 373-2188 or ORWomenVets@odva.state.or.us.

Resources and Information

“I Am Not Invisible” is a remarkable exhibition featuring 20 portraits of Oregon women military veterans. The project is the brainchild of PSU Veterans Resource Center Director Felita Singleton and ODVA Women Veterans Coordinator Elizabeth Estabrooks. After debuting Feb 24 at the Portland Art Museum, the exhibit began a traveling campaign, and will be appearing at various locations throughout the state.

For more information: I Am Not Invisible​

59% of Oregon women veterans surveyed stated they experienced some form of sexual assault while on active duty. If you experienced any form of sexual assault, rape, or domestic violence while on active duty and still suffer mental or physical health problems today, you can receive counseling and services at the VA. 

If you have not filed for benefits or you filed and were denied and would like to learn more about the changed rules regarding filing for these benefits, please contact your local VSO​ or the Oregon Women Veterans Coordinator.

MST RESOURCES

Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

VA Services for Military Sexual Trauma

Battered Women’s Justice Project

Women Veterans Program Managers advise and advocate for women veterans and can help coordinates all the services you may need, from primary care to specialized care for chronic conditions or reproductive health. 

Choose a location below to be directed to the webpage for the Women Veterans Program Manager at each site.

Portland VA Health Care System

Roseburg VA Health Care System

Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center & Clinics (SORCC)

Walla Walla VAMC

Boise VAMC​

For more information: Federal VA: Women Veterans Program Managers

The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) is pleased to announce the release of the Women Veterans Health Care Study 2016, a comprehensive review of physical and mental health care services for Oregon women veterans that includes findings and recommendations for changes to improve delivery, accessibility and use of health care services. 

The Oregon Legislature initiated the study through House Bill 2539 that Governor Kate Brown signed into law in 2015. 

Please do not hesitate to reach out to our team at ODVA if we can help answer any questions regarding the study or services for Oregon’s women veterans.​

For more information: Read the Online Report​


 

ODVA Women Veterans Coordinator

To contact our office:

Call or text: 
Office: (503) 373-2188 | Cell: 971-720-9116

Email: ORWomenVets@odva.state.or.us

Follow us: facebook.com/OregonWomenVeterans

Did you know?

In the 1970s and 80s many contributions made by women in World War II were formally recognized through laws that granted these women with veteran status.
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