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" Exhibit
“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
Women Veterans Health Care Study
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.
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