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Veterans For Peace
www.veteransforpeace.org
Veterans For Peace is a national organization founded in 1985 with  over 120 chapters across the United States. It is structured around a national office in Saint Louis, MO and comprised of members across the country organized in chapters or as at-large members. There is an annual convention each year attended by our members, families and supporters from across the nation.

The Vietnam Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign
http://www.vn-agentorange.org/
Wars do not end when the bombs stop falling and the fighting ceases. The devastation continues long after, in the land and in the minds and bodies of the affected population.
The Vietnam Agent Orange Relief and Responsibility Campaign is an initiative of U.S. veterans, Vietnamese Americans and all concerned about peace and justice. With this campaign, we seek to fulfill our responsibility by insisting that our government honor its moral and legal responsibility to compensate the Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange.

Iraq Veterans Against the War
www.ivaw.org
Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) was founded by Iraq war veterans in July 2004 at the annual convention of Veterans for Peace (VFP) in Boston to give a voice to the large number of active duty service people and veterans who are against this war, but are under various pressures to remain silent.

Coffee Strong
http://www.givoice.org/coffeestrong
G.I. Voice is a place for service members, their families, and veterans around Fort Lewis to gather and share information. It is also a resource for those facing problems with service

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
http://iava.org/
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is the nation’s first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans.
Our Mission: IAVA’s mission is to improve the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.
The Need: The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are in their seventh and eighth years respectively. Nearly two million American troops have served in Iraq or Afghanistan, and thousands have been deployed multiple times.
IAVA addresses critical issues facing new veterans and their families, including mental health injuries, a stretched VA system, inadequate health care for female veterans, and GI Bill educational benefits.
IAVA also provides valuable resources and empowers veterans to connect with one another, fostering a strong and lasting community

The Welcome Home Project
http://www.thewelcomehomeproject.org/

The mission of the Welcome Home Project is to bridge the historic gap between civilian and military worlds through the production and distribution of the documentary film, Voices of Vets. The film will be used to inspire programs which are based in the understanding that true healing for the veterans requires awareness, acceptance and active participation by the people in local communities nationwide.

http://welcomehomeproject.ning.com/

The purpose of the Welcome Home Project Community Network is to encourage civilian awareness of veteran’s issues and to create a visible community in support of returning veterans.

Moasaic Multicultural Foundation

http://www.mosaicvoices.org/

Mosaic seeks to create cross-cultural alliances, mentoring relationships and social connections built upon personal trust and commitment to bridging unhealthy divisions in contemporary communities.

Lacey’s House for Homeless Veterans

http://www.laceyshouse.com/

We provide guidance to U.S. Service men and women who already qualify to receive their assistance, set aside by the Government.
Lacey Palmer President
Mike Bryant Project Supervisor
mike.laceyshouse@hotmail.com

St Luke Veterans Bridge Fund
(helps with emergency funding for homeless vets)

The project provides small grants to Iraq and Afghan war veterans who are in transition and experiencing temporary setbacks, often as they wait for disability or other assistance.
6835 S.W. 46th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97219
Gerry Foote
peaceleaves.geraldine@gmail.com

Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/Veterans/Default.aspx

1-800-273-TALK, Veterans Press 1

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has founded a national suicide prevention hotline to ensure veterans in emotional crisis have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. To operate the Veterans Hotline, the VA partnered with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Veterans can call the Lifeline number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), and press “1” to be routed to the Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline.

Returning Veterans Resource Project NW

http://returningveterans.org/

Free Counseling and other health services for returning veterans and their families.

907 NE Thompson

Portland, Or 97212

503.933.4996

mail@returningveterans.org

Swords to Plowshares

http://swords-to-plowshares.org/

War causes wounds and suffering that last beyond the battlefield. Swords to Plowshares’ mission is to heal the wounds, to restore dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency to all veterans in need, and to significantly reduce homelessness and poverty among veterans.