There are many resources available to COCC students that student veterans are encouraged to access. There are also additional local resources specifically for those who are serving, or have served, in the military.
Veterans have earned certain benefits as a result of their military service. Such benefits are available only to those who apply for them. Based on the county of residency or tribal affiliation, the following branches provide free assistance to veterans, their dependents, and survivors in obtaining these benefits.
Tribal Veteran Services
Multiple tribal governments in Oregon have established tribal veteran service offices with tribal veteran representatives (TVRs) who are trained and certified through ODVA. The linked webpage will provide specific contacts.
*A Deschutes County Veterans Services Officer (VSO) is available at COCC's Veterans Center the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Student veterans are invited to drop by for support in accessing benefits.
Central Oregon Veterans Organization (COVO)
Supports Veterans looking for housing assistance, including application, deposit, and rental help, and provides basic necessities to homeless veterans.
541-383-2793 | 61510 S Highway 97, Bend, Oregon 97702
Central Oregon Vet Center
Offers confidential help for Veterans, service members, and their families at no cost in a non-medical setting,which includes counseling for needs such as depression, PTSD, and the psychological effects of military sexual trauma.
541-749-2112 | 1645 NE Forbes Rd, Suite 105, Bend, OR 97701
Central Oregon Veterans Ranch
A working ranch that restores purpose and spirit to veterans of all ages.
541-706-9062 | 65920 61st Street, Bend, OR 97703
Robert D. Maxwell Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic
Offers primary care, mental health, and specialty health services such as audiology, physical therapy, sleep studies and more. No emergency services are at this location.
Main: 541-647-5200, Mental Health Clinic: 541.647.5200 | 2650 Northeast Courtney Drive, Bend, OR 97701 |
St Charles Healthcare- Veterans and Military Programs
Health services available to Central Oregon veterans and active-duty military. Provides emergency services.
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