About Us

Vision

To improve the quality of life for post-9/11 war zone veterans, service members, and their families. We believe it is our collective responsibility to offer support, healing, and access to mental and physical health services for our veteran communities in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Mission

To provide free, confidential mental and physical health services to post-9/11 war zone veterans, service members, and their families in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

How We Support Our Mission

Recruiting a network of licensed, independent mental and physical health providers who are willing to contribute their services free of cost to veterans, service members, and their families. In addition to the work we do to recruit and support the provider network, we also;
  • Educate and mobilize our community to raise awareness regarding the challenges experienced by returning veterans, service members, and their families
  • Host clinical workshops to provide further training to our volunteer providers
  • Link veterans, service members, their families to current and relevant information and resources
  • Partner and collaborate with military and civilian veterans service organizations to maximize our ability to give back and reach our veteran community
  • Service Area

    Our provider network is in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Providers are located throughout the Portland Tri-County area, Mid-Willamette Valley, Central and Southern Oregon, Baker City, Astoria, Tillamook and Clark County, WA.

    Continuing Education

    The Returning Veterans Project hosts free clinical continuing education trainings for our volunteer providers. These opportunities are also open to VA clinicians, community practitioners, and first-responders for a low cost. Past trainings topics include: “Understanding Military Culture,” “EMDR to Treat Combat PTSD,” “Working with Military Sexual Trauma Survivors Diagnosed with PTSD,” “Somatic Treatment to Relieve Chronic Pain,” “Art Therapy to Heal Trauma-Related Wounds,” and “PTSD and Beyond: Treating the Complexities of Trauma in the Veteran Community.”

    Funding

    The Returning Veterans Project depends solely on private donations from individuals, foundations, small business, and corporations.