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Feature Article Samaritan Health Services Launches New Program to Help Veterans

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Samaritan Veterans Outreach provides military veterans in Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties with resources, support and advocacy for optimal mental, physical and social wellbeing.

Veterans Navigator, Kyle Hatch meets with veterans and provides assistance navigating the Veterans Choice Program offered through the Department of Veterans Affairs and also helps find providers within the Samaritan health care system for eligible veterans, so travel to the Portland and Roseburg clinics is no longer necessary.

“It can be a difficult transition coming home from a tour overseas and trying to fit back into civilian life,” said Hatch. “I want to help veterans ease their transition and provide them with the necessary resources and support they need so they can focus on being back home with their families.”

Veterans Outreach also offers:

  • Transitional courses to help returning veterans adjust more smoothly
  • An online military to workplace skills translator
  • Monthly support groups that give veterans the opportunity to talk amongst their peers in a supportive setting
  • A Mental Health First Aid for Veterans course for anyone interested in learning how to engage veterans with mental illnesses and addictions  

Learn more about the services offered by Veterans Outreach.