The Oregon Veterans Emergency Financial Assistance Program, funded through the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA), is a grant that provides emergency financial assistance to veterans and their immediate family members once per lifetime. Funding is limited, and varies per individual.

Emergency financial assistance may include, but is not limited to, emergency or temporary housing and related housing expenses, such as expenses for utilities, insurance, rent, and house repairs; emergency medical or dental expenses; and/or emergency transportation. All payments are made directly to the vendor.
860 SW Madison Street
Madras, OR 97741
Eligibility: Veterans with an Honorable Discharge or a General Discharge Under Honorable Conditions and their immediate family members (spouse, un-remarried surviving spouse, child, or stepchild).
Hours: Office hours by appointment only: Monday/Wednesday 9am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-5pm

Outreach locations:
1st Tuesday of the month: Crooked River Ranch
2nd Tuesday of the month: Deer Ridge Correctional Facility
3rd Tuesday of the month: Warm Springs Indian Reservation Senior Center
Once a quarter: Camp Sherman
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (541) 475-5228 Main phone
  • (541) 475-4261 FAX
Email Address:
COVID-19 INFORMATION: Due to COVID-19, all appointments will be conducted by phone until further notice
FEES: None
INTAKE PROCEDURE: Call the local County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO) who can assist with the application process and submit to the Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs for consideration. Applications are accepted from the 1st to the 10th of every month, and are considered in order of submission. If funding has been exhausted for the month, applicant must wait until next month before reconsideration.
DOCUMENTS: DD214 and other supporting documents required to apply for the grant
LANGUAGES: English, interpretation by arrangement
AREA SERVED: Jefferson County
  • Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance * Veteran/Military Personnel Issues
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