VETcare Oregon is working with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to prevent Veteran suicide in Marion and Polk counties. We were proud to receive an annual award of $750,000 from the VA to support this mission through the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP). This grant funds a three-year program that provides funding to community-based organizations with innovative ideas for preventing Veteran suicide.

With its SSG Fox SPGP award, VETcare has added a new program, VETcare Prevents, furthering our mission to provide quality behavioral health and human services to Veterans in the community. VETcare Prevents plans to provide evidence-based interventions, resources, and services to Veterans at risk of suicide in Marion and Polk Counties. Services will include suicide awareness and prevention education for community partners and individuals as well as case management, peer support, mental health assessments, and crisis  response/intervention for Veterans and their eligible family members.

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