Garland Hales dispatched rescuers to thousands of emergencies. When old injuries and anxieties haunted him, Vet LIFT came to his rescue.
Garland Hales dispatched rescuers to thousands of emergencies. When old injuries and anxieties haunted him, Vet LIFT came to his rescue.
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We Need You!

Vet LIFT is always in need of financial support to help maintain these great services for veterans: thank you for donating!

Donate Goods

  • Food
  • Socks
  • Toiletries
  • Hats / scarves / gloves
  • Laundry detergent
  • Rolls of quarters for laundry

To donate call (541) 344-0465 or bring items to our office during normal business hours.

 

Contact Information:
Alyssa J. Hoekman, Program Coordinator
1070 West 6th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402
(541) 344-0465
Nearby bus line: 95

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Vet LIFT

Helping Homeless Veterans Get Back on their Feet

Vet LIFT provides assistance to homeless veterans who are dually diagnosed with substance abuse and/or mental health issues. Vet LIFT provides housing for more than 50 veterans. The program helps participants identify goals focused on the most important aspects of their lives, providing stable housing, increasing income/job skills, and achieving greater levels of self-determination.

Services include:

  • Immediate medical referral
  • Admission into treatment
  • Financial literacy
  • Initiation of mental health services
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Vocational assessment

Eugene has 3,450 homeless veterans.  Of those veterans, 1,172 are chronically homeless. The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans estimates that 67,000 veterans are homeless on any given night, and that one-fifth of all homeless individuals are veterans. The combination of post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, lack of family support, and other issues can make it extremely difficult for veterans to find stability and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We believe the brave men and women who have served our country deserve better. Vet LIFT helps veterans identify and achieve a better future.