Marion County veteran services are contracted through the Mid-Willamette Community Action Agency.
Veteran Service Office
Address: 780 Commercial St. SE, Ste. 302, Salem, OR
Compensation and pension issues handled through VSO; veteran housing assistance is handled through the ARCHES Program located at 615 Commercial St. NE, Salem, OR.
Phone: (971) 707-4400
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Veteran Service Officer:
Veteran Service Specialist:
About the Veteran Service Office
The office is served by
Cherriots bus routes #3, #17, and #20.
In June 2018, a new Marion County Veteran Service Office (VSO) was officially introduced to the community. The office is a partnership among
Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency,
Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs, and Marion County.
The VSO, in downtown Salem, is a local resource for veterans that also serves as an intermediary between veterans and the
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VSO is networked with local community resources to provide referrals and services to best connect veterans with services that meet their needs.
The VSO provides VA trained and knowledgeable Veterans Service Officers who are there to answer questions, explain VA decisions and processes, and help guide veterans through the claims process to access a wide range of VA benefits, including: mental health support, crisis prevention, service-connected disability claims, pensions, survivor benefits, vocational rehabilitation, and funeral services. Veterans Service Officers will help veterans determine their eligibility for benefits, and assist them in gathering the necessary documentation for their claims and appeals.