September 2, 2017

September marks Suicide Prevention Month

The message from VA to the friends and families of Veterans during Suicide Prevention Month is simple: Be there. “We know that in 2014, an average of […]
August 23, 2017

Line for Life awarded exclusive national veterans contract

Portland-based crisis response nonprofit hiring additional employees to handle expected 1,200 or more calls a month from veterans seeking help Portland-based Lines for Life has been […]
August 15, 2017

September is suicide prevention month

Nine people have taken their own lives since May 13 of 2017. Eleven people committed suicide last year. Three Azalea Middle School students attempted to kill […]
July 28, 2017

Lines for Life named backup for national Veterans Crisis Line

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Big changes are coming to a Portland-based non-profit focused on helping veterans and others reaching out in need. Lines for Life, which […]
July 3, 2017

Veterans with no family turn to Lines for Life for help

Standing with a salute, veterans from across the Portland metro area stood in pause Wednesday at the Willamette National Cemetery. What drew all of them there […]
June 28, 2017

Former army medic uses Lines of Life to reach out to struggling

WILSONVILLE, OR (KPTV) – For Wilsonville native Matt Koslowski, things in his life are looking up. The former Army combat medic is engaged, just purchased a […]
June 27, 2017

VA secretary formalizes expansion of emergency mental health care to former service members with other-than-honorable discharges

VA today released finalized plans that lay the framework for providing emergency mental health coverage to former service members with other-than-honorable (OTH) administrative discharges. This is […]
June 26, 2017

Expo aims to connect veterans with valuable resources in central Oregon

One of the largest veteran resource events in the state will be held in central Oregon next month, when the Veteran Benefit Expo kicks off at 10 a.m. July 15 at the Deschutes Fair & Expo Center in Redmond. With over 75 booths featuring state and federal service providers, non-profit agencies, employers and other local partners, this free event promises to bring together the best benefits, resources and programs Oregon has to offer veterans and their families.
May 22, 2017

After 7 tours overseas, retired staff sergeant begins mission helping vets

(KPTV) – After four tours in Iraq and three in Afghanistan, a local army veteran is home and making a big difference at Lines for Life. […]