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 12, 2017

Stretch, grow, recover: Stretching class for veterans helps ease stress, pain

A handful of people in an intimate riverfront studio gradually stretched their muscles under the guidance of soft-toned instructors, as quiet music filled the air. Astoria […]
July 4, 2017

Battle Buddies help vets get through fireworks

BATTLE GROUND, Wash. (KOIN) — There’s Rondo and Gracie and Sergeant Rome. They’re all battle buddies, service dogs for veterans with PTSD. They’re making a difference […]
July 4, 2017

Veterans use writing to tame trauma

Skip Nichols walked to the podium, breathed deeply and shared one of his most agonizing life experiences. Nichols, a Vietnam veteran and retired managing editor of […]
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.
June 26, 2017

Changes to MST-related PTSD claims processing means more help for Veterans

Women are disproportionately likely to have experienced sexual harassment and/or assault during their military service. This trauma, referred to by VA as military sexual trauma (MST), […]