Rural Veterans Outreach

The Home Base Program is operated through a grant from the WestCare Foundation and serves as one of five demonstration projects established by Congress to improve the coordination and access to services for Veterans residing in defined highly rural areas. 

The WestCare Foundation partnered with WDVA and Lines for Life to submit a successful application targeting five qualifying rural counties in WA and Oregon. 

  • Lewis
  • Benton
  • Franklin
  • Umatilla (Oregon)
  • Tillamook (Oregon)

Program Purpose: 

  • Partner with local veteran providers, Veteran Service Organizations and the VA to coordinate services to individual veterans.
  • Implement formal strategies which increase outreach as well as access to services and resources for Veterans residing in highly rural communities with a priority to health care. 
  • Help veterans overcome barriers when trying to access services and programs in highly rural communities
  • Expand awareness within the veterans community of resources such as VA Choice and VA VASH Housing Vouchers Programs as well as Telehealth services  

For more information conatct:
Brenda Berrios, Program Manager Rural Veterans Coordination Pilot (RVCP) WestCare-Washington/Oregon, Cell- 503-983-0887

Ryan Nabors, Rural Veterans Outreach Pilot Specialist, 360-725-2229 RyanN@DVA.WA.GOV 

Home Base is one of five demonstration sites each receiving a $ 2 million two year operating grant which will conclude in September, 2016.

Read about a recent "WDVA Share Your (Good) Story" on a Vietnam Veteran Receiving an Electric Wheelchair: