Free help with jobs, medical care, legal needs for veterans

On Wednesday, veterans and military service members can attend a special event to receive help with job search, resume writing, budgeting and other skills.

The 2022 Mid-Willamette Valley Veterans Stand Down event will be held at the New Salem YMCA, 685 Court St. NE, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is hosted by a combination of groups, including Serving Our Veterans at Home Salem, WorkSource Willamette, Vet Center and the Wounded Warrior Project.

The event will include workshops on creating resumes, balancing their personal budget and also legal help, as well as a job fair in the morning. Lunch will be provided, and there will also be 50 community social service providers in attendance and organizations to help provide other services such as assistance with DMV needs, access to veterans services and benefits, haircuts, dental care, pet care, housing assistance, and addiction counseling and referral.

Veterans seeking help in some of the workshops should provide additional information. For the Resume Building Workshop, individuals should bring employer history, education, and a list of skills. For DMV services, individuals will need to bring proof of US citizenship/proof of permanent residency and proof of current address. The budget workshop will require a list of bills and expenses, and Legal Services will need all legal documents and identification.
Free transportation to the event will also be provided by Cherriots public transportation upon presentation of the event flyer. For more information and a calendar of events, go to www.sovahsalem.org.

Veterans and service members attending the 2022 Veterans Stand Down event on Wednesday, September 14 can present this flyer to receive a free bus ride.

Contact journalist Jordyn Brown at [email protected].

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Jordyn Brown is a journalist from Oregon who previously worked for the Register-Guard.