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The Veteran’s Behavioral Health Peer Support Specialist provides peer mentor support to Jefferson County Veterans who have been are engaged in behavioral health services at BestCare Treatment Services-Jefferson County Mental Health Program and/or the Veterans Administration.  This includes Veterans on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation.

The Peer Support Specialist conducts Veteran outreach services and participates in local veterans networking activities, including working with the Jefferson County Veterans Services program.

Services include:

  • Direct interactions with veterans who are assigned to behavioral health peer support services by community mental health and substance use disorders clinical staff, or the Jefferson County Veterans Service Officer.


  • Telephone contacts, which include talking with Jefferson County veterans who need support and  reminder calls to clients who are scheduled for assessments, groups, individual sessions, medication management appointments, and other BestCare services.


  • Transportation, when appropriate, including transporting veterans to veteran support groups.


  • Helping monitor Veterans who are referred to behavioral health services at BestCare who are in need of support services; staying connected to them and ensure that they remain connected to Madras outpatient behavioral health services.


  • Helping coordinate activities (i.e. biking, bowling, etc.) for veterans to help get them out in the community and less isolated.


  • Referrals to and assistance with accessing various services, when appropriate (i.e. Food Bank, LINC, primary care/medical services, community college, parenting, Social Security, etc.).


  • Case management services.


  • Helping Veterans develop and connect to community-based pro-social or wellness-oriented recovery activities and Veteran activities.

To Schedule an appointment, just call: 541-475-6575

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