Veterans Outreach and Recovery Program


​​The Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs (WDVA) designed the Veterans Outreach and Recovery Program (VORP) to connect Veterans to community services, provide case management and support, with a special focus on treatment and recovery.

In 2014, WDVA and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services partnered together after receiving a SAMHSA grant to create the initial VORP that covered the northern 49 counties of Wisconsin.  The program initially focused on rural at-risk and homeless Veterans with mental health and substance abuse problems.  

Upon expiration of the grant, WDVA worked tirelessly to expand the VORP program to include all 72 counties, open up eligibility, and have a more stable funding source.  On April 16, 2018, the VORP expanded to serve all of Wisconsin, included National Guard and Reserve servicemembers in eligibility, and became fully funded by the state. In the first 10 months of the expanded program, over 500 veterans have been helped.

On July 3, 2019, Governor Tony Evers signed the People's Budget and created permanent funding for VORP.

Support Services

​​VORP staff work with community providers and professionals to provide assistance and connection to:

  • Mental Health Services

  • Substance Use Treatment

  • Financial Assistance

  • Housing and Utilities

  • Claims and Benefits Assistance

  • Employment and Education

  • Transportation

  • And many more services

VORP funding may be available to assist with treatment and emergency services for Veterans enrolled in the program. 

Who does VORP serve?

All who have served in any component of the US Armed Forces including those that have previously served and continue to serve in the National Guard and Reserve.

Who can help me in my region?

The VORP team includes 11 Regional Veterans Outreach and Recovery Coordinators (ORCs) located within their region and 2 supervisors based in Madison. Learn more about each coordinator by clicking the links below:

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Region 1 - Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, Sauk, and Vernon Counties
Office: 608.306.0390
Region 2 - Adams, Buffalo, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau, and Wood Counties
Office: 608.881.9116

Region 3 - Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, St. Croix, Taylor Counties
Office: 608.381.1525

Region 4 - Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Polk, Sawyer, Washburn Counties
Office: 715.558.2557

Region 5 - Forest, Florence, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Menominee, Oneida, Price, Vilas Counties
Office: 715.401.4821

Region 6 - Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Oconto, and Shawano Counties
Office: 920.246.7277

Region 7 - Calumet, Manitowoc, Outagamie, Portage, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago Counties
Office: 715.409.3767

Region 8 - Columbia, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, and Washington Counties
Office: 920.226.9898
Region 9 - Dane and Jefferson Counties
Office: 608.215.6897
Region 10 - Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties
Office: 414.209.2064
Region 11 - Green, Kenosha, Racine, Rock, and Walworth Counties
Office: 262.225.7636