About VAOI


Welcome to Veteran Advocates of Ore-Ida (VAOI) 



 What is Veteran Advocates of Ore-Ida?


  Veteran Advocate of Ore-Ida was incorporated as a non-profit in Oregon in March of 2008. VAOI was created to ensure veterans and their dependencies have access to every service to which they are entitled. "We're not here to compete with the local VFW (Veterans of Foreign War), the American Legion or veterans service agencies," states Ron Verini, Chairman and president of VAOI. "We're here to complete them. What we do is help veterans make connections with service agencies."



 What do we do?

Our mission at VAOI is to provide veterans and Active Duty personnel a voice, to support, to honor, to recognize and advocate for their needs as members of our communities, state, and country.



 Veteran Advocates Hours of Operation

Monday 10am-3pm

Tuesday Closed for counseling only

Wednesday 10am-3pm

Thursday 10am-3pm

Friday 10am-3pm


 Where are we located?

Our primary center is located at:

Veteran Advocates of ORE-IDA
180 W. Idaho Ave.
Ontario, OR, 97914
Phone is (541) 889-1978
Email us at
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During the winter of 2016/2017, the main building on our property suffered extensive structural damage. As a result, we have moved our operation into the small building across the parking lot from the large building. We are functioning in a diminished capacity, but we are still functioning. The coffee is still on and we invite you to stop by.



 Veteran Advocates Thanks the Support of our Corporate and Community Sponsors



Sponsor Website

Brewskys Broiler - Community in Action - Kinney and Keele - Lines for Life - The Home Depot - Modern Woodmen

Military Help Line - Union Pacific - Oregon Food Bank - TVCC Center for Business - TVCC - American Small Business Development Center