Veteran Outreach and Recovery Program

Introduction


​​The Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs (WDVA) has partnered with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WDHS) to create and implement the Veterans Outreach and Recovery Program (VORP) to assist homeless and ​​chronically homeless Veterans in receiving housing and support for behavioral health treatment and substance abuse services. As an organization that supports Veterans and their families, WDVA sees multiple benefits by the creation of VORP. It is our goal through outreach, partnerships and programs to help eliminate Veterans’ homelessness in Wisconsin. 

WDVA is in favor of partnering with several cities, counties, Veteran and non-profit organizations to meet the needs of chronically homeless Veterans in rural Wisconsin. There is a huge gap in treatment for rural areas and current programs are not equipped to provide Veterans with needed services. 

VORP specialists provides outreach in the northern rural areas of Wisconsin. The Outreach and Recovery Specialists will establish collaborative relationships with County Behavioral Health Agencies who may provide direct treatment in addition to coordinating and working with all Veterans Service Organizations, County Veterans Service Officers, Non-Profit Organizations, Law Enforcement, federal agencies and all other interested stakeholders for housing and mental health treatment of homeless and at risk Veterans. 

​​Contact Information


Rosie Elliott-Region I
15954 Rivers Edge Drive
Room 100 C
Hayward, WI 54843
Office: 715-558-2557
        
Lori Kirchgatter-Interim-Region II
Office: 715-401-4821
 
Kenneth Corry-Region III
Green Bay State Office Building
200 N. Jefferson St, STE 624
Green Bay, WI 54301-5100
Office: 920-246-7277
 
Ryan Lonergan-Region IV
Glen Park Apartments
2919 W. Glenpark Dr. #118
Appleton, WI 54914-1573
Office: 608-381-0907
Gerald (Jerry) Sieren-Region V
Red Cross Building
2927 Losey Blvd S
LaCrosse, WI 54601-7343
Office: 608-881-9116
 
Karla Peterson-Region VI
Klein Hall
2820 E. Park Ave Bldg 128
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729-3598
Office: 715-726-2551
Cell: 608-381-1525
 
Calvin Stammer-SOAR Specialist    
Glen Park Apartments
2919 W. Glenpark Dr. #118
Appleton, WI 54914-1573
Office: 715-409-3767
 
Tina Vagedes-Veterans Program Specialist
Madison Central Office
201 W. Washington Ave FL 4
PO Box 7843
Madison, WI 53707-7843
Office: 608-267-0783
 
Lori Kirchgatter
Agency Liaison-Program Manager
Madison Central Office
201 W. Washington Ave FL 4
PO Box 7843
Madison, WI 53707-7843
Office: 608-266-3574
 
Michael Ayers-Director
Bureau of Programs and Services
Madison Central Office
201 W. Washington Ave FL 4
PO Box 7843
Madison, WI 53707-7843
Office: 608-267-7135