Since our start in October 2007, we have given approximately 1200 acupuncture treatments yearly. Currently we benefit from the volunteered time of about half a dozen community acupuncturists, so that we plan to have at least 2 acupuncturists per clinic session. We have no paid positions. All our donations pay for the space used, and supplies. Our annual budget is approximately $7000, treating over 1100 patients. We currently suggest that when possible, patients contribute $7 for their treatment.
In early 2017 we started a second clinic location, at the Tualatin VFW, on Tuesday evenings from 5-8 pm. Just like our continuing Thursday clinic location in SE Portland, veterans arrive from referrals and from friends' invitations from the Portland metro area, Washington state, and the Oregon coast. Veteran patients are welcome to bring friends and family members to receive treatment. Unfortunately due to waning volunteers, we will be suspending the Tualatin, Tuesday evening clinic until summer 2018.
Starting in the fall of 2015, we partnered with the Portland National University of Naturopathic Medicine (NUNM) and when the school census allows, a group of senior acupuncture students join our volunteer acupuncturists on Thursday nights.
In 2012 we were awarded the "Most With the Least" award from the Portland Monthly Magazine's Light a Fire Award program.
We are now linked with the AmazonSmile program! This means that if you are shopping on Amazon, the same purchase can be made on AmazonSmile and you can request that some percentage of your purchase goes directly to the non-profit effort you choose. Your cost of purchase is the same. Request 'Portland Veterans Acupuncture Project' on the Amazon Smile site or use the link.......
We are also a listed organization with Fred Meyer Community Rewards Program. All Fred Meyer customers with a rewards card can link their rewards to benefit PVAP if they choose. Our non-profit number is #84637.