United States Department of Veterans Affairs [http://www.va.gov/]
- Veteran Homelessness: http://www.va.gov/homeless/#
- GI Bill: http://www.gibill.va.gov/
- Military Services: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/milsvc/
- Women Veterans: http://www.va.gov/womenvet/
- Surviving Spouses and Children: http://www.va.gov/survivors/
- Vocational Rehab and Employment Services: http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/
- Minority Veterans: http://www.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/
- VHA Online Health Eligibility: http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility
- Homeless Veterans Program: http://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/index.asp
- National Center for PTSD: http://www.ncptsd.va.gov
- VA National Veterans Employment Office: http://www.va.gov/jobs
California Department of Veterans Affairs [http://www.calvet.ca.gov/]
- Vet Services: http://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Default.aspx
- Home Loans: http://www.calvet.ca.gov/HomeLoans/Default.aspx
- Vet Homes: http://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetHomes/Default.aspx
- Women and Minority Veterans: http://www.calvet.ca.gov/WomenMinority/Default.aspx
- Resources: http://www.calvet.ca.gov/Resources/Default.aspx
- Homeless Veterans Outreach & Awareness: http://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/HomelessVeterans.aspx
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.
Arlington West Santa Monica
Each Sunday from sunrise to sunset, a temporary memorial appears next to the world-famous pier at Santa Monica, California. This memorial, known as Arlington West, a project of Veterans For Peace, offers visitors a graceful, visually and emotionally powerful, place for reflection.
Armed Forces Foundation
The Armed Forces Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing solace to members of the Armed Forces community during their time of greatest need. Listed as an "America Supports You" - Homefront Group resources by the Department of Defense, we provide direct financial support to Service Members and their families for essential living expenses; bereavement assistance; psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury outreach; morale boosting recreation events; military children’s events; hospital outreach, assisting military families during their most trying times; and more.
California Association of County Veterans Service Officers, Inc.
The California Association of County Veterans Service Officers (CACVSO) is a nonprofit educational and professional organization through which California's Veterans Service Officers help each other to do a better job of advocacy and claims work for veterans.
Dept. of Labor Employment & Training
VETS Proudly Serves Veterans & Service Members! We Provide Resources and Expertise to Assist and Prepare them to Obtain Meaningful Careers, Maximize their Employment Opportunities, and Protect their Employment Rights.
Dept. of Labor TAP Briefings
The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) was established to meet the needs of separating service members during their period of transition into civilian life by offering job-search assistance and related services.
Department of Veterans Affairs Northern Ca. Health Care System
VA Northern California Health Care System (VANCHCS) is an integrated health care delivery system, offering a comprehensive array of medical, surgical, rehabilitative, mental health and extended care to veterans in Northern California. The health system is comprised of a medical center in Sacramento; a rehabilitation and extended care facility in Martinez, and seven outpatient clinics.
Guide To The G.I. Bill
The G.I. Bill is a federal law that provides tuition, housing, and supply funds for veterans who have completed active duty and are enrolling in college. Originally created during the Second World War, the G.I. Bill has been revised several times over the years. The most current form of the bill, known as the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill (Chapter 33), provides fully-qualifying veterans with free undergraduate or graduate tuition at an in-state public university, a monthly living stipend, and up to $1,000 yearly for the cost of school books and supplies.
Military Records Correction (SF Form 293)
The National Archives and Records Administration only stores Military Service Records – we cannot make changes or corrections to these records or to your discharge status. You will need to apply to the review board for your respective service branch for corrections or changes. Instructions on what to submit for each are listed below.
This guide will help veterans and active military to understand the benefits of, types of, and eligibility requirements for VA Loans.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. By dialing 1-800-273-TALK, the call is routed to the nearest crisis center in our national network of more than 150 crisis centers. The Lifeline’s national network of local crisis centers, provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals day and night.
National Veterans Legal Services Program
Ever since NVLSP was organized in 1980, our primary focus has been the recruitment and training of both lawyer and non-lawyer advocates to help veterans secure their hard-earned benefits.
Founded in 1993 by Vietnam Veteran Alex McElree, we offer a HAND-UP not a HAND-OUT approach, building community among vets and encouraging community outreach and support. Our services cover the continuum of the homeless situation from a mobile outreach program to transitional housing.
Returning Veterans of America
Returning Veterans of America began in 2010 to help veterans coming home from military service build communities and transition into civilian life.
Sacramento Veterans Community Support Network (VCSN)
We are a coalition of over 85 public and private organizations who are here to provide the best possible services to Veterans & their families.
Please look over our website and contact us with any questions. All of our volunteers are here to offer assistance and personal guidance. Click on any of the links to the left for more specific information.
Small Business Administration’s Programs for Veterans
The Office of Veterans Business Development's mission is to maximize the availability, applicability and usability of all administration small business programs for Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reserve Component Members, and their Dependents or Survivors.
State Veterans Homes
The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
Transition Assistance Program
Start charting your course to transition success by participating in these online learning events designed exclusively with you in mind! These webinars are being primarily delivered to demobilizing service members of the National Guard, Reserve, Wounded Warriors and their families.
United States Veterans Artists Alliance
The Los Angeles based United States Veterans' Artists Alliance (USVAA) was founded in 2004 as a multi-disciplinary, non-profit arts organization. From our inception our mission has been to provide veterans of all eras and all branches of the military with opportunities in the arts.
Vet Fund Foundation
The specific purposes for which this Committee is organized include, but are not limited to: Promoting the interests and raising money in support of the California veterans and active service members, the Veterans Homes of California, veterans' services, and in support of the programs of the California Department of Veterans Affairs.
Veterans For Peace, Los Angeles Chapter
Veterans For Peace is a national organization founded in 1985. Veterans For Peace includes men and women veterans of all eras and duty stations including from the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), World War II, the Korean, Vietnam, Gulf and current Iraq wars as well as other conflicts. Our collective experience tells us wars are easy to start and hard to stop and that those hurt are often the innocent. Thus, other means of problem solving are necessary.
The Veterans Project
The Veterans Project, a nonprofit group managed by Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, helps military veterans adjust to civilian life when they come home.
Veterans United for Truth, Inc.
Serve all members of the Armed Forces of the United States, by working toward the goal that they are never sent to war except for the direct defense of the United States, as determined by their elected representatives in Congress and mandated by the Constitution of the United States; that if sent they are fully trained and provisioned with the best possible equipment; then when sent, they are told the true purpose of their mission and what will constitute the satisfactory conclusion of that mission; and during their deployment and upon their return, they and their families receive all the proper benefits a grateful nation can provide.
VFW Unmet Needs Program for Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserves
VFW Unmet Needs was created in 2004 through a corporate partnership to assist military service members and their families who run into unexpected financial difficulties as a result of deployment or other hardships directly related to military service. Unmet Needs assists with basic life needs such as: mortgage and rent, home and auto repairs, insurance, utilities, food and clothing. Unmet Needs helps meet unanticipated financial demands on our service members' families that can't be remedied through existing means and provides our service members with the security of knowing that their families have additional support here at home.
Vietnam Veterans of America
Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA is organized as a not-for-profit corporation and is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.