VETERAN RESOURCES

 

In our continued mission to do more for veterans, below are resources to help veterans with job searching, VA benefits and veteran entertainment.

At this time we are only adding resources that are non-profit organizations that we have personally worked with and can vouch for.

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If you’re a Veteran in crisis or Service member in crisis — or you're concerned about one — there are caring, qualified VA responders standing by to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

The crisis line can be reached at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.

 

Online chatting is also available, the crisis chat like the crisis line is a free, anonymous, confidential resource that’s available to any Service member, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and any Veteran, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

 

Whatever's got you down — chronic pain, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, anger, or ever-disturbing memories of your tour of duty — a specially trained responder can provide support day or night.

The Department of Veterans Affairs' mission is to fulfill President Lincoln's promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.

Application for compensation and pension benefits, medical care and other benefits can be found of the VA's website.

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Vet Tix provides tickets to events to support our troops by honoring their service and providing positive family and life experiences, during and after their years of service to our country. Vet Tix provides tickets to all branches of currently-serving Military and Veterans, including immediate family of troops KIA.

 

VetTixers sign up online. We verify their service. VetTixers request tickets to events that interest them, then pay a small delivery fee to receive their free tickets.

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Did you know your dependents may qualify for tuition free college?

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) works to serve California veterans and their families. With nearly 1.8 million veterans living in the State, CalVet strives to ensure that its veterans of every era and their families get the state and federal benefits they have earned as a result of their selfless and honorable military service.

Services provided by Cal Vet include: Education assistance, Employment services, advocating for veterans by providing information and representation before the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and much more. See the Cal Vet website for more information.

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Medal of Honor recipients, ex-POWs, and some permanently and totally disabled veterans may be eligible for a waiver of registration fees and free license plates for one passenger motor vehicle, motorcycle, or commercial motor vehicle less than 8,001 pounds unladen weight. Qualifying service members can also receive veteran designation (including disabled veteran designation for those who provide proof of disability) on license plates. Visit to California DMV website for more information.

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USA jobs is the Federal government’s official employment site. If you’re a Veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions, you may be eligible for veterans’ preference, as well as other veteran specific hiring options.

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VTS is an all-volunteer California based nonprofit committed to helping transitioning service members and veterans bridge the gap from military life into civilian life. VTS’s Military Reintegration Program brings Veterans together to mentor and train other Veterans in Veteran instructed certification courses, Veterans Career Management Workshops and Veterans Business Networking Mixers that match Veterans and Military Personnel with Veterans inside of companies and hiring managers who want to hire them.

 

For more information visit their site at https://www.veteranstransitionsupport.org

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