Veteran Benefits - Location: California

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4 PAWS 4 PATRIOTS

4 Paws 4 Patriots trains medical/psychiatric service dogs to change the lives of disabled veterans and their families.

 

Service Area:
California
Academy Women

AcademyWomen is committed to the professional empowerment of military communities, active duty and veteran women from all commissioning sources, transitioning military veterans, military spouses, as well as cadet and midshipmen women.

 

Service Area:
California
Armed Services YMCA

The Armed Services YMCA enhances the lives of military members and their families in spirit, mind and body through programs relevant to the unique challenges of military life.

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Service Area:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky
Blue Star Families

Founded in 2009 by military spouses with you in mind, Blue Star Families empower military families to thrive by connecting them with their civilian neighbors – both people and organizations – to create strong communities of support.

 

Service Area:
California, Online-Nationwide
Breakline

BreakLine is an immersive educational program for veterans transitioning into new careers.

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Service Area:
California, Colorado, District of Columbia, New York, Online-Nationwide, Texas, Washington
Bridges from School to Work Program

Bridges helps young adults with disabilities prepare for the workplace and find jobs with companies looking for qualified, entry-level applicants.

 

Service Area:
California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Online-Nationwide, Pennsylvania, Texas
Bunker Labs

Bunker Labs helps veteran entrepreneurs and military spouses find the quickest route to a successful business.

 

Service Area:
California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana
Call of Duty Endowment

The Call of Duty Endowment is building a community committed to getting vets back to work.

 

Service Area:
California, Online-Nationwide
CalVET
CalVet strives to ensure that its veterans of every era and their families get the state and federal benefits and services they have earned and deserve as a result of selfless and honorable military service.

 

Service Area:
California
Elite Meet

Elite Meet was founded in 2017 to connect elite veterans with high-quality employment opportunities. EM puts the work in upfront, vetting and prepping their members, so Hiring Partners don’t have to. To keep this service free, EM Hiring Partners who successfully hire and onboard an EM member will be asked to give a standard, tax-deductible donation after three months of successful employment. 

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Service Area:
California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Online-Nationwide, Texas, Virginia, Washington
Focus Project

FOCUS provides family resilience training either in-person or online through teleFOCUS.

 

Service Area:
California, Online-Nationwide
Foundation for Women Warriors

Foundation for Women Warriors is a unique support organization created exclusively for the women veteran community of Southern California. We provide essential programs to empower the resiliency and professional development of Women Warriors.

 

Service Area:
California
Four Block

Re-imagining career readiness for a new generation of veterans. We go beyond traditional transition programs and support veterans in discovering their new calling.

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Service Area:
Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Online-Nationwide
Gary Sinise Foundation

The Gary Sinise Foundation serves our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. The Foundation does this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.

 

Service Area:
California, Online-Nationwide
Glendale Community Senior Care Center

Their mission is to enhance the quality of life, promote independence, self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment among the older citizens of Glendale.

 

Service Area:
California
Homeless Health Care Los Angeles

Homeless Health Care Los Angeles has helped more than 200,000 of the most marginalized and impoverished individuals and their families in Los Angeles through medical, behavioral health and quality of life services.

 

Service Area:
California
Honoring Our Troops

Honoring Our Troops is a San Diego based organization that is dedicated to addressing the unique needs of veterans through self-help legal clinics, veteran-oriented seminars, and mentorships, which empower the lives of veterans and their families.

 

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California
Inner City Law Center

Inner City Law Center is a nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services to the poorest and most vulnerable residents of Los Angeles. ICLC promotes access to decent, safe and fully habitable housing for the enormous number of homeless and working-poor families and individuals residing in Los Angeles’ inner city neighborhoods.

 

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California
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles’ veteran Justice Center is the oldest free legal services program for veteran in Los Angeles County. We help veteran obtain life-sustaining income, health, and housing benefits, and rebuild their lives through our full scope of critical legal services.

 

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California
Merging Vets & Players

An environment where veterans and players can share each other’s strengths, experiences, and can support each other in building fulfilling lives of service and strength.

 

Service Area:
California, Online-Nationwide
Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA)

MSSA provides transitioning service members and veterans with critical career skills required for today’s growing technology industry.

 

Service Area:
California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, North Carolina, Online-Nationwide, Texas, Virginia, Washington
National Veterans Foundation

NVF’s mission is to serve the crisis management, information and referral needs of all U.S. veterans and their families through: Management and operation of the nation’s only toll-free, vet-to-vet helpline, for all veterans and their families; public awareness programs that shine a consistent spotlight on the needs of America’s veterans; outreach services that provide veterans and their families in need with food, clothing, transportation, employment and other essential resources.

 

Service Area:
California
NPower

NPower provides tuition-FREE technology training and certifications to active service members, veterans, their spouses and young adult job seekers, offering an alternative fast-track to tech jobs with employers committed to hiring diverse IT talent.

 

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California, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Texas
Operation Care & Comfort

Americans support our Troops serving in times of war in many ways. Writing letters mailing care packages welcome home events or by showing support for a deployed service member or Veterans family. OCC provides support and comfort to adopted units of deployed military service members serving in Iraq Afghanistan and other conflict regions. Working within communities and through donations received from all over the country OCC assembles and ships care packages to adopted units every month until they return home. They currently support up to 200 units monthly.

 

Service Area:
California
Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude provides care packages to service members and military families.

 

Service Area:
California, Online-Nationwide
Operation Mend

Their mission is to partner with the United States Military to jointly heal the wounds of war by delivering leading-edge patient care, research, and education and using the best medicine and technology available.

 

Service Area:
California
Phoenix Patriot Foundation

The mission at Phoenix Patriot Foundation is to provide direct support to injured and combat wounded veterans who served post 9-11 enabling them to fully Recover, Reintegrate, and Remain Engaged in serving America.

 

Service Area:
California
Project Hero

Saving Lives by providing HOPE, RECOVERY, and RESILIENCE for Americas Finest.

 

Service Area:
California
Reboot Workshop

REBOOT Workshops are designed to meet an acute need for robust military to civilian transition program and close the gap. By addressing transition issues at their root cause, NVTSI and its network of partners helps transitioning service members, veterans and spouses successfully transitioning from the military-to-civilian world through a three phased, 15-day intensive workshop that empowers them with resiliency and self-sufficiency.

 

Service Area:
California, Online-Nationwide
Road Home Foundation

To assist individuals in repairing their lives, becoming responsible, productive members of the community, upon release from jails and prisons.

 

Service Area:
California
Rubicon Trail Foundation

To enhance the future health and use of the Rubicon trail, while ensuring responsible, motorized, year-round trail access.

 

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California
San Francisco VA Medical Center

The mission of a Community Living Center is to restore each Veteran to his or her highest level of well being. It is also to prevent declines in health and to provide comfort at the end of life.

 

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California
Service Academy Career Conference

SACC is the only job fair exclusively for service academy alumni. SACC allows candidates to interface with a large number of companies and universities. Companies and universities are encouraged to have in-depth conversations with the candidates to evaluate their skill sets. Semi-private “interview” tables are provided at each venue. By registering in advance, the candidate has the opportunity to have his resume reviewed by the companies prior to SACC and the companies are encouraged to reach out to the candidates and invite them to their booths. It is a win-win for all involved!

 

Service Area:
California, Florida, Online-Nationwide, Texas, Virginia
Stanford Ignite

Stanford Ignite Post-9/11 Veterans is tailored to recent U.S. veterans who want to bolster their know-how about innovation and entrepreneurship. This full-time program is exclusively for post-9/11 veterans and uses the same curriculum as our on-campus Stanford Ignite offerings.

 

Service Area:
California
Support the Enlisted Project (STEP)

Support The Enlisted Project (STEP) builds financial self-sufficiency among junior active duty enlisted service members and recently discharged enlisted Veterans and their families in Southern California facing financial crisis through counseling, education and grants.

 

Service Area:
California
Swords to Plowshares

They are a community-based not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. They are dedicated to supporting nearly 3,000 homeless, low-income and at-risk veterans in the Bay Area every year.  They offer employment and job training, supportive housing programs, permanent housing placement, counseling and case management, and legal services.

 

Service Area:
California
Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Primary mission is to provide disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters, be they domestic or international.

 

Service Area:
California, Online-Nationwide
The Headstrong Project

Headstrong provides cost-free, bureaucracy-free, stigma-free, confidential, and effective mental health treatment for post-9/11 veterans and their families.

 

Service Area:
Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia
The Honor Foundation

Serving one of the most elite communities in the world would be impossible without an equally elite group of people willing to do the work that service entails. From our hands-on Board of Directors to THF Staff to SOF Advisors, these individuals truly dedicate time and treasure to our programs, and every person involved in our Mission creates impact. Our people are our greatest asset.

Our Program

By creating an institution specifically designed to serve the U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF), THF has been well-defined from the beginning. Every aspect of our program has been inspired by the way Special Operators work in the field.

Our curriculum focuses on key transitional readiness themes isolated through extensive research and feedback. It reflects the precise knowledge and experience a Special Operator needs to navigate any transition throughout his or her career.

The Breakdown
1. Application
2. Selection
3. Admission
4. Assessment
5. Phase 1 “You”
6. Phase 2 “Your Gear”
7. Phase 3 “Your Workup”
8. Network

 

Service Area:
California, Virginia, North Carolina
The Rosie Network

Rosie Chapters provide military spouse business owners and budding entrepreneurs around the country with a supportive online learning environment and facilitated group meetings.

 

Service Area:
California, Texas, Virginia, Washington
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic

Cohen Military Family Clinics provide specialized therapy for depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other transitional challenges. They also provide marriage counseling, relationship counseling and help with children’s behavioral issues to support the entire military family. The Cohen Clinics provide veterans and their families with high-quality, accessible care, regardless of discharge status or role in service.

 

Service Area:
Washington, California, Colorado, Florida, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas
Travis Manion Foundation

The Travis Manion Foundation empowers veterans and families of the fallen to lead the charge and to improve America’s national character. Engage with this group to strengthen your local community.

 

Service Area:
California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, Online-Nationwide, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington
U.S. Vets

U.S. VETS is a private non-profit organization providing housing, employment and counseling services to our Nation’s Veterans.

 

Service Area:
Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Nevada, Texas
U.S.VETS Career Development Initiative

The Career Development Initiative (CDI) provides targeted career preparation, job placement assistance and job retention services to veterans with a focus on post-9/11 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. The program expands veteran employment opportunities by growing the network of employers willing to hire these men and women when they complete their tour of service; identifies veterans’ skill sets so that appropriate career matches can be made; directly connects veterans to private employers; tracks employment for 12 months following placement; and collaborates with other nonprofit providers to achieve the greatest number of veteran placements. CDI is a priority for U.S.VETS as it empowers at-risk veterans to become self-sufficient, reducing the likelihood that they will become homeless.

 

Service Area:
California
United Through Reading

United Through Reading provides a way for a service member to connect with special youngsters in her/his life by recording the reading of a story aloud. There are permanent locations, mobile story units or the United Through Reading App.

 

Service Area:
California, Online-Nationwide
UNSUNG HEROES LIVING HISTORY PROJECT

Unsung Heroes Living History Project salutes and preserves the legacy of African Americans in the military in multiple ways – including collecting life stories, documents, recordings and pictures of veterans and their families.

 

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California
VA Central California HCS

The mission of a Community Living Center is to restore each Veteran to his or her highest level of well being. It is also to prevent declines in health and to provide comfort at the end of life.

 

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California
VA Greater Los Angeles HCS - Sepulveda

The mission of a Community Living Center is to restore each Veteran to his or her highest level of well being. It is also to prevent declines in health and to provide comfort at the end of life.

 

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California
VA Greater Los Angeles HCS - West LA

The mission of a Community Living Center is to restore each Veteran to his or her highest level of well being. It is also to prevent declines in health and to provide comfort at the end of life.

 

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Service Area:
California
VA Loma Linda Healthcare System

The mission of a Community Living Center is to restore each Veteran to his or her highest level of well being. It is also to prevent declines in health and to provide comfort at the end of life.

 

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Service Area:
California
VA Long Beach HCS

The mission of a Community Living Center is to restore each Veteran to his or her highest level of well being. It is also to prevent declines in health and to provide comfort at the end of life.

 

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Service Area:
California
VA Northern California HCS

The mission of a Community Living Center is to restore each Veteran to his or her highest level of well being. It is also to prevent declines in health and to provide comfort at the end of life.

 

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California
VA Palo Alto HCS - Livermore Division

The mission of a Community Living Center is to restore each Veteran to his or her highest level of well being. It is also to prevent declines in health and to provide comfort at the end of life.

 

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California
VA Palo Alto HCS - Menlo Park Division

The mission of a Community Living Center is to restore each Veteran to his or her highest level of well being. It is also to prevent declines in health and to provide comfort at the end of life.

 

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California
VA Palo Alto HCS - Palo Alto

The mission of a Community Living Center is to restore each Veteran to his or her highest level of well being. It is also to prevent declines in health and to provide comfort at the end of life.

 

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California
VA San Diego Healthcare System

The mission of a Community Living Center is to restore each Veteran to his or her highest level of well being. It is also to prevent declines in health and to provide comfort at the end of life.

 

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California
VetCTAP

VetCTAP provides FREE ongoing job search workshops and coaching in California for transitioning military, veterans and spouses. Specializes in working with those who have served 10+ years in the military and spouses who are looking for a professional career.

 

Service Area:
California
Veteran's Path

Veteran’s PATH enables returning veterans to rediscover meaning, purpose, and joy in their lives through mindfulness, meditation, and a safe community.

 

Service Area:
California
Veterans Curation Program

The VCP was created to process at-risk archaeological collections belonging to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Many of these collections require rehabilitation in order to meet federal standards, and the VCP employs veterans as laboratory technicians to perform this work. This includes cataloging and photographing artifacts, and cleaning, scanning, and re-housing photographs and documents, providing veterans with a valuable bridging experience from the military into the public sector.

 

Service Area:
Arkansas, California, Georgia, Missouri, Texas, Virginia, Washington
Veterans Legal Institute

The Veterans Legal Institute® (VLI) is among the only non-profit public interest law firms in the nation dedicated exclusively to the legal needs of current and former military members in Southern California.

 

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California