Central Valley Veterans (CVV) strives to respond to the emergency needs of our local veterans, service members and their families, filling in the gaps to which other Veterans’ organizations are unable to respond due to program restrictions providing temporary support that translates into permanent solutions. There priorities are to keep our Veterans in permanent housing and working.
Hidden Heroes brings vital attention to the untold stories of military caregivers and seeks solutions for the tremendous challenges and long-term needs they face.Our goals: Raise awareness of the issues military caregivers confront every day; Inspire individuals, businesses, communities, and civic, faith and government leaders to take action in supporting military caregivers in their communities; and Establish a national registry, encouraging military caregivers to register at HiddenHeroes.org to better connect them to helpful resources and support. https://hiddenheroes.org/about/
RealWarriors.net is a web site dedicated to assisting in the recovery of wounded and injured veterans – including those experiencing TBI and PTSD.Get connected to an outreach center or the Military Crisis Line.Get assistance finding employment RealLifeline Initiative; connect to the Transition Assistance Program (TAP)http://www.benefits.va.gov/VOW/tap.asp;Job Accommodation Network (JAN) http://askjan.org/ ; the National Resource Directory www.nrd.gov;and VetSuccess www.vetsuccess.gov
Justice for Vets VA launched the Veterans Justice Outreach Initiative mandating that every VA Medical Center have a designated Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist who is responsible for coordinating with the courts, and conducting outreach, assessment and case management for justice- involved veterans. Contact Susan Basmajian 559-255-6100
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)isworking to change the employment picture for veterans and military families by educating those who are critical to veteran employment on the deep skills in the veteran talent pool. Through an alliance with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the California State Council of SHRM, a pilot program is under development with the San Diego Chapter of SHRM and Easterseals Dixon Center. The goal of this program is to enhance the understanding of the needs of veteran job seekers and employers, thereby connecting veterans with meaningful employment opportunities and identifying community resources for both veterans and their Families.https://www.shrm.org/search/pages/default.aspx?k=VETERANS
County Veterans Service Office (CVSO) Provides services to veterans, their dependents, survivors and partners who lose a son or daughter in military service. These services consist of filling accurate claims in obtaining benefits / entitlements from the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense (DOD), State and local programs. 559-600-5436
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is committed to the development of children, from birth through adolescence. Our areas of interest encompass the whole child – from health to education to social integration. Through this partnership, we seek mutually benefitting initiatives; facilitate networking and collaborations; promote fellow organization initiatives via website, blogs and social media; conduct quarterly meetings and collaborate on best in class activities all for the purpose of furthering academic opportunities and excellence, school transition support, and development needs for military connected children. http://www.militarychild.org/
US Department of Affairs VA’s onboarding process can be overwhelming at times. Veterans who have visited a VA outreach booth, VA eligibility office, or have gone through a Transition Assistance Program know that VA has no shortage of technical handouts, benefits books and materials. But, even with all of these resources, Veterans are telling us “Where do I start?” Visit the link below to your welcome kit. Whether you’re just getting out of the service or you’ve been a civilian for years now, the VA Welcome Kit can help guide you to the benefits and services you’ve earned. https://www.vets.gov/welcome-to-va/