Courage to Call – is a veteran-run, peer-to-peer support program in San Diego County. Our services are offered at NO COST to active and former military members, their families and loved ones. Courage to Call will connect you to former members of the military who understand the rigors of military life and who have already made the transition to civilian life. Confidential sessions at VANC every Tuesday from 9AM to 11AM. See website.
Canine Companions for Independence breed, raise, train and provide (at no charge) highly skilled service dogs to veterans with physical disabilities. These great dogs can help with everything from turning on lights, to opening doors/drawers, to picking up dropped items. They also provide something no therapy or treatment can match; constant companionship and a battle buddy. For more information please contact Geno Spatafore, CCI’s Veterans Liaison Assistant at email@example.com or 760-586-3208. For a better understanding of the dramatic and positive support from a Canine Companion, see our wounded veterans initiative video.
Sidra Montgomery is a military spouse conducting research for a Sociology PhD dissertation on the experiences of wounded/injured/ill/disabled post-9/11 veterans. See flyer for details.
WW II Veterans are being honored with an all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. to view the War Memorials, the Lincoln Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery. For an application and more information log onto honorflightsandiego.org or phone Steve Geotas (760) 722-7225.
Interfaith Community Services – is a leading provider of veterans assistance programs in San Diego County with a success rate for employment and stability that is 22% higher than the national average. We offer programs in the following areas: Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Employment Assistance, Recuperative Care, Mental Health, and Homeless Prevention. Please visit the Interfaith Community Services website for more information.
Military Musters – is a non partisan, 501(c)(3), non-profit organization based in San Diego, California. The Mission is to provide short and long term rehabilitation, reintegration and support services for active duty, veterans, and their families. This is accomplished by providing no cost life coaching services to transitioning military along with access to holistic healthcare services for injured service members and veterans. Please visit the Military Musters website for more information.
Habitat for Humanity, SF/SCV in partnership with California Department of Veteran Affairs is offering an affordable home ownership program for veterans and their families. For details call 818-884-8808 or download an application HERE.
211 San Diego Military & Veterans Services – The state of California is home to more veterans and military members than any other state in the nation. In San Diego County, veterans, active duty, guard and reserve members and their families make up a large segment of the population and are an integral part of the community. Every day in San Diego County, families deal with deployment, separation and reunification with family members, and readjusting to daily life, among the complex maze of issues these individuals face. Often times the most difficult problem is not knowing where to turn when help is needed. No matter if you’re a veteran, active military, reservist, transitioning to civilian life or a family member, this website will help you find the help you need. Click HERE for more information.
2-1-1 San Diego – Serving the entire population of our region, we connect people with community, health and disaster services through a free, 24/7 stigma-free phone service and searchable online database. Using the power of technology and innovation, we connect people to the help they need. Click HERE for more information.
Fan of the Feather provides a safe and caring environment for homeless veterans in San Diego County. This is accomplished by providing a myriad of services including counseling and referral, substance abuse prevention, work skills development and veteran crisis intervention. Click HERE for more information.
DAV – Provides ambulatory transportation to the VA Hospital in La Jolla. For more information, please call 858-552-7470.
Cricket Lifeline – A government assistance program which offers eligible individuals a discount on monthly wireless phone bills. In order to qualify for Lifeline in California you must be a resident of the state and be enrolled in at least one public assistance program, or your household total annual gross income must be below specific limits. In addition to Lifeline, Cricket also offers a veteran discount of 15% off wireless phone bills which, if applicable, can be combined with the Lifeline program. Applying is simple at any Cricket San Diego County location and requires no contracts or credit checks. To learn more about these savings, please visit their website.