Veterans Association of North County | Services
A Resource Center for active duty, Veteran, retiree, Reserve, Guard, and their spouse.
Veterans Association of North County,VANC,VANC Resource Center,Chuck Atkinson,Veterans Resource Center,Oceanside CA,1617 Mission Avenue
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Social and Family Services

Social Services

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.

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.

Family Services

  • Constant moves, deployments, and the everyday demands of the military lifestyle have resulted in high unemployment among military spouses as well as a significant wage gap. The experience that military spouses gain through volunteering can be transformed into career skills through an effective resume.  Blue Star Families has created a Resume Builder to help you get started.
  • The Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on employment readiness training programs, job placement solutions. These services are provided at no-cost services to all military-affiliated spouses, and caregivers to combat wounded Veterans.
  • If You Are a Spouse or Caregiver of a post 9-11 Veteran who served in OEF/OIF/OND, there is a free program called Spouse Telephone Support available that is designed to help with the transition and adjustment faced by spouses and family members. Participants have the opportunity to talk with other spouses who are experiencing the changes that post deployment can bring and learn skills to help deal with those changes.
  • Child watch services are available for the patients of Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton while they go to an appointment. The Austin Playroom Drop-off is located on the second floor adjacent to the Family Medicine Department.