Veterans

ACC Senior Services – Friendly Visitor ProgramACC Senior Services (formerly known as The Asian Community Center of Sacramento Valley) is dedicated to enriching the lives of seniors and caregivers. They promote the general welfare and enhance the quality of life of our community by offering specially designed, culturally sensitive services, programs and classes for older adults.

Aloha Senior & Veteran Services: Aloha Senior Veteran Services helps Seniors and Veterans at No Cost to find Assisted Living housing, Independent Living housing, Board & Care, arrange for In-Home & In-Home Health Care; assist with Aid and Attendance (A&A) and provides resources to seniors in need.

American Legion:The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.

American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER): AVER is a non-profit, chapter-based association of active, reserve and veteran servicemembers dedicated to full and equal rights and equitable treatment for all present and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces.

AWC: AWC provides free assistance in acquiring housing, jobs, and other benefits for veterans. The group is growing and acquired a huge amount of funding. They already begun helping veterans & their families that are in dire circumstances obtain housing and other essential needs.

Boots and Saddles: Boots and Saddles promotes safety education, and fun in horse-riding lessons. The program is open to Veterans and Servicemembers.

Blue Alliance: Blue Alliance is the organization of over 175 proud U. S. Air Force Academy alumni who are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender joined by our supporters and friends. We are dedicated to doing our part to support the mission of the U. S. Air Force Academy in providing excellence in the development and training of our nation’s future leaders. We also strive for providing a path for “reconnection” for the many LGBT USAFA alumni who have over time been disassociated from the Academy and the AOG because of their sexuality or gender identity. 

Canine Companions for Independence – Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. Headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, Canine Companions is the largest non-profit provider of assistance dogs, and is recognized worldwide for the excellence of its dogs, and the quality and longevity of the matches it makes between dogs and people. The result is a life full of increased independence and loving companionship.

California Department of Veterans Affairs (CDVA): The CDVA works to serve California’s veterans and their families.

Caregiver Support ProgramVA knows your focus as a Family Caregiver is taking care of the Veteran you love. It can be an incredibly demanding job, and we want you to know you don’t have to do it alone. Learn more about the support and services VA offers Family Caregivers. ave questions about VA Caregiver Support Services? Contact VA’s Caregiver Support Line (1-855-260-3274).

Disabled American Veterans (DAV):The 1.2 million-member Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) charity dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.

DMC FoundationAlzheimer’s Day Care and Resource Center. Adult Day Health Care Center.

Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC): The Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) works to mobilize our food and farming community to create healthy and viable futures for America’s Veterans. Our Veterans can help to rebuild rural communities, stimulate the green economy, and secure a safe and healthy food supply for all.

Give An Hour: Give an Hour is a nonprofit organization with a mission to develop national networks of volunteers capable of responding to both acute and chronic conditions that arise within our society. Currently, GAH is dedicated to meeting the mental health needs of the troops and families affected by the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. We provide counseling to individuals, couples and families, and children and adolescents. We offer treatment for anxiety, depression, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, sexual health and intimacy concerns, and loss and grieving.

Giving Back 4 Homes: This free program is designed to give back to Military, Law Enforcement, Fire/Rescue and Education; people who give so much and get so little. Your sacrifice has not gone unnoticed. The Giving Back 4 Homes Program was created to give qualified applicants a cash bonus just using this free service. You are matched with a realtor that has the experience and expertise to meet your individual needs. This program gives you access to a nationwide network of real estate agents that are professionals with the knowledge to assist you through your buying or selling process and provide guidance through the many important decisions. There is no cost or obligation to be part of this program. We simply want to give back to you!

GULFLink: GulfLINK was established in August 1995 to provide on-line access to medical, operational, and intelligence documents from the 1990-1991 Gulf War. Its purpose was and is to provide Service members, veterans, and any interested person with information on what happened during that war that might have affected the health of those who served. Our new-look GulfLINK contains all the reports, documents, and links of its predecessor and continues our commitment to our Service members. It is one more element of DoDs highest priority – ensuring the good health of our Service members through a partnership for health among the Service members, their families, their leaders, and their health care professionals.

Home Emergency Relief Organization (HERO): HERO is committed to supporting our service men and women by providing mini-grants to assist U.S. Veterans and their families who are seeking sustainable housing. HERO also provides options for temporary childcare for veterans pursuing further education and/or permanent employment.

International Conference of War Veteran Ministers: This organization was founded by Vietnam veterans and provides spiritual support to veterans of all eras.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA): Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the nation’s first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans.

Johnson Consulting Group LLC (VOSB) – Veteran Owned Small Business – Provides detailed hands on training to veterans in many ways including a training course called Introduction to Federal Contracting, which includes all registrations and training required to be fully prepared to sell their product or service to the government. They represent and advocate for large & small business such as service disabled veteran, veteran, woman owned, 8(a), native American, and other DBE’s to the federal government. They also provide representation at trade shows, and detailed training/field support for those firms desiring to significantly increase their bottom line via relationship management and increased contract procurement with the federal government.

Korean War Veterans Association (KWVA): The site is dynamic, ever-changing, to keep the membership and all Veterans of Korea, 1945 until now, informed of America’s oldest and largest association of Korea Veterans.

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. Find your local rape/abuse crisis center on their website.

National Veterans Foundation (NVF): The NVF 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 helpline for all veterans and their families; public awareness programs that shine a consistent spotlight on the needs of America’s veterans; and outreach services that provide veterans and families in need with food, clothing, transportation, employment, and other essential resources.

National Veterans Legal Services Program: The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) has been the voice of veterans rights for more than 25 years. NVLSP is an independent, non-profit, charitable organization acting to ensure that the U.S. government honors the pact made with our 25 million veterans.

National Women Veterans United (NWVU): National Women Veterans United (NWVU) is a not for profit local network of women veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. The mission of NWVU is to educate women veterans of their federal, state and local VA benefits and entitlements and assist women in accessing health care, education, employment and available resources.

Network of Care for Veterans & Service Members:The Network of Care for Veterans & Service Members is a one-stop shop for virtually all services, information, support, advocacy, and much more. Currently serves Maryland, Oregon, and California.

OEF/OIF Transition ProgramThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has collaborated with the Department of Defense (DOD) to seamlessly transition the health care of Veterans returning from Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Currently enrolled Veterans and new enrollees who were discharged from active duty on or after January 28, 2003 are eligible for enhanced benefits for five years post discharge.

Sacramento State Student VeteransSacramento State’s Veterans Success Center provides multifaceted assistance to prospective & enrolled student veterans & dependents. Most notably, the center assists students in accessing their GI benefits, completing the admission application process and registering for courses. The Center also helps students access campus resources, get involved in leadership activities & transition into the civilian workplace. The Center is located in Lassen Hall, room 3003. Phone number is 916-278-6733.

Sacramento Valley National CemeterySacramento Valley National Cemetery became the VA’s 124th national cemetery in 2006. Situated on 561 acres, the cemetery accommodates casketed and cremated remains. Currently, about 60 acres of land have been developed. This particular cemetery is one of eight national cemeteries in California. About 346,000 veterans live within the service area of the cemetery. The cemetery was formally dedicated on April 22, 2007. Located at 5810 Midway Road, Dixon, CA 95620.

Sacramento Veterans Resource Center (SVRC)The Sacramento Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) is a multi-function campus with the most comprehensive mix of services for veterans in Northern California. Includes The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), Employment Counseling & Training, Employment Counseling & Training, & The Jon Oberg Center.

Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN): SWAN is a non-partisan, non-profit human rights organization that works to improve the welfare of U.S. servicewomen and all women veterans. SWAN advocates for servicewomen and women veterans by educating the public, recommending sound policy reform to legislators, developing creative, healing and empowering community programs, offering personal support and guidance from fellow women veterans and providing pro bono legal referrals from military law experts.

The Soldiers Project:The Soldiers Project is a private, non-profit, independent group of volunteer licensed mental health professionals including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, registered nurses and marriage and family therapists. We provide free counseling and support to military service members who have served or who expect to serve in the Iraq and/or Afghanistan conflicts and to veterans of those conflicts. We see active duty as well as members of activated Reserve or Guard units. In addition, our services are available to the families and other loved ones of service members. We provide help to service members and families struggling with issues related to the overwhelming trauma of war including the cycle from pre-deployment to deployment to homecoming and re-entry to civilian life.

Service members, Partners, Allies for Respect and Tolerance for All (SPARTA): SPART*A is a group of LGBT people who currently serve or have served in the military and our families as well as veteran and uniformed allies. We are a membership organization, built by, for and with members from all parts of the LGBT military community.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)Serving those who have served. The SSVF program provides intensive case management to help participants increase their ability to sustain permanent housing and reach their greatest potential. Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) is a program to assist very low-income veteran families.  Case managers located in East, Central, and West Contra Costa County will work with veteran families to identify and access VA benefits and other public benefits. Participant Requirements:  A veteran who is a single person, the head of a household or the spouse of the head of household who was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable; Homeless or at risk of homelessness looking to maintain permanent housing; Income is less than 50% of Area Median Income (AMI); Capable of sustaining permanent housing after short term, intensive case management and/or financial assistance.
Swords To Plowshares: Swords to Plowshares is a community-based, not-for-profit Veteran Service Organization that provides wrap-around care to more than 2,000 Veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area each year. They are committed to helping Veterans break through the cultural, educational, psychological and economic barriers they often face in their transition to the civilian world. Swords to Plowshares is a national model for Veteran services and advocacy. With nearly 40 years of experience, the organization have established the most respected and comprehensive model of care for Veterans in the country.
Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA): Founded in 2003, the Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) is a 501 (c) 3 organization that acts proactively with other concerned gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) organizations to ensure that transgender veterans will receive appropriate care for their medical conditions in accordance with the Veterans Health Administration’s Customer Service Standards promise to “treat you with courtesy and dignity . . . as the first class citizen that you are.” Further, TAVA will help in educating the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) on issues regarding fair and equal treatment of transgender and transsexual individuals. Also, TAVA will help the general transgender community when deemed appropriate.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): The VA workds to provide veterans the world-class benefits and services they have earned – and to do so by adhering to the highest standards of compassion, commitment, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.

VA Mortgages and LoansVA Loan program guide to help veterans and active military understand the benefits of, types of, and eligibility requirements for VA Loans. The VA Loan program has allowed more than 18 million veterans to become homeowners since it was created in 1944. It was designed to provide home financing for eligible active duty and veterans. The loans, which are made by private lenders and guaranteed by the Veteran’s Administration, provide an easy way for military borrowers to get financing of up to $417,000 of their total loan.

Veterans Advantage: Veterans Advantage is a national program that partners with corporations that want to do their part to honor and thank all who serve our country. Our partner companies show their appreciation and thanks by providing preferred pricing on their goods or services everyday.

Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline: The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has founded a national suicide prevention hotline to ensure veterans in emotional crisis have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. To operate the Veterans Hotline, the VA partnered with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Veterans can call the Lifeline number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), and press “1” to be routed to the Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline.

Veterans United Network: The Veterans United Network is a unique collection of military blogs, Facebook pages and Twitter feeds that caters to the needs and interests of military service members, veterans and their families.

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA): Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA’s goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans.

The Vietnam-Era Prisoner-of-War/Missing-in-Action Database: This database has been established to assist researchers interested in investigating the U.S. Government documents pertaining to U.S. military personnel listed as unaccounted for as of December 1991. The title of this collection is “Correlated and Uncorrelated Information Relating to Missing Americans in Southeast Asia.” The documents are declassified by the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) and released to the Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, for public access.

Warriors Soul, Inc.: The mission of Warrior’s Soul is to facilitate physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. By utilizing the unique interaction created between horse and human, there are a multitude of ways Warrior’s Soul are able to assist individuals and their families, including military personnel and Veterans. Warrior’s Soul provides their services with excellence, integrity, and the most up-to-date resources available.

Wounded Warrior Project: The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors; to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women; to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and; to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.