Using this program does NOT impact your existing VA health care, or any other VA benefit. This initiative allows enrolled
veterans who live farther than 40 miles from the closet VA facility, or who must wait longer than 30 days for an
appointment to receive care from community doctors.
VA Benefits Booklet: http://va.gov/opa/publications/benefits_book.asp
Special Extra earnings for Military Service: www.ssa.gov/retire2/military.htm
California Department of Veterans Affairs: http://www.cdva.ca.gov/
U.S Department of Veterans Affairs: http://www.va.gov/
VA blog site - news, benefits, careers etc.: http://www.blogs.va.gov
Useful toll-free VA help lines:
For other help lines, go to VA Home, click on Contact VA, and then click on Toll Free Numbers for Contacting VA.
E-VETS Resource Advisor: http:// www.dol.gov/elaws/realifelines.htm
Provides veterans with job search tools, employment openings, career assessment, benefits, special services, and other
(REALifelines) Advisor provides veterans and transitioning service members wounded and injured as a result of the War on
Terrorism, and their family members, with the resources they need to successfully transition to a rewarding career.
Developed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS), the REALifelines Advisor
provides valuable information and access to contact information for one-on-one employment assistance and online
resources to assist wounded and injured transitioning service members and veterans in their reintegration into the civilian
While this site is intended for use by wounded and injured transitioning service members, it offers extensive information and
resources that can benefit all veterans.
Veterans Resource Center on Mental Health: (www.nami.org/Template.cfm?
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) online Veterans Resource Center mission is to help support active duty military
personnel, veterans and their families facing serious mental illnesses such as depression, post traumatic stress disorder
(PTSD) and schizophrenia. (https://www.nami.org/)
All California: http://networkofcare.org/index2.cfm?productid=17&stateid=6
California Women's Veterans: (www.library.ca.gov/crb/09/09-009.pdf)
The challenges and needs of those who served.
Fremont Family Resource Center - Free financial guidance, education and tax services 510-574-2020
California LifeLine telephone program provides discounted home basic phone services to income qualified households. This is
offered through the CA PUC and "we" pay into the general fund each time "we" pay our phone bill. To see if you qualify check out
their site: www.californialifeline.com
Patriot Outreach - www.patriotoutreach.org
BACS Adult Day Care Services - www.bayareacs.org
"Keeping Adults Connected to Their Communities Since 1953"
211 Alameda County Resource Guide for Men, Women, Children and Teens (like 411, 911, and 511) this agency offers
assistance for those in need. Just dial 211 (toll free) any time for housing, health and social services in multiple languages.
Health care referrals, in Alameda County, call 888-604-4636. (www.211alamedacounty.org)
Urban Male Health Initiative - www.acphd.org/user/services/AtoZ_PrgDtls.asp?PrgId=79
AC transit - www.actransit.org or 511. This agency offers several services, check out the website for more information on
discounts for seniors, and those with disabilities.
Access Alameda - Transport services for seniors and people with disabilities in Alameda County www.accessalameda.org
Tiburico Vasquez Health Center - www.tvhc.org
Tri-City health Center - www.tri-cityhealth.org
Military Order of the Purple Heart - www.purpleheart.org
Veterans Choice Program informational video - an initiative that allows enrolled veterans who live farther than 40 miles from the
closest VA facility, or who must wait longer than 30 days for an appointment to receive care from community doctors. This video
covers basic program eligibility requirements, as well as the appointment scheduling process. Veterans Choice Program video
Military Helper Welcome home! Tips for transitioning from service.
Veterans Benefits for Seniors Elderly Veterans may be eligible for a wide-variety of benefits available to all U.S. military Veterans.
VA benefits include disability compensation, pension, education and training, health care, home loans, insurance, vocational
rehabilitation and employment, and burial.
Service Members’ Legal Rights While on Active Duty Understanding Your Legal Rights on Active Duty.
Guide to Financial Assistance for Military Families Guide to Financial Assistance for Military Families.
Sesame Street for Military Families Access our Little Children, Big Challenges family support services, kids learning sites, and
other resources for military children, which help all families of military service build the skills they need to be resilient.
Employment Resources for Military Spouses It may seem stressful to consider working when balancing the demands of being a
military spouse. Being a military spouse often means relocating. It may also mean being the primary caregiver during
deployments and training away from home. However, many military spouses today are able to have full-time jobs that fit their
lifestyle. This may include jobs with flexible schedules and work-from-home options.