If you are already enrolled in VA health care, the Choice Program allows you to receive health care within your community.
      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:

  1. Education - (888) 442-4551
  2. Headstones and Markers - (800) 697-6947
  3. Health Care - (877) 222-8387
  4. Life Insurance - (800) 669-8477
  5. Special Health Issues - (800) 749-8387
  6. Telecommunication Device For the Deaf (TDD) - (800) 829-4833
  7. VA Benefits - (800) 827-1000

      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
      resources.

    REALifelines Advisor: http://www.dol.gov/elaws/realifelines.htm The Recovery and Employment Assistance Lifelines
    (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
    workforce.

    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?
    Section=Veterans_Resources&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=53242&lstid=877)

    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/)

    Network of Care:


    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.

:: Benefit Resources - Local and National ::
:: Veteran Assistance & Benefit Resources ::

A new support group in Livermore, CA.  We are Livermore
Military Families, Co-Founded by Tami Jenkins and Cindy
Gavello.  Our purpose is as follows:

Livermore Military Families - is intended to be a support
group for families in Livermore, CA who have a loved one
serving in the United States Armed Forces.  It will be a safe
place for moms, dads, sisters, brothers, siblings, wives,
husbands, grandparents etc. to come and share the joys,
tears and fears they have with others who understand what
they are going through.  All family members are welcome to
attend meetings.  Support will be provided by sharing and
socializing with each other, and by serving the troops,
veterans and other Military organizations in any way we can.  

We look forward to working with all of you in the future.  Our
meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month from
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  We would love to have you join us at a
meeting, if you can.  
ReBoot Camp is your 1st Civilian Division. It
connects you with other Veterans who share
your civilian goals – to reconnect with family,
friends, community, and career. Welcome
back! If you’re feeling disconnected give
ReBoot Camp a try.

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