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Transition to Civilian Life
California's Operation Welcome Home
Helps California veterans successfully re-enter civilian life by connecting them to the employment, education, housing, health, and other benefits and services they have earned.
Veterans Village of San Diego
This non-profit organization was founded by Vietnam veterans. Its mission is "helping to restore the lives of all veterans in need." Web site resources include sources for: stand down, prevention, treatment, aftercare and employment.
Heroes to Hometowns
This transition program is sponsored by The American Legion for severely injured service members returning home from OEF/OIF.
Post Military Assistance for Veterans
Information from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Supported by The Bob Woodruff Foundation, this non-profit organization provides resources and support to injured service members, veterans and their families -- building a movement to empower communities nationwide to take action to successfully reintegrate our nation's injured heroes.
Network of Care for Service Members, Veterans and Their Families
A "one-stop-shop" for services, information, support and advocacy for service members, veterans and their families; County of San Diego Health & Human Services department is a co-sponsor of this publicly sponsored site.
Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy
VA Justice Outreach Reentry Resource Guide (PDF)
Compiled by the Veterans Justice Outreach Reentry program in the Department of Veterans Affairs, this document lists San Diego resources for veterans in circumstances of greatest need of assistance.
Information from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Search engine for services available to service people and veterans. The Warrior Gateway is a non-profit organization privately funded to promote easier reintegration into home communities.
Photo by Sgt. Michael T. Knight
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' information regarding benefits military veterans are entitled to.
Semper Fi Fund
"Nonprofit set up to provide immediate financial support for injured members of U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
CareerOneStop: Military Transition
Information includes resources for service members, military spouses, and career advice such as how to match military experience to civilian jobs.
Photo courtesy of U.S. Army
American GI Forum
The largest Federally Chartered Hispanic Veterans organization in the United States.
Disabled American Veterans
Founded in 1920 by World War I veterans, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is "dedicated to building better lives for America's disabled veterans and their families."
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
IAVA's mission is to improve the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.
The American Legion
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
The mission of this non-profit organization is "to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military, and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans." Founded in 1899 by veterans of the Spanish-American Wars.
The Paralyzed Veterans of America
Congressionally chartered organization founded in 1946 works to maximize the quality of life for its members and all people with SCI/D.
Nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization with a mission of "lifting the spirits of America's troops and their families...through an extensive range of programs at more than 150 centers in 27 countries, and at hundreds of entertainment events each year."
United Veterans Council of San Diego County
A forum for veterans to provide input, share information, and raise issues leading to the betterment of the veteran community and to provide a united veterans position on legislation affecting San Diego County veterans and their families.
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV)
Non-profit organization self-described as a "resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year."
History & Recognition
Veterans Museum & Memorial Center
Located in San Diego, this museum was formed create, maintain and operate an institution to honor and perpetuate the memories of all men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.