Off-Campus

Advocacy

City & County of San Francisco Veterans’ Affairs Commission
The Veterans' Affairs Commission holds hearings and submit recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor regarding the problems, interest and needs of veterans.

Golden Gate University Veterans Legal Advocacy Center
GGU Law has partnered with Pearl.com, which offers pro bono legal information online, to provide veterans with benefits information online.

Swords and Plowshores
Swords and Plowshores is a community-based, not-for-profit veteran service organization that provides wrap-around care to veterans in order to break through the cultural, educational, psychological and economic barriers they often face in their transition to the civilian world.

CalVet Women Veterans
The mission of the CalVet division for Women Veterans Affairs is to provide information, advocacy, outreach, and support to Women Veterans and their families.

Benefits

America Veterans Aid
Wartime veterans and their surviving spouses, 65 years and older, may be entitled to a tax-free benefit called Aid and Attendance.

California Department of Veteran Affairs
Visit the California Department of Veteran Affairs to learn about the state and federal benefits you are entitled to receive and how to claim them.

Military State Benefits
The state of California provides several veteran benefits. Benefits include: Housing, Financial Assistance, Employment, Veteran Business, and Education.

San Francisco County Veterans Service Office
The SF County Veterans Service office provides information about the full range of benefits and entitlements you may be eligible for VA Benefits Review.

Veterans Benefits Administration
The VA administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Service members, Veterans, their dependents and survivors.

Education

California Veterans Education Opportunity Partnership
UC campuses are committed to providing access and support to veterans and active-duty military personnel.

Post 9/11 GI Bill: Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon Program allows institutions of higher learning (degree-granting institutions) in the United States to enter voluntarily into an agreement with VA to fund tuition and fee expenses that exceed VA’s maximum amount payable.

Student Veterans of America Blog
SVA is a coalition of student veterans groups on over 950 college campuses across the globe that help veterans reintegrate into campus life as they transition from combat to college.

Medical

Coming Home Project
The Coming Home Project provides a wide range of free, confidential, non-partisan and non-denominational services for Veterans and Their Families, Female Veterans, Student Veterans, and Care Providers.

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
The DCoE runs a resource center that provides information and resources about psychological health (PH), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Give an Hour
Give an Hour provides free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and families affect by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

San Francisco VA Medical Center
The San Francisco VA Medical Center Range of inpatient and outpatient medical, mental health and substance care services.

San Francisco Vet Center
The Vet Center is a community-based clinic, providing individual, group, and family readjustment counseling.

Veteran's Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

Veterans Health Administration
The VA administers a variety of health services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Service members, Veterans, their dependents and survivors.

Other Resources

California Employment Development Department (EDD) Services for Veterans
EDD assists veterans and their eligible spouses maximize their employment and training opportunities.

Military OneSource
Military OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost.

National Center for PTSD
Visit the National Center for PTSD to download one of the mobile applications that provide self-help, education and support following trauma.

National Resource Directory
NRD is a website for connecting wounded warriors, service members, veterans, and their families with those who support them.

Recommended Books
Courage After Fire & Courage After Fire for Parents of Service Members
Coming Back Together
Hold Me Tight