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The California State Library (CA SL), Workforce Development project funded by the CARES ACT 2020 is intended to aid the State’s veteran community and non-veteran citizenry towards their economic recovery during the COVID-19 crisis. Supportive of this project, the CA SL directed the development of a state-wide online veteran directory of community resources relative to employment, education, healthcare & well-being and housing.

 

In consultation with Brainfuse Inc. the CA SL desires the veteran resource directory end-product to be:

A.     Accessible to a veteran and their family through the use of a library card account

B.     Accessible to 1,120 CA public libraries

C.     Develop in such a manner as to not overwhelm the patron with voluminous information so as to limit the effectiveness to readily seek out community resources

D.     Develop a standard list of resources accessible to all library jurisdictions and libraries therein in addition to the ongoing effort to source for and include county specific community resources relative to  employment, education, healthcare & well-being and housing

E.     Develop in such a manner as to limit options or “clicks” to a desired resource

 

The following resources make up the current and proposed standard list of partners (i.e. Federal, State, non-profit) that will be available to all CA SL libraries. The present curated standard list of partners is the result of a cumulative and collaborative effort between the CA SL team, Brainfuse Inc., and partners. Additions to the standard list of partners is an ongoing effort as is sourcing for county specific community resources.

 

To facilitate readability, the partner’s informational data was captured and provided in the below format. The layout does not represent the end product but conceptualizes how the data may be displayed in an end-product minus icons or buttons to facilitate online navigation.

 

 

Employment

 

Program

CalCareers – Veteran Employment Opportunities

Partner

California Department of Human Resources

Service Type

Employment

Services

Job Listing, Veteran Preference, Assessment (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

Phone/Email

(866) 844-8671 Press 5 | Email: CalCareer@calhr.ca.gov

Video

How to Get Started Working for California

 

 

The State of California is honored to employ many current and former service members and veterans of the United States Armed Forces. View current job positions, assess your education, experience, abilities, and knowledge prior to submitting your application.

 

Program

Career One Stop

Partner

California Employment Development Department (EDD)

Service Type

Employment, Education, Healthcare, Housing, VA Benefits

Services

Job Listing, Assessment (Knowledge Skills Abilities), Military Skills Translator, Resume, Interview Prep, Apprenticeship, Certification, Military Spouse (Employment, Education, Relocation, Occupational License and Credentialing), Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program, Finance, Tax, Women Veterans.

Phone/Email

Not Listed

Career One Stop’s Veteran and Military Transition Center is a one-stop resource for employment, education, healthcare, housing and VA Benefit assistance, to include training, and financial help after military service. Connect with your local American Job Center to learn more!

 

 


 

 

Program

CalJobs

Partner

California Employment Development Department

Service Type

Employment

Services

Job Listing, Resume, Career Resources

Phone/Email

1-800-758-0398

 

 

Create a CalJobs account and get access to job listings, learning center video library, resume builder, virtual recruiter, education, training programs and more.

 

Program

Work For Warriors

Partner

California National Guard

Service Type

Employment

Services

Job-Placement, Resume, Interview Prep,

Phone/Email

916-854-4426 | Email: apply@workforwarriors.org

 

 

Work for Warriors is a state and federally funded free job-placement program for use by veterans of all eras including active National Guard, active Reserve, spouses, and Gold Star families to assist them in finding civilian employment in their region. Work for Warriors team of employment specialists help to match each individual’s skillsets to the needs of civilian employers. Work for Warriors also provides assistance with developing a resume and honing interview skills.

 

Program

Apprenticeship - Workforce Development

Partner

California Department of Industrial Relations

Service Type

Employment

Services

Career Resources

Phone/Email

415-703-4920 | Email:

 

 

The California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Apprenticeship Standards maintains a database of available apprenticeships by craft and geographic region and ensures that apprenticeships are not exploited. Candidates must meet minimum qualifications, including physical ability and willingness to work under the required job conditions, and apply with an employer in the field, the appropriate union, or EDD. Aptitude and other tests may be required and there may be a waiting list.

 


 

Education

 

Program

College Waiver Fee

Partner

California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet)

Service Type

Education

Services

Tuition Assistance

Phone/Email

Not Listed

 

The College Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents benefit waives mandatory system-wide tuition and fees at any State of California Community College, California State University, or University of California campus. This program does not cover the expense of books, parking or room and board. There are four plans under which dependents of Veterans may be eligible.

 

Program

Non-Resident College Fee Waiver

Partner

California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet)

Service Type

Education

Services

Tuition Assistance

Phone/Email

Not Listed

 

The Non-Resident College Fee Waiver waives non-resident fees at all CCC, CSU, or UC campuses. A student who is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces stationed in this state on active duty for more than one year immediately prior to being discharged is entitled to resident classification. Refer to the CalVet Veterans Resource Book  (page 187).

 

Program

Troops to College

Partner

The California State University System

Service Type

Education

Services

College

Phone/Email

857-304-2087

 

The California State University system offers unlimited opportunities to help veterans, active-duty service members, and their families meet their personal and professional goals. With 23 campuses and more than 4,000 courses, the CSU system is committed to providing: Academic support and services, advising, mentoring, counseling, financial support and advice, priority registration and extensive opportunities in student leadership.

 


 

 

Program

California Military Department GI Bill Award Program

Partner

California Military Department

Service Type

Education

Services

College

Phone/Email

 

 

California Military Department GI Bill Award Program formerly known as the California National Guard Education Assistance Award Program (CNG EAAP).  The CMD GI Bill issues educational awards to qualifying members of the California Army or Air National Guard, California State Guard, and the California Naval Militia.  This State Grant can pay for up to 100% of the tuition and fees at a University of California, California State University, or a California Community College. It can also be used for eligible California proprietary and private institutions.

 

Program

Troops to Teacher Program

Partner

Department of Defense - Defense Activities for Non-Traditional Education Support

Service Type

Education

Services

College

 

Troops to Teachers (TTT) was established in 1993 to assist transitioning service members and veterans to begin new careers as K-12 school teachers in public, charter, and Bureau of Indian Affairs schools. The program provides counseling and referral services for participants to help them meet education and licensing requirements to teach and subsequently helps them secure a teaching position. Since 1993, more than 20,000 veterans have successfully transitioned to a career in education.

 

Program

Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA

Partner

Department of Defense - Defense Activities for Non-Traditional Education Support

Service Type

Education

Services

Financial Assistance

 

Free Application for Student Aid (FASFA)

 


 

Healthcare & Well-Being

 

Program

National Resource Directory for Veterans

Partner

Defense Health Agency

Service Type

Employment, Education, Healthcare & Well-Being, Housing,

VA Benefits & Claims

Services

Categories of Resources:
American Red Cross                          Employment

Military Adaptive Sports Program  Benefits & Compensation

Family & Caregiver Support             Other Services & Resources

Choose Home                                     Health Portfolio Of Veterans Benefits (PVB)
Community Of Care                           Homeless Assistance

Transportation & Travel                   Education & Training Housing

Phone/Email

(415) 458-5900

 

 

The National Resource Directory is a searchable database of resources vetted for Service members, veterans, family members and caregivers.

 

Program

Mental Health Plan

Partner

California Department of Healthcare Services

Service Type

Healthcare & Well-Being

Services

Mental Health

Phone/Email

Not Listed

 

 

California’s public mental health system offers services to specifically address the recovery needs of adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses and children with serious emotional disturbances. Each county has a telephone number which can be called any time, day or night, for information on local mental health services.

 

Program

Give An Hour

Partner

Give an Hour

Service Type

Healthcare & Well-Being

Services

Mental Health

Phone/Email

info@giveanhour.org

 

 

Give an Hour is a nationwide nonprofit organization that connects U.S. military personnel and loved ones affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan with a range of free mental health services in their communities.

 


 

 

Program

Lifeline for Vets

Partner

National Veterans Foundation

Service Type

Employment, Healthcare

Services

Job Listings, Crisis Management, Referrals, Information, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling, VA Benefits Advocacy, Food, Shelter, Employment, Training, Legal Aid, Suicide Prevention

Phone

888-777-4443

 

 

The National Veterans Foundation (NVF) is staffed by a team of veterans (from Vietnam, the Cold War, Iraq, and Afghanistan) who are specially trained in the delivery of crisis information and referral services, as well as a team of licensed volunteer counselors to whom all crisis calls are routed.

 

Program

Veteran Crisis Chat Line

Partner

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Service Type

Healthcare

Services

Mental Health

Phone

1-800-273-8255 Press 1

 

 

Veterans can be at risk for suicide for a variety of reasons. Some are coping with aging, stress, or lingering effects stemming from their military service that have never been addressed. If a Service Member, Veteran or a member of their family is in crisis, you or they can chat online with trained counselors. Registration or enrollment with U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) health care is not necessary. The VA also has full-time suicide prevention coordinators at each of its hospitals.

 

Select the ‘Start your confidential chat’ to connect 24/7 with a caring, qualified VA responder

 

Program

Network of Care for Veterans

Partner

Trilogy Integrated Resources

Service Type

Employment, Healthcare, Housing

Services

Employment Prep, Career Counseling, Job and Assistive Technology Training, Crisis Intervention, Behavioral Health, Case Management, Housing Counseling, Housing Expense Assistance, Patient/Family Housing, Transitional Housing/Shelter

Phone

(415) 458-5900

 

 

Trilogy provides a vetted, comprehensive directory of services that enables veterans to quickly locate local programs and resources and make informed choices about what they need.

 


 

 

Program

Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder (PTSD) Screening

Partner

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Service Type

Healthcare

Services

PTSD

Phone/Email

Not Listed

 

 

If you have experienced trauma, you may want to undergo screening in order to determine whether you have PTSD. A screen is a very short list of questions which helps to determine whether a person needs to be assessed further. A positive screen does not mean a person has PTSD. A positive screen means that this person should be assessed further by a mental health provider. My HealtheVet offers a confidential, anonymous screen for PTSD

 

Program

Polytrauma / Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) System of Care

Partner

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Service Type

Healthcare

Services

PTSD, TBI

 

 

The USDVA’s Polytrauma System of Care (PSC) is an integrated network of specialized rehabilitation programs dedicated to serving veterans and service members with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and polytrauma. Services available through PCS include: interdisciplinary evaluation and treatment, development of a comprehensive plan of care, case management, patient and family education and training, psychosocial support, and application of advanced rehabilitation treatments and prosthetic technologies.

 

Program

Military Sexual Trauma (MST)

Partner

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Service Type

Healthcare

Services

MST

 

 

USDVA provides free, confidential counseling and treatment for mental and physical health conditions related to experiences of Military Sexual Trauma (MST). Veterans do not need to have a service-connected disability to receive treatment. This benefit is available even if the veteran is not eligible for other USDVA care. Incidents need not have been reported or documented when they occurred. Refer to CalVet Veterans Resource Book, page 107 for a list of local USDVA medical facilities.

 


 

 

Program

Alcohol Screening

Partner

Partnership to End Addiction

Service Type

Healthcare

Services

Addiction

 

 

Veterans concerned about whether drugs or alcohol are harming their health and putting them at risk for other problems, can assess their consumption patterns using a free, confidential online tool. By answering a few short questions about past and present use of various drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, tobacco, inhalants, or alcohol, users can get confidential feedback about the likely risks of drug and alcohol use and advice about when and where to seek more information, evaluation, and help. The assessment only takes a few minutes to complete and gives personalized confidential results based on age, gender, and usage patterns so the user can take positive action.

 

Program

Community Care Network

Partner

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Service Type

Healthcare

Services

Community Healthcare Provider

Video

Veteran Community Care Overview

 

Veterans may be eligible for care through a Community Care Network provider in their local community depending on their health care needs or circumstances, and if they meet specific eligibility criteria. Even if a Veteran is eligible for community care, they generally still have the option to receive care from a VA medical facility.

 

Program

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facilities

Partner

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Service Type

Healthcare

Services

Medical Facilities

 

The Veterans Health Administration (VA) is home to the United States' largest integrated healthcare system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these healthcare facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million Veterans each year.

 

 

Program

Veterans Benefit Enhancement Program (VBE)

Partner

California Veterans Health Administration (CalVet)

Service Type

VA Benefits

Services

Healthcare Insurance

Phone/Email

(916) 503-8087

 

The Veterans Benefit Enhancement program educates, counsels, and assists qualified veterans receiving Medi-Cal and the benefits of VA health care enrollment.

 

Program

California Food Stamp (SNAP) Program

Partner

California Department of Social Services

Service Type

Healthcare

Services

Food

 

CalFresh is California's food stamps (SNAP) program. Apply to get up to $204 a month per household member on an EBT card.

 

Program

Emergency Food Assistance

Partner

California Association of Food Banks

Service Type

Healthcare

Services

Food

 

The California Association of Food Banks has a state-wide network of food banks to include over 6,000 community partner pantries. Enter your zip code to connect with your area food bank.

 

Program

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Locator

Partner

AARP Foundation

Service Type

Healthcare & Well-Being

Services

Tax Return Assistance

 

Need assistance preparing your State and Federal tax return? Let the AARP Foundation help you. You may qualify for no cost tax-aide assistance. For the 2020 tax-year, the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Locator online directory of local tax prepare partners will be online beginning 8 February, 2021.

 

 

Program

IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) & Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs

Partner

Internal Revenue Services

Service Type

Healthcare & Well-Being

Services

Tax Return Assistance

 

Need assistance preparing your State and Federal tax return? The IRS VITA and TCE programs offer no cost tax help for taxpayers who qualify.