Community Resources & Events

There are many national and regional organizations that support military-connected students in different ways. Click the descriptions below to visit resource websites. We will also be posting social and professional events. Contact the event coordinators for more information. 

 

List of Community Events

Student Veterans of America

Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a 501(c)(3) coalition of student-veteran groups on college campuses across the globe that support students, fund scholarships, train tomorrow's leaders, build centers, raise awareness, protect the G.I. Bill®, conduct research, plan an annual national conference, and coordinate an alumni network.

U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

The VA website is a source of information including health, benefits and other resources.

Post 9/11 G.I. Bill®

The VA website includes several pages with information specific to the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® including forms and handouts.

Ask the VA a question

The VA has a webpage with several ways to ask questions and find answers to benefits questions. You can even attach documents to your question.

Interfaith Community Services

Based in North County, Interfaith Community Services provides support and services such as housing, employment & economic development, clinical & behavioral health, recovery & wellness to veterans.

Veterans Village of San Diego

VVSD has served all veterans since 1981 and is dedicated to “Leave No One Behind.” With five locations throughout San Diego County, VVSD is the only program of its kind in the United States and is nationally recognized as the leader in serving homeless military veterans. Each year VVSD provides services to more than 2,000 military veterans throughout the County of San Diego.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

IAVA is the leading post-9/11 veteran empowerment organization (VEO) with the most diverse and rapidly growing membership in America. We don’t just support veterans, we empower them! #VetsRising

VA San Diego Healthcare System

VA San Diego Healthcare System
3350 La Jolla Village Dr.
San Diego, CA 92161
858-552-8585 | 800-331-8387
www.sandiego.va.gov

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

OUR MISSION: 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.

EasterSeals: Bob Hope Veteran Support Program

The Bob Hope Veterans Support Program is a program under the EasterSeals organization. Building off of the success of the WorkFirst model, our Bob Hope Veterans Support Program provides one-on-one employment services, as well as referrals to other resources, to meet the unique needs of military personnel and veterans transitioning out of the military into a civilian job or starting their own small business.

Support the Enlisted Project

STEP assists junior active duty enlisted members and recently discharged enlisted veterans and their families in Southern California facing financial crisis achieve long term financial self-sufficiency through counseling, education, and grants to alleviate critical near term obligations.

Feeding San Diego

Feeding San Diego (FSD) is the future of hunger relief, changing the way nonprofits address hunger. FSD is the leading hunger relief organization in the county, providing 26 million meals with dignity to San Diego residents facing hunger last year. We are the only Feeding America affiliate in the region and have been innovating new logistical, technological, and relationship-building solutions to the problem of food insecurity since 2007. Focused on healthy food, education, and advocacy, FSD is building a hunger-free and healthy San Diego through innovative programs and collaborative partnerships.

Military Skilled Trades

Military Skilled Trades offers more than 20 physical career fairs a year and a resume database of service members and veterans with backgrounds in welding, fabrication, coating/painting, electrical, maintenance, HVAC, plumbing, pipe fitting, construction, rigging, telecommunications, truck driving and industrial machinery.

Hiring Our Heroes

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) initiative launched in March 2011 as a nationwide effort to connect veterans, service members, and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and strategic partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, our goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day.