We have more than two million veterans living in the state of Californian, and over 30,000 veterans live right here in San Francisco County. Our state must strive to recognize and honor the sacrifices in order to keep our country safe.
Fortunately, San Francisco County is also home to organizations and agencies that offer a wide range of services and are dedicated to assisting local veterans.
The following resources will be an important guide about the different resources that are available to them:
myCalVet - provides veterans and their families the opportunity to create a customized profile which targets the benefits, resources, and services available in their community and throughout the state.
VETERANS CRISIS LINE - Veterans and their loved ones can call (800) 273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, or call your local 24-hour mental health crisis line.
FIND A COUNTY VETERANS SERVICES OFFICE NEAR YOU - County Veteran Service Offices (CVSO) are the key agencies in providing California's Veterans with assistance and connection to benefits and services in local communities throughout the state.
Access to Housing and Education
The College Tuition Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents - The College Tuition 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 for qualified dependents of certain Veterans.
CalVet Veteran Homes - Veterans who are age 55 and above, and discharged from active military service under honorable conditions, are eligible to apply for admission. The age requirement is waived for disabled or homeless veterans needing long-term care.
CalVet Home Loans - If you are ready to buy a home, CalVet Home Loans is here to meet our Veterans' home financing needs.
General Assistance and Information
Minority Veterans - The Minority Veterans Division is the California Department of Veterans Affairs model for inters-and intra-agency co-operation, to ensure all Veterans receive equal service regardless of race, origin, religion, gender or sexual orientation.
Women Veterans - CalVet division for Women Veterans provides information, advocacy, outreach, and support to Women Veterans and their families.
In addition, my staff and I are always ready to offer assistance on any state issues that you may have. Please do not hesitate to call my district office 415-557-3013 to speak with a representative!