Veterans Connect

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Veterans Connect is a grant-funded program supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Check out the Veterans Collection of library materials located at the Central Santa Rosa Library, and see below for a list of resources for veterans and their families.

Resources for Veterans

Local Organizations

Nation's Finest
Provides critical services and support for veterans and their families including transitional housing, case management, mental health, permanent supportive housing, and more.

444 10th St #102
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Sonoma County Vet Connect
Cost-free veterans’ assistance.

Sonoma County Vet Connect Clinic
Tuesdays, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Building
1351 Maple Avenue
Santa Rosa, California

Sonoma County Veterans Service Office
The Sonoma County Veterans Service Office (VSO) assists with applications for Federal Veterans Administration (VA), state and local benefits. These programs may include medical care, funds for education and benefits for your family.

Swords to Plowshares
Swords to Plowshares is a Bay Area-based nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting all veterans every step of the way.

Check out their Self-Help Guides. 

Benefits and services for veterans and their families.

National Organizations

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Access health care and benefits. Through the Veterans Benefits Administration, VA helps servicemembers transition out of military service, and assists with education, home loans, life insurance and much more.

VA Caregiver’s Support

The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Caregiver Support Program (CSP) offers clinical services to caregivers of eligible and covered veterans enrolled in the VA health care system.

Wounded Warrior Project—Resource Center
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am- 9:00 pm EST

Warriors and their families can call toll-free for help finding programs and resources for veterans.

Social Security Agency—Veterans
Social security information for veterans.

State of California Department of Motor Vehicles (CA DMV)
The information in this guide is specifically for veterans, active military, and their family members.

Employment & Training Services

Free live online help for veterans and their families.

Veterans Success Center—Santa Rosa Junior College
Santa Rosa Campus
1501 Mendocino Ave
Santa Rosa, 95401
(707) 527-4326

Military and Veteran Resource Center—Sonoma State University
Supports current and prospective military-connected students with general academic advising, community-building events, and resources.

Helps veterans launch their civilian careers and helps businesses identify and hire veterans for specific openings.

Farmer Veteran Coalition
Assisting Armed Forces veterans and currently serving members to embark on careers in agriculture.

Feds Hire Vets
Federal employment information for veterans, transitioning military service members, their families and federal hiring officials.

Legal Services

National Veterans Legal Services Program
NVLSP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has worked since 1980 to ensure that the government delivers to our nation’s 22 million veterans and active duty personnel the benefits to which they are entitled.

Women Veterans

Women Veterans Alliance
National network focused on directly impacting the overall well-being of women veterans.