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California Department 

 of Veterans' Affairs

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Helps veterans, their family members, and active duty service members connect to state and federal benefits. Benefits include:

  • Disability compensation

  • Pension

  • Housing

  • Health

  • Education (including dependents' college fee waiver), farm and home loans, and other benefits.

For personalized assistance in learning about veteran benefits, or for help filing a claim for benefits, contact local County Veterans Services Office (CVSO).


Veterans, veteran dependents, and active duty service members

Wounded Warrior Project

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Crisis Hotline


Serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. 

Core programs include:

  • Combat Stress Recovery

  • Family Support

  • Physical Health & Wellness

  • The Independence Program

  • WWP Backpacks

  • Campus Services

  • TRACK Education Centers

  • Transition Training Academy

  • Warriors to Workforce Transition

  • Alumni & Networking

  • Benefits Service

  • International Support

  • Peer Mentoring

  • Policy & Government Affairs

  • Warrior Public Speaking

  • Long-term Support Trust which includes case management

  • WWP Resource Center


Veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001, and their families.

Veteran Call Center

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Provides a confidential hotline for combat veterans and their families to talk about military experience or any issues to readjusting into civilian life.


Veterans and their families.

American Red Cross -

Service to the Armed Forces

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Provides services for military personnel, veterans and their families. Services include:

  • Emergency Communication Services: Relays urgent messages from family members (such as a birth or death) to service members stationed anywhere in the world, including on ships at sea and at embassies and remote locations.

  • Information and Referral Services: Offers confidential social services to all military personnel (active duty, National Guard, Reserves, and veterans) and their families by connecting them with Red Cross and community resources through a network of chapters in communities across the United States and offices on military installations worldwide.


Open to military personnel and their families

Redding Veterans

Resource Center

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Provides services to veterans in need in Shasta, Tehama, Siskiyou and Trinity County. Supportive services may include help with utility deposit, security deposit, rent or past due rental payments, moving costs and emergency supplies. Also provides transitional housing through its Park Marina Transitional Sober Living program in Redding - for veterans with or without substance use disorders.  

VRC also provides HCHV (Health Care for Homeless Veterans) at the following locations: Eureka CA, Sacramento CA, Santa Rosa CA, and Reno, NV. These centers provide inpatient behavioral health, social recovery, and alcohol and drug treatment services.


Open to all veterans or anyone who has served in the U.S. Military with a discharge other than dishonorable based on individual client eligibility

Helmets to Hardhats

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Offers an online job search to connect military service members with career opportunities in the construction industry.


Must be a National Guard, Reserve, retired or transitioning active duty military service members.

Siskiyou County

Veterans Service Office

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Assists Veterans, their dependents, and survivors with obtaining entitlements from federal, state, and local agencies administering programs for Veterans. Advocates for Veterans' rights and provides information and referrals.

CVSO assists with obtaining state and federal benefits such as:

  • Health care

  • Compensation (service connected)

  • Pension (non-service connected)

  • Education and training

  • Vocational rehabilitation

  • VA/CalVet home loans

  • Life insurance

  • Burial reimbursements

  • Survivor benefits

  • College fee waiver (for dependents throughout California)


Open to Veterans and their families

VA Outpatient Clinic -




Offers a full range of medical, dental, optometry and ancillary services to veterans.

Medical services include:

  • Allergy treatment

  • Audiology

  • Cardiology

  • Chiropractic

  • Compensation & pension exams

  • Dermatology

  • Gastroenterology

  • Infectious disease

  • Nutrition (dietician services)

  • Occupational therapy

  • Pharmacy

  • Physical therapy

  • Podiatry

  • Primary care

  • Radiology

  • Smoking cessation program

  • Speech pathology

  • Telemedicine surgical services

  • Urgent care

  • Urology

  • Women's health

The clinic also offers home-based primary care and home health care (Home Health Aides - HHA). In addition, provides care to veterans in rural areas via a mobile health clinic.

Provides social work, along with services for veterans experiencing homelessness which include HUD-VASH housing vouchers.


Eligible veterans (contact Business Services office or drop-in to determine eligibility)

National Suicide Prenvention Hotline

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Provides 24/7 crisis intervention, and suicide prevention for individuals who are going through emotional distress, or are suicidal.

After a short automated message, callers will be connected to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health call center participating in the network. Callers can also chat online at or text "LISTEN" to 741741 for assistance.  

Military personnel, families of military personnel and veterans must select option #1 on the menu to be connected to the appropriate call center. They can also chat online at or send a text message to 838255 for assistance.


Anyone in emotional distress, in a crisis situation or suicidal.

Veterans Recovery Project

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Provides a transitional home for Veteran and non-veteran men who have had issues with substance abuse and are in recovery. The program includes:

  • Housing services

  • Mental and physical health referrals

  • Budgeting

  • Food 

  • Guidance, and a solid support network

There is limited space and a wait list when the program is full. Veterans have priority.


Open to Veterans and non-veteran men age 20 and older who are in recovery (sober), employment capable and wanting to improve their lives

Work for Warriors

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Connects service members, veterans, and spouses with civilian employers.


Open to National Guard and DoD Reserve personnel, Post 9/11 Veterans, as well as spouses and Gold Star Families.

Hire Heroes USA

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Pairs clients with a Transition Specialist, who provides personalized career coaching, expert mentoring, and job sourcing. Helps client to: 

  • Create a tailored civilian resume that highlights skills and achievements

  • Translate military experience into civilian terminology

  • Learn job search, networking, and interviewing techniques

  • Get connected with companies who want to hire veterans and military spouses 


Individuals must have veteran status from the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, National Guard, Reservists, or Coast Guard, and their spouses.

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