Veteran Resource Directory


Department of Veterans Affairs
State Veterans Services
County Veterans Services
Veteran Employment Assistance
Other Employment/Training Assistance
Other Assistance
Veterans Organizations

Department of Veterans Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs
National Toll-Free Number: (800) 827-1000

VA Medical Clinic of Monterey (Ft. Ord)
3401 Engineer Lane
Seaside, CA 93955
Phone: 883-3800/3810
Medical Care for eligible veterans. On-site County Veteran Service Representative Phone: 883-3811

Vet Center / Readjustment Counseling Service
1350 41st Ave., Suite 102
Capitola, CA 95010
Phone: 464-4575
PTSD, Sexual Trauma / Harassment, Bereavement Counseling, plus other assistance.

Addiction Treatment Services (ATS)
3401 Engineer Lane
Seaside, CA 93955
Phone: 883-3847/3800
Counseling and medical assistance to eligible veterans. (Located at the VA Medical Clinic in Ft. Ord.)

Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV)
Menlo Park, CA
Phone: (800) 848-7254
Part of the Homeless Veterans Rehab Program (HVRP). Full time rehabilitation program for homeless veterans.

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State Veterans Services

CA Department of Veterans Affairs
P.O. Box 942895 (1227 "O" Street)
Sacramento, CA 94295-0001
Phone: (800) 952-5626
Information about services to veterans and dependents including tuition assistance at state/community colleges.

CAL-VET Home Loan
Phone: (800) 952-LOAN
Information on home loans for veterans.

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County Veterans Services

Monterey County Military & Veterans Affairs Office
1200 Aguajito Road, Rm. #003
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 647-7610 (Also call this number for the Veterans Van Service to and from VAMC, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, or Ft. Miley.)
Provides assistance with VA disability claims, VA Home Loans, plus other assistance for veterans.

Monterey County Military & Veterans Affairs Satellite Offices:
1000 S. Main Street, Room 107
Phone: 796-3585
VA Medical Clinic (Ft. Ord)
Phone: 883-3811

Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Information
1200 Aguajito Road, Rm. #003
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 647-7610

County Recorder
240 Church Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 647-7741
Veterans can record DD-214 for no charge.

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Veteran Employment Assistance

Unemployment Insurance
File claims by phone at: (800) 300-5616 or online.

Employment Development Department (EDD)
730 La Guardia St. (One Stop Center)
Salinas, CA 93905
Phone: 796-3630
Veteran Representative assistance is available for job referrals, referrals to supportive services, etc. Call for more information.

U.S. Department of Labor (VETS)
Information on Military Transition, Re-employment Rights (USERRA), veteran preference in federal employment, etc.

Apprenticeship/On-the-Job Training Programs for Veterans (California)
Veterans in an apprenticeship or on-the-job training can use their Montgomery G.I. Bill benefit while they learn a skill.

Credentialing Information for Transition Military/Veterans
Information on military transition, credentials, and licenses.

Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System (AARTS)
AARTS is a computerized transcript system that produces official transcripts for eligible soldiers upon request by combining a soldier's military education and job experience with descriptions and college credit recommendations.

Additional Military Transition Resources
Connections for veterans and transitioning service members to high quality career planning, training, and job search resources.

Troops to Teachers
Troops to Teachers provides referral assistance and placement services to military personnel interested in beginning a second career in public education as a teacher.

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Other Employment/Training Assistance

Career Zone
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Salinas One-Stop Career Center
730 La Guardia St.
Salinas, CA 93905
Phone: 755-4452 or 1-800-870-4750
A one-stop resource and information center for job seekers and employers.

Monterey Peninsula One-Stop Career Center
1760 Fremont Blvd., Bldg D2
Seaside, CA 93955
Phone: 899-8236
A one-stop resource and information center for job seeker and employers.

California Apprenticeship Programs
Information on apprenticeship programs in the state of California.

California Department of Industrial Relations
Additional California apprenticeship program information.

California Department of Rehabilitation
928 E. Blanco Road, Suite 280
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 769-8066
Provides assistance in vocational rehabilitation, including medical/vocational evaluations, job training, job referrals, etc.

Adult Education Classes/R.O.P.
Monterey: 899-1615
Pacific Grove: 646-6580
Carmel: 624-1714
Salinas: 796-6900
Various classes are available, such as computer training, driver training, etc. Call for more information.

Shoreline Workforce Development Services
Career Centers located in Santa Cruz, Salinas, and San Luis Obispo Counties. Services include On-the-Job Training and other job search assistance.

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Cal State University Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955-8001
Phone: 582-3330

Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
Phone: (831) 479-6100

Central Coast College
480 South Main Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 424-6767

Brandman University - Monterey Campus
99 Pacific Street
Suite 375-B
Heritage Harbor
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 373-0945

Hartnell College
156 Homestead
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 755-6700

Heald College
1450 North Main Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 443-1700

Monterey Institute of International Studies
425 Van Buren Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 647-4100

Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 646-4000

UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Phone: (831) 459-0111

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Other Assistance

Alliance on Aging, Inc.
Monterey: 655-1334
Salinas: 758-2811
Information and referrals to supportive services for senior citizens.

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
San Jose District Office
111 North Market Street #180
San Jose, CA 95113-1102
Phone: (800) 884-1684
Enforces State Fair Employment and Housing laws and investigates discrimination complaints. Call to file a complaint.

California State Disability Insurance (SDI)
Phone: (Toll-Free State-wide) 800-480-3287
NON-WORK related illness, injury, or medically disabling condition from pregnancy/childbirth.

College Credit for Military Training
Info on requesting credit for military coursework and occupations. Under "Programs & Services", select "Military Programs".

Consumer Credit Counseling
Phone: (800) 540-2227
Credit/Money management counseling.

Department of Social Services
1000 S. Main St., Salinas
1281 Broadway, Seaside
Salinas Phone: 755-4400
Seaside Phone: 899-8001
Food stamps and welfare assistance for eligible applicants.
An online resource directory for Monterey County Veterans.

I-HELP (Peninsula Outreach)
1069 Broadway, Seaside
Phone: (800) 339-8228/384-3389
Food, shelter, and information for homeless men.

Labor Commissioner
100 Paseo de San Antonio, Rm 120
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 277-1266
1870 N. Main St, Rm 150
Salinas, CA 93906
Phone: (831) 443-3041
Pre-recorded Labor Law info: (831) 443-3029
San Francisco HQ: (415) 703-4810
Labor Law info, assistance, complaints, etc. It is recommended that complaints be filed in person.

Lawyer Referral Service Of Monterey County
Phone: 663-6955
Receive up to 30 minutes of consultation for $35.00

Military Records Requests
Info on requesting military records such as separation, DD-214, etc.

Monterey County Legal Services
Phone: 800-894-0505
Public funded legal assistance for low income clients.

Network of Care
Resources for the elderly and people with disabilities.

Salvation Army
Salinas Phone: 443-9655
Monterey Phone: 899-4911
Sand City - 800 Scott Street: 899-4988
Multi-service organization providing food, clothing, shelter, casual labor and counseling to those in need.

Shelter Outreach Plus
Phone: 800-339-8228/422-9195
County-wide food, lodging, information, and services for those in need. Family/women's shelter.

Social Security Administration
928 E. Blanco Road, Ste. 155
Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: 800-772-1213/757-8250

Turning Point (Salinas)
Phone: 422-8852
Assistance for parolees and ex-offenders and their families, including an employment assistance program.

Veteran Resource Center
40 Bonifacio Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 831-375-1184
Provides assistance to veterans including referrals to services such as the VA, housing, education and employment.

Veterans Transition Center
220 12th Street
Marina, CA 93933
Phone: 883-8387
Assistance for homeless veterans.

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Veterans Organizations

American Legion
Post 512, Carmel: 624-9941
Post 694, Marina: 384-6616
Post 41, Monterey: 375-9015
Post 31, Salinas: 449-1690
Post 591, Seaside: 394-6604

Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 811, Marina: 384-7668
Post 8679, Seaside: 394-7031
Post 7895, Salinas: 758-5505

Disabled American Veterans
Chapter 85, Monterey Bay: 394-9253

Fleet Reserve Association
Branch 178, Monterey County area: 372-4370

Military Officers Association of America
Phone: (800) 234-6622

Military Order of the Purple Heart
Phone: 796-3618

Vietnam Veterans of Monterey County
Phone: 455-2854

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Maintained by Jeff O'Brien

"For those who fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."