Resources

Navigating the resources available to veterans can be confusing, but DAV believes no veteran should have to go it alone. Below you can find links to tools and resources that can help ease the process of attaining earned benefits, coping with the lasting effects of service-connected injuries and finding programs and services that meet your specific needs. 

If need assistance with filing a claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Chapter 48 has trained Service Officers who can meet with you. If you require additional information regarding Department of Veterans Affairs benefits, please contact your nearest DAV National Service Officer for assistance. Learn more: dav.org/veterans/resources/

San Francisco VA Medical Center

 4150 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94121-1545

Maine Phone: 415-221-4810

Mental Health Clinic: 415-221-4810 x24824

https://www.va.gov/san-francisco-health-care/

 

To find other VA Medical Center and Clinic Locations

https://www.va.gov/find-locations

Santa Rosa VA Clinic

North Campus

3841 Brickway Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-8226

Main Phone: 707-569-2300

South Campus (new)

2285 Challenger Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95407-5418

Main Phone: 707-569-2300

https://www.va.gov/san-francisco-health-care/locations/santa-rosa-va-clinic/

Local Resources

Sonoma County

Please click on the links to be connected to external websites to learn more

Sonoma County Vet Connect

Sonoma County “Vet Connect” is a Veterans helping Veterans group formed to assist Veterans in locating the services they have earned during their military service.

Every Tuesday 8:30 – 11:30 AM

At Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building –  there are other locations on different days  so please check their website for more information

Hosts numerous service providers, includes accepting donations such as clothing, wheel chairs, etc.

Veterans Resource Centers of America

A community-based nonprofit focused on the overall wellness and reintergration of military veterans from all eras. Founded in 1972 by a group of Vietnam veterans, they have 14 resource centers embedded in local communities across California, Arizona, and Nevada. With a primary focus on housing assistance, behavioral health treatment, and case management, they take a holistic approach to addressing the individual needs of each veteran.

County of Sonoma VSO

Sonoma County Veterans Service Organization

SCVSO also conducts seminars are on Veteran’s benefits. Please check their website for the latest information since walk-in hours and days change frequently. 

 

U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson

Represents California’s Fifth District

He no longer represents all of Sonoma County due to redistricting, so be sure to use the link provided below to learn which Rep represents you.

Cora Young is the VA liaison. She is located at the Vallejo District Office: 420 Virginia Street, Suite 1C, Vallejo, CA 94590

PHONE: 707-645-1888

Hours: M-F 9-5:30pm

NAMI

NAMI Sonoma County is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals affected by mental illness, and their families, by providing mental health education, support and advocacy.

NAMI’s website has a robust resources page. 

Local VSOs

Local Chapter Veterans Service Organizations – Click on the name for the link to an external website

U.S. CONGRESSMAN JARED HUFFMAN

Represents California’s 2nd District – encompassing the northern California coast from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border, which includes portions of western Sonoma County.

Petaluma District office: 206 G Street, Unit #3, Petaluma, CA 94952

PHONE: (707) 981-8967

Hours: Check due to Pandemic restriction

Several Veterans have discovered that submitting casework through Huffman’s website specifically for Veterans resulted in a faster response time from the VA liaison.

State and National Resources

California

Please click on the links to be connected to external websites to learn more

CA DAV

Department of California Disabled American Veterans

National DAV

National Disabled American Veterans

DAVA

Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary

Since 1922 the DAVA has partnered with the DAV parent organization in their mission to disabled veterans and their families. The relationship has continued to flourish and the blended organizations have achieved many victories in their quest to improve the quality of life our veterans rightly deserve. With nearly a quarter-million members, the DAVA programs are far-reaching and the personal rewards fulfilling. 

U.S. Dept of VA

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

CAVSA

Founded in 1995, CAVSA is a consortium of seven nonprofit veteran service providers working in partnership to address the needs of California’s veterans. 

As community-based direct service providers, they draw upon their experience working with veterans to inform policy and advocate for adequate and accessible services and support. They understand that the obstacles veterans face are interrelated and require an integrated network of support within the community and continuum of care. 

CAVSO

The California Association of County Veterans Service Officers (CACVSO) is an organization of professional veterans advocates. In California, The County Veterans Service Officer plays a critical role in the veteran’s advocacy system and is often the initial contact in the community for veterans services. Through the County Veterans Service Officer, the CACVSO is committed to California Counties to provide a vital and efficient system of services and advocacy to veterans, their dependents and survivors. 

CALVET

California Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Treatment Courts

Veterans treatment courts target the root causes of veterans’ criminal behavior. The goal of these courts is to resolve criminal cases through treatment and support. In these courts, veterans take part in a program tailored to address their needs. As part of the program, participants meet frequently with a judicial officer, other veterans, treatment providers, mentors, and support teams. 

The A-Z Foundation Group is committed to funding California’s local communities that will benefit youth, veteran, special needs, educational, conservation and other local activities. This organization will also significantly support programs that focus on helping our veterans and their families, along with disabled and terminally ill youth, adults, and their families. The organization will also support children’s hospitals and their patients. We also will raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid and financial support.

Hosts outdoor adventures for special needs children, enlisted military, and veterans.  

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