San Diego Resource Links
1-800-273-TALK, Veterans Press 1
San Diego Veterans Coalition
United Veterans Council
VVSD is a nationally-recognized leader in providing prevention, intervention, treatment and employment services to military veterans, including men and women who have recently returned from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Click on image above to go to the Reboot website
The military culture, as many veterans have lived and worked within, is a subculture of mainstream America. Veterans have lived and worked on military bases and installations, ships, submarines, and in tents; they ate meals ready to eat (MREs); and most have moved a lot (some move every year for 20 years). The civilian world has a different language and a different culture that a veteran must re-learn to navigate, in order to have a successful transition. As a result of this cultural difference, veterans have difficulty in obtaining and maintaining employment. NVTSI developed “REBOOT Workshops™” to help veterans in making this cultural shift.
REBOOT Workshops™ are designed to assist members of the military in making the social and career transition from years of service by “re-booting” their skills. The workshop features three weeks of education designed to enhance and build upon their training, experience and skills to prepare them for life after the military. This is a concept workshop and we are seeking participants to evaluate the merits of rebooting.
Week I - Military-to-Civilian Personal Transition.
Addresses the Transition Domains of personal effectiveness and wellbeing.
Week II - Military-to-Civilian Lifestyle Transition.
Addresses the Transition Domains of living situation and community-life functioning.
Week III - Military-to-Civilian Career Transition.
Addresses the Transition Domains of employment, career and education.
Maurice D. Wilson
President/National Executive Director
National Veterans Transition Services, Inc.
4141 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 318
San Diego, CA 92108
Nationwide Network of Support Centers
The National Caregiver Support Line
The National Caregiver Support Line will be open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The National Caregiver Support Line Toll-Free number is 1-855-260-3274.
Please also see VA’s updated caregiver website: www.caregiver.va.gov
Courage to Call
Courage to Call is a new Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) program in San Diego County providing services to those who have served in any Military or Guard (both active & former), and their Families & loved ones.
A 24/7 Helpline entirely staffed by veterans who have recently served in the military who:
For Helpline information & support, call (877) MyUsVet, (877) 698-7838
Have a first hand understanding of the current rigors of the military & military family life, and transitioning off active duty.
Help individuals find mental health information, support, access, and/or referrals throughout the County of San Diego.
Link individuals and families to prevention-oriented services and other mental health resources to help minimize further challenges
Peer Outreach & Family Support Staff are veterans and military family members who:
Provide outreach services to Veterans, Active Duty Military, Military Reservists, National Guards, Coast Guards, and their Families.
Help participants access appropriate mental health services that offer preventive mental health interventions, and refer them as needed.
Train community providers & organizations to help them understand the military & military family culture, and their unique mental health issues and needs.
Liaison with the San Diego County Vet-Fam Forum, community leaders & organizations to build and maintain linkages to needed resources and services.
(Click on this link or on the graphic above to go to the 211 website)
How Can 2-1-1 San Diego Help?
2-1-1 San Diego is a 24/7 stigma-free and confidential phone service dedicated to connecting people with community, health, and disaster services. When you call 2-1-1 San Diego, you are connected with a highly trained Client Service Representative (CSR) who can assess your needs and situation and match you to the best resources in your community.
When you call 2-1-1 San Diego for military or veterans resources and benefit information, you are connected with someone who can help you navigate the complex system, prescreen you for possible program and benefit eligibility, and connect you to resources.