Veterans Connect

Our Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is staffed by trained volunteers who provide information about veteran benefits, resources, and local services. Veterans and family members can learn about state and federal education, employment, housing, health, disability, and other benefits. The VRC features a circulating book collection, up-to-date information from service providers, and access to Internet-connected computers.

For more information please call (650) 323-0362.

Locations

Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for volunteers to enhance how we engage with the Veteran community at the libraries and in the San Mateo County community. Volunteers would support outreach, programs, and promotion of library programs and events on topics that appeal to Veterans, their family members and the public. If you are interested you can find more details by checking our current volunteer opportunities:

Hotlines

  • San Mateo County Veteran's Service Office: (650) 802-6598
  • National Call Center for Homeless Veterans: (877) 4AID-VET (424-3838)
  • Veterans Crisis Line: (800) 273-TALK (8255)
  • Wounded Warrior Resource Center: (800) 342-9647

Resources

General | Employment | Health | Education | Links for Local Services | Women | Other Programs


General

Employment

Health

Palo Alto Division
3801 Miranda Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(650) 493-5000 | (800) 455-0057
Menlo Park Division
795 Willow Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 614-9997
  • Covered California
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    Compare affordable, quality health insurance options and choose the one that best fits your needs and budget
  • VA Mental Health Resources
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    Provides information and resources for mental health issues including: anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, military sexual trauma, PTSD, schizophrenia, substance abuse, suicide prevention
  • SamTrans Veterans Mobility Corps (VMC)opens a new window
    (Part of Senior Mobility Initiative). Addresses transportation challenges faced by Veterans due to disabilities brought about by aging or injuries sustained during their service to our country. VMC recruits and trains volunteer veterans to help veterans with disabilities to acquire skills needed to access the mobility options for which they are eligible. Contact: Jean Congetopens a new window, Senior Mobility Project Coordinator, San Mateo County Transit District, (650) 508-6362. More information hereopens a new window.
  • Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Handbookopens a new window
    Updates Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reference information on the health care benefits available to enrolled Veterans and beneficiaries.
  • Mesothelioma Veterans Centeropens a new window
    Mesothelioma is a rare cancer and very few treat it. Approximately 6,000 veterans afflicted with this asbestos-caused cancer died between 1999 and 2005 alone. The Center specializes in connecting patients with doctors and treatment options that are best suited for them. They also connect patients to clinical trials, VA benefits, and even assist in obtaining travel grants to patients needing to see a specialist. The services and resources are 100% free to patients and family members.

Education

Links for Local Services

Women Veterans

Other Programs

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