Veterans Connect

Our veterans resource page is a place where veterans and family members can learn about state and federal education, employment, housing, health, disability, and other benefits.

Veterans Resource Center

The Half Moon Bay Library features a Veterans Resource Center (VRC) with a circulating book collection, up-to-date information from service providers, and access to Internet-connected computers.

Veterans Resource Center: halfmoonbay@smcl.org

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
  • 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 Conger, opens a new window, Senior Mobility Project Coordinator, San Mateo County Transit District, (650) 508-6362. More information here, opens a new window.
  • Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Handbook, opens a new window
    Updates Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reference information on the health care benefits available to enrolled Veterans and beneficiaries.
  • Mesothelioma Veterans Center, opens 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

Housing

Supportive Services

  • Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
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    Assists very low-income Veterans and Veteran households who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Services may include: Outreach, Case Management, and Assistance Obtaining Benefits, Temporary Financial Assistance with Rent, Moving Expenses, Security & Utility Deposits, Child Care, Transportation & Emergency Expenses, Housing & Credit Counseling, Housing Advocacy, Legal Assistance & Payee Services.

Women Veterans

Other Programs