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.



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:


  • 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


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



  • San Mateo Employment Application
    Information on application preference for City and County of San Francisco employment for active-duty veterans
  • Employment Development Department Services for Veterans
    Assists veterans and their eligible spouses maximize their employment and training opportunities
  • State Employment
    How to apply for state employment and veterans' preference
  • USAJobs
    Find jobs in the federal government- Veterans have technical skills in areas of critical importance, and many also already have security clearances required for some Federal positions


  • County of San Mateo Health Services
    Network of community behavioral health programs, clinics and private psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists
  • VA Palo Alto Health Care System
    Domiciliary Service: Provides supportive outpatient and/or residential rehab to homeless and/or substance dependent vets with the goal to return individual to optimal independent living.
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
    Compare affordable, quality health insurance options and choose the one that best fits your needs and budget
  • VA Mental Health Resources
    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)
    (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 Conget, Senior Mobility Project Coordinator, San Mateo County Transit District, (650) 508-6362. More information here.
  • Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Handbook
    Updates Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reference information on the health care benefits available to enrolled Veterans and beneficiaries.


Links for Local Services

Women Veterans

Other Programs