Veterans

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Training and Support Services

Eligibility: Various (Dislocated workers, seniors, farm workers, veterans, disabled, youth, etc.)

Important Dates: Ongoing

Description: The CARES Act includes funding for training and support services through its programs administered by the Department of Labor (DOL). These programs benefit a wide of range of individuals, including but not limited to, dislocated workers, seniors, farm workers, veterans, disabled, youth, etc. The programs improve the employment prospects of these individuals and are designed to increase workers’ employability and earnings. The programs are delivered through the states and tailored to local economies. Additional information about these programs can be found online at dol.gov/general/topic/training

Health for Veterans

Eligibility: Veterans

Important Dates: Ongoing

Description: The CARES Act includes funding for several health programs for veterans. The funding is administered through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The legislation expands coverage for veterans’ telehealth and mental health services, waives certain requirements for enrollments and renewals in health care programs, prevents certain suspensions and dis-enrollments from health care programs, eliminates certain costs and copays for COVID-19 testing, and prioritizes access to veterans in underserved and rural areas, low-income, and at increased risk of suicide and other mental health concerns. Additional information regarding health and other programs for veterans, including local VA contact information, and applications, can be found online at va.gov

Housing for Veterans

Eligibility: Veterans

Important Dates: Ongoing

Description: The CARES Act includes funding for veterans experiencing homelessness. The funding is intended to assist veterans getting treatment and provide support for homeless or at risk of eviction veterans. The funding is administered through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The following programs are funded: Health Care for Homeless Veterans, Supportive Services for Veterans Families and the Grant and Per Diem program. Additional information regarding about program eligibility, requirements and contact information can be found online at va.gov/homeless/housing.asp

Resources for Veterans

If you or your family is in need of anything while your spouse is deployed, please call your Family Readiness Officer (FRO) at your home base. To reach the nearest County Veteran Service Office from anywhere in the state of California, please call 844-737-8838.

Veteran Crisis HOTLINE800-273-8255
Riverside County Department of Veteran’s Services951-955-3060
NWS Seal Beach Navy Base (Seal Beach)562-626-7011
Naval Hospital Pendleton Navy Base Camp (Oceanside)760-725-4111
Naval Air Facility Navy Base (El Centro)760-339-2220
Naval Medical Center Navy Base (San Diego)619-532-6400
March Air Reserve Base Air Force (Riverside)951-655-1110
NS San Diego Navy Base (San Diego)619-556-1011
Point Loma Navy Base (San Diego)619-553-1011
North Island Naval Complex Navy Base (San Diego)619-545-8167
Naval Base Coronado Navy Base (San Diego)619-545-1011
Twentynine Palms Marine Corps (Twentynine Palms)760-830-6000
MCRD San Diego Marine Corps Base (San Diego)619-524-8762
MCAS Miramar Marine Corps Base (San Diego)858-577-1011
Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base (San Diego)760-725-4110
Los Angeles Air Force Base (El Segundo)310-653-1110
Camp Pendleton’s Camp Talega Part of San Diego760-725-7098


How to Protect Yourself

  • Learn to use VA Video Connect through the VA mobile app store or by contacting with your VA care team, before any urgent problems arise.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick or becoming sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue (not your hands) and throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Getting a flu shot is recommended.