Veteran's Resource Center

Did you serve in the military? Then you are a veteran making you eligible for a variety of benefits. The Veteran's Resource Center at the San Leandro Public Library is dedicated to helping Veterans and their families. The Center provides assistance through trained volunteers who can connect Veterans and their families to benefits and resources. The Center also provides access to books, DVDs and pamphlets on various topics including transitioning from military to civilian life, finding jobs, surviving change, Veterans benefits and managing post-traumatic stress disorders.

 

Location:

San Leandro Main Library

300 Estudillo Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577

 

Hours:

Access to resource materials at the Veterans Resource Center is available during regular library hours. Click here for Main Library hours. Benefit coaches are available Tuesday through Thursday. For specific hours, visit the Veterans Resource Center.

 

You can also make an appointment to meet with a Volunteer Veterans Benefit Coach by calling 510-577-3991.

 

The Veterans Resource Center at the San Leandro Public Library was made possible by a Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) Grant along with Veterans Connect @ the Library.

 

Telephone Hotlines

 

  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) press 1 (Para Español llame 1-888-628-9454)
  • VA Caregiver Support Line: 1-855-260-3274
  • CalVet County Veterans Service Officer: 1-844-SERV-VET (1-844-737-8838)
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Benefits

 

eBenefits - https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal Site for veterans, service members, and their families to research, find, access, and manage their benefits and personal information. It offers a personalized workspace that provides quick access to eBenefits tools. Using eBenefits tools, you can apply for benefits, download your DD 214, view your benefits status, in addition to other actions as needed. This workspace is available to you once you have created an eBenefits account.
https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ebenefits.portal

 

CalVet - https://www.calvet.ca.gov/ Learn about state and federal benefits you are entitled to receive and how to claim them. Get information tailored to your personal profile or simply browse the site anonymously. Register with CalVet to get information tailored to the personal profile you create or simply browse the site anonymously.
https://www.calvet.ca.gov/

 

CalVet Resources Book 2014 Online

(paperback copies are available at no charge in the Library’s VRC)

https://www.calvet.ca.gov/VetServices/Documents/Veteran_%20Resource_%20Book_2014.pdf#search=resource%20book

 

Vet Center

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Vet Center: Vet Centers offer a wide range of services to Veterans and their families at 300 community-based Vet Center locations.
http://www.vetcenter.va.gov/index.asp

 

Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Service members, Veterans, their dependents and survivors.
http://www.va.gov

 

Health

              

Oakland Vet Center (PTSD Support Groups)

510-763-3904

  

VA Northern California Health Care System (Oakland Outpatient Clinic)

http://www.northerncalifornia.va.gov/

 

VA Medical Center Palo Alto

http://www.paloalto.va.gov/

 

Caregiver Support

Programs are available for both in and out of home to help you caregivers as they care for Veterans
http://www.caregiver.va.gov/index.asp

 

Disabled American Veterans

Dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. The DAV accomplishes this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America's injured heroes on Capitol Hill.
http://www.dav.org/

 

Education

 

Cal State East Bay Veterans Office

http://www20.csueastbay.edu/prospective/cost-and-financial-aid/discount-programs/veterans-program.html

 

Las Positas College Veterans First Program

http://www.laspositascollege.edu/veterans/

 

VA Education and Training

http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/