Veterans

INFORMATION SITES

Veterans of Oakley

Contra Costa Veterans Service Office

What is the County Veterans Service Office (CVSO)?

The Contra Costa Veteran Services Office provides assistance to the men and women who served in the Armed Forces of America, their dependents and survivors, and the general public, in obtaining benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense (DOD), California Department of Veterans Affairs (CDVA), and other programs for veterans and their families.

Purpose

Our staff provides respectful advocacy and representation to the veterans community regarding earned entitlement rights to federal, state and local benefits and services for veterans.

We offer the following services:

  • Comprehensive benefit counseling
  • Claim development, preparation & submission
  • Case Management
  • Initiate appeals when appropriate
  • Networking with federal, state and local agencies
  • Public speaking & media relations

Information and referral for the following:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Public assistance & homeless services
  • Social Security
  • And numerous miscellaneous issues

Contact Information

Main Office
Contra Costa County
Veterans Service Office
10 Douglas Drive # 100
Martinez, CA. 94553
(925) 313-1481
(925) 313-1490  (fax)
Branch Office
Contra Costa County
Veterans Service Office
100-37th St., Rm: 1033
Richmond, CA. 94805
(510) 374-3241
(510)374-7955 (fax)

 

SWORDS to PLOWSHARES

The Military and Veterans Employment Survey

100 Vets Campaign: 100 Vets Employed in 100 Days:

With the holidays approaching, Swords to Plowshares has committed to helping 100 unemployed veterans find work in the next 100 days. Upon successful employment veterans will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card. If you are a veteran interested in participating, please use the link above.

US Department of Veterans Affairs
Official site of veterans information containing information regarding benefits, burials and memorials, jobs, public affairs, home loans, data and more.

Veterans of Foreign Wars
Official site of veterans of foreign wars

Disabled American Veterans
Official information site for disabled veterans

Resources for Veterans continuing Education

VETERANS EXPRESS
Veterans Express is a leading advocate organization who specialized in helping veterans and their families navigate through the complex application process to receive Veterans administration benefits to help pay for long term elder care services. Many U.S. Veterans don’t know about their benefit programs or how they can qualify. Senior Helpers and Veterans Express can help.

For more information go to: www.veterans-express.com.

FOR TEACHERS
Veterans Day – Honoring All Who Served
November 11 is Veterans Day, the national holiday dedicated to honoring all who have served in America’s armed forces. For information on national and regional observances, National Veterans Awareness Week, the history of the holiday, resources for students and teachers, please visit www.va.gov/vetsday.