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Alliance Worknet, in a regional partnership with Merced and Madera Counties, under the Vet Connect Program, invites veterans who did not receive a dishonorable discharge to reintroduce yourself to the labor market. With the help of trained staff, Vets work to eliminate barriers to employment and self-sufficiency. Vets receive a thorough assessment of their needs to create an individual service plan. Progress in meeting goals of the plan is continuously monitored by our case managers, assuring you the professional help necessary to secure a new career.
Here is a basic listing of services that may be included in an individual services plan:
  • vocational training
  • job placement assistance
  • referral to psychological therapy
  • workshop sessions to improve basic life skills and combat alcohol and drug abuse
  • assistance in accessing health and other benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • limited financial assistance for transportation and basic personal needs

    Area Agency on Aging and Veteran Services located at
    EDD Vet Services located at
    Madera County Vet Connect at
    Merced County Vet Connect at
    San Joaquin County Vet Connect at
    General Services available through Vet Connect
    Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
    WIA provides two programs – the Veterans Employment-Related Assistance Program (VEAP) and the Dislocated Worker Program -- to aid recently separated and unemployed veterans in attaining a livable income. WIA provides training, support services and job placement assistance to help veterans return to the workforce. The program for recently separated veterans is designed to assist those who left active duty within four years of program enrollment, Campaign Veterans, and eligible spouses of veterans in accordance with the Jobs for Veterans Act. Alliance Worknet’s Veteran Services is funded through a grant from the Employment Development Department.
    Psychological Services:
    The Vet Connect program provides on-site access to a wide range of psychological therapy for its clients. One-to-one counseling is available, as well as crisis intervention sessions with certified professionals.
    If you feel there is a chance you may be dealing with PTSD, go to this PTSD Self screening available through the VA and it will help you assess what you should do.
    Phone, Fax & Copy Services:
    At our One-Stop offices,veterans are able to utilize Alliance Worknet fax and copy machines, as well as the phone for making business related calls within the United States.


    American Legion
    It is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.
    Post 74
    address: 1001 S SANTA CRUZ AVE. MODESTO, CA 95354
    Phone number: (209) 522-7474
    American GI Forum
    Committed to the purpose of the American GI Forum's standards and excellence in providing assistance to veterans and their families in the areas of veteran's benefits, education and civil rights
    Address: 1228 I Street. Modesto, CA 95354
    phone number: (209) 495-2254
    American Veterans (AMVETS)
    As one of America’s foremost veterans service organizations, AMVETS (or American Veterans) has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens. The helping hand that AMVETS extends to veterans and their families takes many forms.
    Post 2009
    Address: 1001 South Santa Cruz Ave. Modesto, CA 95354
    Phone Number: (209) 571-9105
    Meetings: 2nd Wednesdays - 10am
    California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet)
    Housing for Veterans, Farm and Home Loans - Long Term Care for Veterans, Veterans Homes - Services for Veterans, Veteran Services.
    To Provide high quality advocacy and services for all California Veterans and to increase the percentage of veterans in California who receive USDVA compensation and pension benefits to at least the national average.
    Location: 1227 O Street. Sacramento, CA 95814
    phone number: 1 (800) 952-5626
    phone TDD: 1 (800) 324-5966 (TDD)
    Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
    The DAV’s members provide grassroots advocacy and services. From educating lawmakers and the public about important issues to supporting services and legislation to help disabled veterans — the DAV is there to promote its message of hope to all who have served and sacrificed.
    Modesto Chapter 26
    Address: 5736 Meyer Dr , Modesto, CA 95358
    Phone Number: (209)522-3967
    Meets: 2nd Saturday, 10:00 AM
    Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
    Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is the nation's first and largest group dedicated to the Troops and Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the civilian supporters of those Troops and Veterans.
    Address: 292 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor New York, NY 10017
    phone: (212) 982-9699
    fax: (212) 982-8645
    Marine Corp League (MCL)
    Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.
    Mailing Address: 1301 BUNKER LANE. MANTECA, CA 95336-3020
    Phone: 209-823-8706
    Fax Attn: PAYMASTER
    Meeting Date and Time: 1st Saturday of each month @ 0945 hrs unless otherwise notified. Sometimes date is changed due to conflicting events.
    The Military to Civilian Transition Guide
    The essential steps from Corporate Gray’s Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide are online here!
    This online version includes the most important concepts from our book to help you make a successful career transition. The print version, now in its fifteenth year with more than 3.3 million copies in distribution, remains the most widely used transition guide for the military services, veterans, and their families.
    This guide will help you:
  •  Clarify your goals
  •  Get you moving in the right direction
  •  Save you time and effort
  •  Minimize your costs
  •  Connect with an excellent first post-service job
  • The steps of the career transition process outlined here include an informational section, exercises to help you apply the concept, and additional resources to further assist you in the transition process.
    Start now on your path to a new and rewarding career!
    Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH)
    The mission of the Military Order of the Purple Heart is to foster an environment of goodwill and camaraderie among combat wounded veterans, promote patriotism, support necessary legislative initiatives, and most importantly, provide service to all veterans and their families.
    Chapter 729
    commander: GARY "DOC" RUTLEDGE
    Phone: 760-723-3048
    Modesto VA Vet's Center
    If you have served in any combat zone, Vet Centers are in your community to help you and your family with readjustment counseling and outreach services.
    Location: 1219 N. Carpenter Rd., Suite 12. Modesto, CA 95351
    Phone: 209-569-0713
    Fax: 209-569-0718
    Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)
    VVA's goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans.
    VVA CHAPTER #880
    Modesto, CA
    phone: (209) 416-0200
    Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
    The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service. Since then, the VFW's voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome.
    Post 3199 location: Modesto Post PO Box 580509. Modesto, CA 95358
    Phone: (209) 537-3360


    Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Services
    Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the VA. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions, and certain benefits require service during wartime.
    Federal Benefits Booklet for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors
    Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These benefits are legislated in Title 38 of the United States Code. This booklet contains a summary of these benefits effective Jan. 1, 2011.
    Health Care
    VA's health care offers a variety of services, information, and benefits. As the nation’s largest integrated health care system, VA operates more than 1,400 sites of care, including hospitals, community clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers, and various other facilities.
    Veteran's Benefits & Services
    VA administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Veterans, their dependents, and survivors. Major benefits include Veterans’ compensation, Veterans’ pension, survivors’ benefits, rehabilitation and employment assistance, education assistance, home loan guaranties, and life insurance coverage.
    Burial and Memorials
    Burial and memorial benefits are available for eligible service members, Veterans, reservists, National Guard members, and eligible family members. Service include interment, headstones and markers, and Presidential memorial certificates. VA operates 128 national cemeteries in the United States and Puerto Rico, together with oversight and management of 33 soldiers' lots, confederate cemeteries, and monument sites.
    Phone Numbers to Veteran's Resources
    Bereavement Counseling 1-202-461-6530
    Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA) 1-800-733-8387
    Caregiver Support 1-855-260-3274
    Education 1-888-442-4551
    Federal Recovery Coordination Program 1-877-732-4456
    Foreign Medical Program 1-888-820-1756
    Headstones and Markers 1-800-697-6947
    Health Care 1-877-222-8387
    Homeless Veterans 1-877-424-3838
    Home Loans 1-888-244-6711
    Life Insurance 1-800-669-8477
    National Cemetery Scheduling Office 1-800-535-1117
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
    Pension Management Center 1-877-294-6380
    Presidential Memorial Certificate Program 1-202-565-4964
    Special Health Issues 1-800-749-8387
    Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) 1-800-829-4833
    VA Benefits 1-800-827-1000
    Women Veterans 1-202-461-1070

    Website Addresses to Veteran's Resources
    Burial and Memorial Benefits
    Civilian Health and Medical Program Caregiver Support
    Civilian Health and Medical Program
    Education Benefits
    Federal Jobs
    Office of Personnel Management
    Feds Hire Vets
    Health Care Eligibility
    Home Loan Guaranty
    Life Insurance
    Memorial Certificate Program
    Mental Health
    My HealtheVet
    National Resource Directory
    Returning Servicemembers
    Women Veterans
    VA Vet Centers
    VA Home Page
    VA Benefit Payment Rates
    VA Forms

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