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:
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
VET CONNECT RESOURCES
Area Agency on Aging and Veteran Services located at http://www.veteranservices.info/
General Services available through Vet Connect
EDD Vet Services located at http://www.edd.ca.gov/jobs_and_training/services_for_veterans.htm
Madera County Vet Connect at https://www.maderacountyworks.com/
Merced County Vet Connect at https://www.mercedworknet.com/veteran.asp
San Joaquin County Vet Connect at http://www.sjcworknet.org/index.html
Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
WIA provides two programs â€“ 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 Worknetâ€™s Veteran Services is funded through a grant from the Employment Development Department.
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.
VETERAN'S LOCAL & REGIONAL RESOURCES
It is the nationâ€™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.
American GI Forum
address: 1001 S SANTA CRUZ AVE. MODESTO, CA 95354
Phone number: (209) 522-7474
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
American Veterans (AMVETS)
phone number: (209) 495-2254
As one of Americaâ€™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.
California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet)
Address: 1001 South Santa Cruz Ave. Modesto, CA 95354
Phone Number: (209) 571-9105
Meetings: 2nd Wednesdays - 10am
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
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
phone number: 1 (800) 952-5626
phone TDD: 1 (800) 324-5966 (TDD)
The DAVâ€™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 â€” the DAV is there to promote its message of hope to all who have served and sacrificed.
Modesto Chapter 26
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
Address: 5736 Meyer Dr , Modesto, CA 95358
Phone Number: (209)522-3967
Meets: 2nd Saturday, 10:00 AM
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
Marine Corp League (MCL)
phone: (212) 982-9699
fax: (212) 982-8645
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
The Military to Civilian Transition Guide
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.
Meeting Address: AMERICAN LEGION HALL 1001 S. SANTA CRUZ AVE. MODESTO, CA 95354
The essential steps from Corporate Grayâ€™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.
Modesto VA Vet's Center
commander: GARY "DOC" RUTLEDGE
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
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
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
phone: (209) 416-0200
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.
location: Modesto Post PO Box 580509. Modesto, CA 95358
Phone: (209) 537-3360
VETERAN'S FEDERAL RESOURCES
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.
VA's health care offers a variety of services, information, and benefits. As the nationâ€™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 Veteransâ€™ compensation, Veteransâ€™ pension, survivorsâ€™ 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
Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA)
Federal Recovery Coordination Program
Foreign Medical Program
Headstones and Markers
National Cemetery Scheduling Office
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Pension Management Center
Presidential Memorial Certificate Program
Special Health Issues
Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD)
Website Addresses to Veteran's Resources
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