Veteran of the Year and Resources for Veterans
Nominate someone for Assembly District 19 Veteran of the Year
- Must be an active or retired veteran of the five Armed Forces of the United States, including Reserve or National Guard, or the United States Merchant marines.
- Must be able to attend ceremony in Sacramento in June, actual date is pending.
- Nominated Veterans must live within the 19th Assembly District which encompasses Western San Francisco, Daly City, Broadmoor, Colma, and portions of South San Francisco
Any questions or if you need a hard copy of the form, please contact Alex Walker at 415-557-2312.
Nomination Deadline: 4/30/2018
To find resources available for veterans, please scroll down or click here.
We have more than two million veterans living in the state of California, and over 30,000 veterans live right here in San Francisco County. Our state must strive to recognize and honor the sacrifices in order to keep our country safe. Fortunately, San Francisco County is also home to organizations and agencies that offer a wide range of services and are dedicated to assisting local veterans. The following resources will be an important guide about the different resources that are available to them:
myCalVet - provides veterans and their families the opportunity to create a customized profile which targets the benefits, resources, and services available in their community and throughout the state.
VETERANS CRISIS LINE - Veterans and their loved ones can call (800) 273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, or call your local 24-hour mental health crisis line.
FIND A COUNTY VETERANS SERVICES OFFICE NEAR YOU - County Veteran Service Offices (CVSO) are the key agencies in providing California's Veterans with assistance and connection to benefits and services in local communities throughout the state.
Access to Housing and Education
The College Tuition Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents - The College Tuition Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents benefit waives mandatory system-wide tuition and fees at any State of California Community College, California State University, or University of California campus for qualified dependents of certain Veterans.
CalVet Veteran Homes - Veterans who are age 55 and above, and discharged from active military service under honorable conditions, are eligible to apply for admission. The age requirement is waived for disabled or homeless veterans needing long-term care.
CalVet Home Loans - If you are ready to buy a home, CalVet Home Loans is here to meet our Veterans' home financing needs.
General Assistance and Information
San Francisco Online Veterans Resource Center - Connect with government agencies and non-profit organizations whose missions are to meet your particular needs, including: healthcare and mental health services, education benefits, and employment opportunities.
San Francisco Veterans Affairs Commission - Holds hearings and submits recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor regarding the problems, interests and needs of veterans.
San Mateo County Veterans Services Office - Information and referrals for clinical, medical, counseling, nonprofit services, and emergency assistance are available.
San Mateo County Veterans Commission - Promotes programs and policies that address the unmet needs of veterans in San Mateo County.
Minority Veterans - The Minority Veterans Division is the California Department of Veterans Affairs model for inters-and intra-agency co-operation, to ensure all Veterans receive equal service regardless of race, origin, religion, gender or sexual orientation.
Women Veterans - CalVet division for Women Veterans provides information, advocacy, outreach, and support to Women Veterans and their families.
Vet Verify - A new Veterans Online Shopping Benefit that allows you to sign up for tax-free, online shopping on select clothing, electronics, food and more at the online Exchange.
In addition, my staff and I are always ready to offer assistance on any state issues that you may have. Please do not hesitate to call my district office 415-557-2312 to speak with a representative!