Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Services & Resources

Local Resources

Monterey Veteran Resource Center - Offers a wide range of programs to address the unique needs of veterans

Location: 40 Bonifacio plaza, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 375-1184

VA Monterey Clinic - Offers a variety of health services for veterans
Location: 3401 Engineer Ln, Seaside, CA 93955
Phone: (831) 883-3800

Office of Congressman Sam Farr
Congressional Aide for veteran issues- Ryan Simon
Phone: (831) 429- 1976

Monterey Bay DAV (Disabled American Veterans) - Chapter 85

The American Legion - Chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

Location: 1110 Jefferson St Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 375-9015

Veterans Transition Center - Provide services for Monterey County's homeless veterans and their families. 

Address: 220 12th St, Marina CA 93933
Phone: (831) 883-8387

United Veterans Council of Monterey County - Established to promote the common good and welfare of all veterans, their dependents, widows, orphans, and citizens of the United States.

Career Center of Monterey County - Information on job placement, vocational training, career guidance and other veteran services

Monterey County Veterans Services Office - Provides advocacy, assistance and services designed to enhance the lives of Monterey County veterans

County Veterans' Van Program - Free van transportation may be scheduled for transport of Monterey County veterans to the VA Medical Center in Palo Alto and the San Jose VA Outpatient Clinic. Call a Volunteer Van Coordinator to schedule a ride at (831) 647-7614 and leave message with the details on the 24-hour voice mail service. 

Santa Cruz County Veterans Services

Dean Kaufman

Veterans Advocate
842 Front Street
Santa Cruz, Ca. 95060
(831) 420-7348
Veteran Assistance/Advocacy

The Student Veterans of America site provides military veterans with resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and post-graduation

Grants for Veterans - Provides a list of specific military grants for veterans, spouses and children.

GI Bill Comparison Tool - VA is making it easier to research colleges and employers approved for the GI Bill. Answer just a few questions about yourself and the school/employer you are considering. You’ll receive an estimate of your GI Bill benefits and some information about the facility’s value and affordability.

Higher Education Resource Guide for Vets & their Families - More than 150 resources to help student veterans and their families overcome the challenges of higher education and career training

AC Online Guide to College Affordability for Veterans - a veteran's education guide that addresses the topic of college affordability


VFW Sports Clips Help a Hero Scholarship - The VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" will provide service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. It’s just another way to say “thank you” to those who deserve it the most. Please click on the link for full details on the scholarship program and to apply. For additional information, email HelpAHero@vfw.org.

SVA Sponsor Scholarships - Fall scholarships open August 29th - see the website for multiple scholarships and their requirements.

Tillman Military Scholars Program - Founded in 2008, the Tillman Scholars program supports our nation’s active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in their higher education. Since the program’s inception, the Foundation has named over 400 Tillman Scholars at more than 100 institutions nationwide. Applications to become a 2017 Tillman Scholar will open in February 2017.

AT&T Veterans Scholarship - Contact ATTVetsScholarship@att.com for any additional information.

Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program - The 2016 program is currently closed, but check back January 2017 for the next program. If you have any questions, please contact wellsfargoveterans@scholarshipamerica.org.

Disabled Veterans Scholarship: The Feldman Law Firm, PLLC - The Feldman Law Firm, PLLC has announced that it will be offering two annual scholarships for disabled veterans. The scholarships focus on providing tuition assistance to disabled veterans who wish to continue their education. Their annual scholarship program is designed to help disabled veterans to continue their education through tuition assistance. Email Mike@afphoenixcriminalattorney.com if you have additional questions.

Afghanistan and Iraq War Veterans Scholarship - The AFCEA Educational Foundation is dedicated to providing academic support to U.S. military personnel. The deadline for the fall application is November 15th.

Financial Services

Military VA Loan - An independently owned, non-government site offering up-to-date information on current VA mortgage rates, purchase and refinance guides, eligibility information, energy efficiency opportunities, and more. 

Ultimate Tax Guide for Veterans - There are specific benefits veterans can take advantage of to maximize their return when filing individual income taxes. This guide has great tips, tax benefits, detailed overview of federal tax exclusions, taxable benefits and the best way to apply for benefits. This resource is completely free.

Do you have 50% or greater service-connected disability? You could qualify for reduced annual fees for fishing and hunting licenses, as well as a lifetime free pass at State of California Parks.

Health and Wellness

Vet Centers -  (877) WAR-VETS (927-8387) Readjustment counseling services to veterans and families

US Dept. of Veterans Affairs - To sign up for VA medical care and inquire about medical facilities

Returning Service Members OEF/OIF - Specific VA benefits for OIF/OEF veterans

Veterans Crisis Line - a free, confidential hotline and online chat, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for Veterans, Service members, and their loved ones, even if they are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA healthcare. Veterans and their friends and family can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or chat online at www.VeteransCrisisLine.net to connect with a trained VA responder.

Veterans and Drug Abuse - Resouces and information for veterans regarding drug abuse and addiction.

Alcohol Addiction - A self-assessment questionnaire to provide insight into alcohol addiction and solutions.

Pleural Mesothelioma - Provides information and resources and a patient advocacy program for veterans

Mesothelioma & Asbestos - Veterans make up the largest group of people diagnosed with mesothelioma. This resource provide a comprehensive look at what is available to those affected.

Information for Veterans on Mesothelioma related to possible asbestos exposure during military service

Quit Day - An important resource for veterans who smoke.

General Information

California Department of Veterans Affairs - CalVet is the state’s leading advocate and resource working so that veterans can achieve the highest quality of life.
Phone: (866) 653-2510

Military.com - A commercial site that has compiled information that touches all facets of military interests and needs

Military Order of the Purple Heart - 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.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) - A 21st century veterans’ organization dedicated to standing with the 2.8 million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan from their first day home through the rest of their lives.

Veteran Tickets Foundation - offers FREE TICKETS to sporting events, family outings, music and entertainments

VA Twitter - Stay in the loop about Veterans Affairs happenings

VA Blog

VA Facebook