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

Monterey County Veteran Resources Directory

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.

Services and Resources

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

Santa Cruz County Veterans Services

Dean Kaufman

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

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

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. 

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

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.

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.

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.

VA Twitter - Stay in the loop about Veterans Affairs happenings

VA Blog

VA Facebook

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.

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

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

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

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. 

Miscellaneous

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 free lifetime State of California Parks pass. Find out how here!

Interested in a veteran license plate? Find out what your options are and how to get one here!

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.