There are almost 2 million veterans in California. Many times, veterans are not aware of the many resources and benefits available to them upon their discharge from service. The California Assembly is committed to connecting veterans and their families with these services.
Whether you have been separated from service for many years, or have just recently come home, I invite you to take a look at the resources on this web page or visit one of my district offices. We will help connect you to agencies and organizations that can direct you to the benefits you've earned.
Please start by filling out a Veterans Reintegration Form. Someone from the California Department of Veterans Affairs will contact you.
You can also visit my office. A member of my staff will get you started, and provide you with a copy of the Veterans Resource Book.
I hope you find these resources helpful.
Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
Assemblymember Henry T. Perea
Assemblymember Perea Announces Funds Allocated in Governor Brown's Budget for Fresno Veterans Home
January 10, 2012
SACRAMENTO- Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) has announced that Governor Brown's proposed budget has $27 million allocated for hiring staff at the Fresno and Redding veterans homes. This fully funds the Fresno veterans home.
This is an important step forward that will keep the home on track to admit the first veterans this coming fall and will allow for hiring staff in the spring of this year.
"We have all worked very hard to get the veterans home open and these funds are the result of that work," Assemblymember Perea said. "This facility will serve our local veterans well for years to come."
The California Department of Veterans Affairs is holding a job fair on January 23 to begin efforts to hire the first 70 employees.
Positions available include nursing, medicine, pharmacy, mental health services, social services, sanitation and janitorial, plant operations, grounds keeping, security, accounting and more.
Those who attend the job fair will be walked through the process of how to apply for a state job and will receive assistance in filling out State applications on computers that will be provided.
Contact: Alisha Gallon 661-364-3655
Assemblymember Perea Spearheading Effort to Open Fresno Veterans Home
(Sacramento) -- Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) and hundreds of veterans received good news recently when the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on State Administration decided to reject Governor Brown's proposal to delay opening the new veterans home in Fresno.
Helpful Links for Veterans and their Families
Veterans Crisis Line
(800) 237-8255 or TEXT 838255
STATE OF CALIFORNIA INFORMATION
- California National Guard
- California Department of Veterans Affairs
- California Veterans Benefits Overview
- California Interagency Council On Veterans
- CalVet Home Loans
- California Veterans Employment Assistance
- California Civil Service Examinations Veterans Preference
- Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Certification
- California Department of Motor Vehicles Veterans and Military Personnel Information
- California Tax Information for Military Personnel
- Troops to College
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INFORMATION
- Veterans Affairs Homepage
- Veterans Healthcare and Benefits
or call 1877-222-8387
- VA Benefits Application
or call 1-800-733-8387
- Compensation and Pension
- VA Home Loan Guaranties
- Education Benefits
or call 1-888-442-4551
- Burial and Memorial Benefits
- Fresno County Veterans Services Office
3845 N. Clark St., Suite 103, Fresno, CA 93726 (559) 454-5436
- VFW Post 8900
3585 North Blythe Avenue Fresno, CA 93722-6304 (559) 275-4061
- San Joaquin Valley Veterans
4928 E. Clinton Wy., Suite 101, Fresno, CA 93727 (559) 255-8838
(559) 486-VETS Emergency Hotline
- VA Medical Center
2615 E. Clinton, Fresno, CA 93703 (559) 225-6100
- Fresno Veterans Center
3636th 1st St. Suite 112, Fresno, CA 93726(559) 487-5660
- American Legion
The American Legion, chartered in 1919 by the United States Congress, is a patriotic, community service veterans' organization with three million members, including men and women, in nearly 16,000 posts worldwide.
401 Van Ness Ave., Rm. 117, San Francisco, CA 94102
American Legion Post 509
3509 First St., Fresno, CA 93726
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0031
Tel: (916) 319-2031
Fax: (916) 319-2131
Hugh Burns State Building
2550 Mariposa Mall
Fresno, CA 93721
Tel: (559) 445-5532
Fax: (559) 445-6006