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Off-Campus Resources

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Community Support Network

Santa Cruz County Veterans Memorial Building
846 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Hours: Wednesday 9am - 3pm


  • VA Medical Outreach: VA Physicians are on staff to assist vets with their healthcare needs.

  • VA Harm Reduction: Substance abuse group 10:30 am to Noon

  • Brenda Taylor-Harris (650) 444-7093

  • VRSI Outreach: Vocational Rehabilitation service for homeless veterans

  • Paget Center screenings: Emergency 90-day housing for homeless vets

  • 21st Century Vet services for all vets. Not-for-profit 501(c) 3

  • Veteran Advocate services will assist any veteran for any need

  • VSO assistance with claims representation

  • Continental breakfast, lunchtime meal service, and food pantry


21st Century Vet

Bill Manich/John Ramirez
842 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
(831) 421-0153/ (831) 359-9924 /

Santa Cruz County Veteran Advocate

Dean Kaufman
842 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
(831) 420-7348 cell
Health & Wellness

VSO (Veteran Service Office)

Provides readjustment counseling and outreach services to all veterans who served in any combat zone. Services are also available for their family members for military related issues.

By appointment only for both locations

Santa Cruz Office:
842 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
(831) 458-7110

Capitola Office:
1350 41st Avenue, Suite 102
Capitola, CA 95010-3906
(831) 464-5519
By appointment only and not for emergencies

VA Harm Reduction Group

Brenda Taylor-Harris (Counselor)
Meets at VMB 846 Front Street every Wednesday 10:30am-Noon
(650) 444-7093



Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless vets
Housing Resource Group at Capitola Vet Center on 41st Ave
Every Wednesday from 1pm – 2pm
Lead Social Worker
Shannon Healer
(650) 269-5945

Paget Center

90-Day Emergency Housing Program for Homeless vets
Eligibility screenings Wednesday at VMB 846 Front Street
Contact: intake coordinator (831) 227-8097

VRC Veterans Resource Center

1658 Soquel Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95065
(831) 477-7515
*SSVF Grant – provides deposit and rent assistance to homeless veterans*

VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Provides medical, housing or counseling services for veterans.


EDD (Employment Development Department)

2045 - 40th Avenue Suite B
Capitola, CA 95010
Vet Rep: Allan Hankh
(831) 464-6279

VRSI (Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists Inc.)

Employment services for homeless veterans
Meeting with veterans at VMB 846 Front Street every
Wednesday 9am to noon
(831) 393-4080

Four-Year University Partners

University of California, Santa Cruz

UCSC S.T.A.R.S. Veteran Resource Center
Vets Center at Kresge College
(831) 459-1520
Certifying Official- Gloria Lozano
(831) 459-2709

CSU Monterey Bay

Giselle Young
Veteran Services Coordinator
Office of the Registrar
831/582-3608 Direct Line
831/582-3085 Main Office
831/582-3087 fax

San Jose State University

Maggie Morales
Program Director
(408) 924-6299

Additional Resources

Veterans Resource Center of America

(707) 578-2785
A community based veteran’s service agency with a 40 year history of providing veteran programs.

Veterans Services of Santa Cruz County

(831) 454-7276

A State and County funded agency, established in 1946 to assist veterans, military retirees, and their families in obtaining benefits earned by military service.

Veterans Online Application for Benefits

Claims for Veterans Pension Benefits, Education benefits, Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment benefits, and Burial benefits can still be submitted online through VONAPP.

Troops to College

The California State University offer unlimited opportunities to help veterans, active-duty service members and their families meet their personal \and professional goal

Transition Assistance Program

The program provides comprehensive services to our nation’s Service members to transition to work, life, and home after the military.

Department of Veterans Affairs

Responsible for administering veteran’s benefit programs for veterans, their families, and to survivors.

Useful Contact Numbers


  • Cal Fresh: 1 (888) 421-8080

  • Food Line/Food Resources: 662-0991

  • WIC (Women Infants Children):  (SC) 426-3911 (W): 722-7121

Health and Wellness

  • Medi-CAL: 1 (888) 421-8080

  • Walnut Ave Women’s Center: 426-3062

  • Planned Parenthood: (SC) 426-5550 (W)724-7525

  • County Mental Health(call services): (SC) 454-4170 (W) 763-8990

  • Santa Cruz Women’s Health Center: 427-3500

  • Salud Para La Gente (Dental):  (SC) 426-3413 (W)728-0222

  • Suicide Crisis Support Hotline: 458-5300

  • Access Team (24-hour mental health assessment and referral):  1-800-952-2335

  • ALA-Teen: 462-1818

Additional Resources

  • 2-1-1 (For help on additional resources): 1-800-273-6222

  • Non-Emergency Police: (SC)471-1131 (W)471-1151

  • DMV: 1(800)- 777-0133

  • PG & E: 1(800) 743-5000


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