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Veterans Resources

Veterans Resource Center

The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) helps CSUN students transition from military service to becoming successful students. The VRC promotes the academic, personal and professional development of student veterans and their dependents with support services and resources. It provides resources, peer mentoring, support groups and events.

An informational Brochure is available at the following link:

VRC brochure_2013

The VRC Website can be found at the following link:

CSUN Veterans Resource Center

 

Los Angeles Veterans Affairs 

The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System is the largest, most complex healthcare system within the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is one component of the VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN22) offering services to veterans residing in Southern California and Southern Nevada. GLA consists of three ambulatory care centers, a tertiary care facility and 10 community based outpatient clinics. GLA serves veterans residing throughout five counties: Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. There are 1.4 million veterans in the GLA service area. GLA is affiliated with both UCLA School of Medicine and USC School of Medicine, as well as more than 45 colleges, universities and vocational schools in 17 different medical, nursing, paramedical and administrative programs.
  

VA Core Values

Integrity: Act with high moral principle. Adhere to the highest professional standards. Maintain the trust and confidence of all with whom I engage.

Commitment: Work diligently to serve Veterans and other beneficiaries. Be driven by an earnest belief in VA’s mission. Fulfill my individual responsibilities and organizational responsibilities.

Advocacy: Be truly Veteran-centric by identifying, fully considering, and appropriately advancing the interests of Veterans and other beneficiaries.

Respect: Treat all those I serve and with whom I work with dignity and respect. Show respect to earn it.

Excellence: Strive for the highest quality and continuous improvement. Be thoughtful and decisive in leadership, accountable for my actions, willing to admit mistakes, and rigorous in correcting them

This resource can be found at the following link:

 
 
Explore VA

Explore VA provides a fast way to learn about VA benefits, find out which ones you may be eligible for, share information with friends and family, and apply for benefits. Visitors to Explore VA can look at their eligibility for health care benefits, including:

http://explore.va.gov/

 

2012 California Veterans Resource Book

The CalVet Veteran’s Resource Book is a guide for all California veterans and their families to assist them in utilizing all their potential entitlements and assist their reintegration back into the community. The material contained in the book is also a valuable resource for health care providers to use when assisting a veteran needing to access services and supports.

This is one of the most comprehensive veteran resource books in the country, containing a wide range of information including California County Veterans Service Officers locations, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury resources, and Homeless Veterans Programs.

The book is available at the following link:

California Veterans Resource Book 

 

 Other

Language, Speech and Hearing Center (LSHC) is offering academic coaching to Veterans enrolled at CSUN. Coaching will help Veterans develop skills and strategies to decrease distractibility when reading, improve time management and organization, and improve test preparation and performance. For more information, click below:

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Links Providing Additional Resources

 Veterans Theater Project

CSUN Office of Veterans Affairs

Veteran Peer Mentor Program

Workforce Development for Veterans