Veteran's Resources

Welcome to San Francisco’s 311 veterans resource center—a collection of resources exclusively for veterans. The City of San Francisco recognizes your sacrifice and would like to honor your service with our 24x7 veterans’ service center available to all veterans and no one else.

Here you can connect with government agencies and non-profit organizations whose missions are to meet your particular needs, including: healthcare and mental health services, education benefits, and employment opportunities.

For more information or to help navigate these programs and resources please call 311.

Now that you have served us, it is time for us to serve you.

General Resources for Veterans

Swords to Plowshares
Counseling and case management, employment and training, housing and legal assistance, mental health services
 San Francisco Veterans Service
Veterans claims assistance for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits and entitlements
California Department of Veterans Affairs
Veteran services, tax exemptions, DMV fee waivers and other veteran-related information
 Services for Disabled
Benefits, Education, Health, Transportation, Housing, Employment, etc information for disabled veterans
San Francisco Aging and Adult Services
Coordinates services to older adults, adults with disabilities and their families to maximize self-sufficiency, safety, health and independence
 U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Disability, Education, Training, Vocational Rehabilitation/Employment, Home Loan Guaranty, Dependant/Survivor Benefits, Medical Treatment

Education and Training Resources

City College Veterans Educational Benefits Office
Assistance to veterans applying for and receiving educational benefits
 Employment & Training
Job training program for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans within 48 months of military separation
GI Bill Assistance
Web tool to assist veterans in applying for tuition assistance and education-related expenses
 Troops to Teachers
Referral assistance and placement services for military personnel to become teachers

Healthcare and Mental Health Services

Coming Home Project
Provides a range of counseling services to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, active-duty service members, family members, and service providers
 VA Dental Services
Dental services for qualifying veterans
Community Behavioral Health Services
Network of community behavioral health programs, clinics and private psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists
 San Francisco VA Clinic
Range of inpatient and outpatient medical, mental health and substance care services
Homeless Veterans Rehabilitation Program
Residential treatment program for homeless veterans
 VA Mental Health Services
Consultation, evaluation, and treatment for issues related to emotional well-being
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK, Veterans Press 1
Access to trained counselors 24/7  
 VA Vet Center
Broad range of readjustment services, counseling, and employment services
VA Comprehensive Homeless Center
Case management, drop-in center, medical referrals, treatment and housing opportunities, group education and counseling, VA benefits assistance

Jobs and Economic Development

Swords to Plowshares
Free resources including job training programs, career counseling, veteran job fairs, resume workshops, interview preparation, specialized programs for Iraq and Afghanistan-era veterans, work clothes, tools and school books.
 San Francisco Employment Application
Information on application preference for City and County of San Francisco employment for active-duty veterans
SBA Patriot Express Loans
Small business loans to assist veterans, active duty military, families, and widows
 Bank on San Francisco
Programs and services to assist service disabled and prisoners of war veterans with economic development and managed employment
Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS)
Provides resources and expertise to assist and prepare veterans with careers and employment opportunities.
 Employment Development Department
Veteran’s employment and training services, resume writing, job referral services, benefits and compensation assistance, and transitional assistance program

Social Services

Project Homeless Connect
Annual event that connects homeless individuals to available social services in San Francisco. Project Veterans Connect held once a year
 VA Homeless Services
Information and resources on housing, case management and treatment services
SF Homes for Heroes
Provides help to homeless San Francisco veterans with federal supportive housing vouchers, case management and clinical services.