Veterans

We care about and honor our veterans in Solano County. The Solano Employment Connection (SEC) is committed to providing resources to assist veterans with re-entering and/or advancing in the workforce. Our Disability Veteran Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialists facilitate intensive services to all veterans including special disabled veterans, disabled veterans, economically or educationally disadvantaged veterans, and veterans with other barriers to employment (especially homeless veterans).

Veterans receive priority of service in all services and funding through the Department of Labor.

SERVICES

  • Veterans Network (Click here for Special Events/Flyers)
  • Assessment of education, skills and abilities
  • Training opportunities information
  • Opportunities to upgrade skills
  • Assisting with transitioning to the civilian workforce
  • Referrals to other support services
  • Twenty-four hour veteran hold on all CalJOBS℠ postings
  • Labor Market Information

For more information, call (707) 648-4024 and ask to speak to a Veteran Service Navigator, or visit a Solano Employment Connection location (an affiliate of the American Job Centers of California – AJCC) to learn how we can provide you with the coaching, training and support you need:

  • 320 Campus Lane, Fairfield, CA
  • 1440 Marin Street, Vallejo, CA

RESOURCES

Solano County Veteran Services

Mission: To provide counseling and assistance to, and act as an advocate for, veterans, their dependents, and their survivors, relative to federal, state, and local benefit programs based on military service.
Contact:

Veteran Services Office

Phone:(707) 784-6590

Fax:(707) 784-0927

Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00a.m - 12:00noon/1:00p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

675 Texas Street, Suite 4700

Fairfield CA 94533

http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/veterans/default.asp

The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet)

CalVet works to serve California veterans and their families. With nearly 1.8 million veterans living in the State, CalVet strives to ensure that its veterans of every era and their families get the state and federal benefits and services they have earned and deserve as a result of selfless and honorable military service. CalVet strives to serve veterans and their families with dignity and compassion and to help them achieve their highest quality of life.

Link to https://www.calvet.ca.gov/veteran-services-benefits to learn more.

Solano Community College Veterans Affairs Center

The Veterans Affairs Center (VAC) provides assistance to Veterans, Active-duty, Reservists, National Guard, and eligible dependents of Veterans and Active-duty in their pursuit of an education, obtaining their Veterans Education Benefits (including VA work-study), DoD Tuition Assistance and My CAA

Contact:

Center Phone Number: 707.864.7105

Email address: Veterans@solano.edu

Fax Number: 707.646.2092

http://www.solano.edu/veterans/resources.php

Disabled Veterans

DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families.

https://www.dav.org/

Community Action North Bay (also known as CAN-B)

Strengthens communities by providing housing and safety net services to assist those-in-need in living healthy and productive lives. They serve veterans, the physically and mentally disabled, seniors, and other vulnerable persons living in Solano County who are socially and economically at risk.

http://canbinc.org/

Veterans Treatment Court

The goal of these courts is to resolve criminal cases through treatment and support. In these courts, veterans take part in a program tailored to address their needs.

http://www.courts.ca.gov/11181.htm

The Network of Care for Service Members, Veterans & Their Families

Is a one-stop-shop for virtually all services, information, support, advocacy, and much more. Search your area’s comprehensive directory to find services for veterans; service members; family members; active-duty personnel; reservists, and more.

http://solano.networkofcare.org/veterans/services/

Helping Veterans Living With PTSD (Resources)

Resources for Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and information on the correlation of PTSD and the military; living with PTSD which includes risk factors and post-deployment risks.  Also website offers resolution on how to help our veterans to combat this mental health condition.

https://online.maryville.edu/online-bachelors-degrees/psychology/understanding-a-veteran-with-ptsd/

From Military to Public Service: Criminal Justice & Veterans

https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/criminal-justice-degree/veterans-guide/

Our guide helps vets learn about the career opportunities open to them in the criminal justice service. We discuss the advantages veterans have and explain why working in this field can be a good fit. To demonstrate these points, we look in depth at several career paths. We also highlight the transferable skills many vets have developed, which are valued within criminal justice, and we've included a list of 10 top job search databases geared to veterans.

Assisted Living Benefits for Veterans

https://www.assistedliving.org/assisted-living-benefits-for-veterans/

Assisted Living is a community organization that prioritizes helping those who are disabled and the elderly fully enjoy their healthy years and age gracefully. Our organization creates and publishes comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources. We have been featured on the Parkinson’s Foundation, US Department of Health and Human Services - Health Finder, Global Healthspan Policy Institute, and is referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the web.