Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC)

The SVRC opened in September of 2016 with generous support from Sentinels of Freedom with the vision of creating a community for veteran students at DVC. The center offers dedicated study areas, a computer lab, student meeting space, comfortable lounge to build comradery and relax, small kitchenette, and connections to other resources.

Hours of operation 

Summer 2018 Hours: The SVRC will be open June 18 - July 26, Monday - Thursday, 9:00am-4:00pm. 
Please note: Diablo Valley College will be closed on Fridays from May 29 - August 17, 2018.

Regular hours of operation are Monday - Thursday from 8:30am to 4pm.

Contact us

Telephone:  925-969-2237 
Center's location: Learning Communities Annex campus map

Diablo Valley College Veterans Alliance (DVCVA) student club

The Purpose of the Diablo Valley College Veterans Alliance (DVCVA) is to provide a community of support for military veterans and their families. In order to meet the needs of current and prospective student veterans, the DVCVA will work to inform faculty, staff, and the greater student body in order to provide them with the knowledge and tools to properly support our student Veterans, support academic and co-curricular experiences, and facilitate preparation for goals beyond graduation.

Find us on Facebook and DVCsync.

For additional information, contact Leonard Baxa (Interclub Council Representative) at lbaxa510@insite.4cd.edu

Veterans Alliance meeting dates for Fall 2018 are to be announced.

Services

Tutoring

Algebra, Calculus, Trigonometry - Wednesdays, 11am - 2pm 

Physics - Thursdays, 1 - 4pm

Sign-ups are available in the SVRC.

Resources

Concord Vet Center

Readjustment Counseling Services
1333 Willow Pass Road, Suite 106, (behind Sizzler restaurant)
Concord, CA 94520
Phone: 925-680-4526

Contra Costa Country Blue Star Moms

Contra Costa Blue Star Moms
California Chapter 20
P.O. Box 6379, Concord, CA 94524
Email: ccbsm@ccbluestarmoms.org

Contra Costa County Services

Contra Costa County Veterans Service Office

Nathan Johnson, County Veteran Service Officer
10 Douglas Drive, Suite 100
Martinez, CA 94553
Phone: 925-313-1481
Fax: 925-313-1490

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, Friday 9am-12pm

Direct Deposit of Educational Benefits Payments

Online: Login to WAVE (Web Automated Verification of Enrollment) (or create an account if you are a new user). On the WAVE main page, click on the link that says "Direct Deposit Enrollment Form". This form can be submitted electronically, or you can print out a hard copy and mail it to your local Regional Processing Office.

By phone: Direct Deposit center, 1-877-838-2778

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

www.iava.org

Shelter, Inc.

SHELTER, Inc.’s Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) is one of 151 programs funded by the VA as part of a nationwide effort to end veteran homelessness. Under the SSVF program, VA awards grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives to provide supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing.

SSVF serves veterans who are at risk of losing their housing as well as those veterans who are homeless.

The SSVF program provides eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits.

In addition, SSVF may also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g. landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help Veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis. We work with Bay Area Legal Aid who provides services consultation to veterans in areas such as housing, benefit acquisition and discharge upgrades. Please visit Support for Veteran Families for participant requirements.

1333 Willow Pass Rd., Suite 206
Concord, CA 94520
Phone: 925-338-1038
http://shelterinc.org/programs/ssvf.html 
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Swords to Plowshares

Founded in 1974 by veterans, Swords to Plowshares is a community-based not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides needs assessment and case management, employment and training, housing, and legal assistance to approximately 3,000 veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area each year.

Main Office:
1060 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA  94103
Phone: 415-252-4788

East Bay Office:
2719 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-844-7500

Email: info@swords-to-plowshares.org

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Benefit Office

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Oakland Regional Benefit Office
1301 Clay St., North Tower
Oakland, CA 94612

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Carolyn L. Black, Field Service Officer
3829 Fallbrook Court
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Phone: 925-267-3309

Email: clblack@comcast.net

More resources to come.