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. The center is open to reserves, active duty, veterans, and their dependents. 

Hours of Operation 

Fall 2019: The SVRC is open Monday - Thursday, 8am-5pm, and Friday, 8am-4pm. 
Please note: Diablo Valley College will be closed in observance of the following holidays: September 2 (Labor Day), Native American Day (September 27), Veterans Day (November 11), Thanksgiving (November 28-29), and Winter Recess (December 16-January 27).

Diablo Valley College Veterans Alliance (DVCVA) student club

Purpose

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.

Meetings

Fall 2019 Meeting Dates

1st and 3rd Monday of the month - 4pm in SVRC Lounge

September 16
October 7
October 21
November 4
November 18

2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month - 5pm in SVRC Lounge

September 10
September 24
October 15
October 29
November 12
November 26

Contact

Find the Veterans Alliance on Facebook and DVCsync.

 

Events

Please click here to view DVC's calendar of events.

Services

Counseling and Services

Drop-in counseling with Alberto Aranda is available Monday-Thursday from 11:30am-12:30pm in the PUMA Center.

Tutoring

Tutoring for the Fall 2019 term will be posted in September.

 
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
http://www.ccbluestarmoms.org/index.php

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
http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/1557/Veterans-Service

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
https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave/index.do

 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. 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
https://www.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
https://www.benefits.va.gov/oakland/
Veterans Accession House
Transitional Housing for Student Veterans
Leonard Ramirez
925-267-4371
Email: info@vahouse.org
https://www.vahouse.org/
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Jerome Hudson
Adjutant, Lt. Jerry Novakovich Post 1525
1102 Vista Point Lane
Concord, CA 94521
925-672-3007
Email: hudsonjk@astound.net


Contact Us

Program Coordinator Brian J. Vargas
Telephone 925-969-2237
Email b.vargas427@dvc.edu
Center Location SVRC is in the Learning Communities Annex (LCA) campus map