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.
Summer 2019: The SVRC is open Monday - Thursday, 9am - 4pm, and closed on Friday.
Please note: Diablo Valley College is closed on Fridays during the summer from May 31 - August 16, 2019. The SVRC will be closed during the week of July 1- 5.
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.
Veterans Alliance meets on the first Friday (at 3pm) and second Tuesday (at 2:30pm) of the month in the Student Veterans Resource Center lounge.
AboutFace Self-Understanding through Self-Portraits - hosted at DVC March 16 and 23, April 13 and 14, and April 27 and May 4
Counseling and other services for the Fall 2019 semester in the SVRC will be posted in August.
Tutoring for the Fall 2019 semester will be posted in August.
Readjustment Counseling Services
1333 Willow Pass Road, Suite 106, (behind Sizzler restaurant)
Concord, CA 94520
Contra Costa Blue Star Moms
California Chapter 20
P.O. Box 6379, Concord, CA 94524
Contra Costa County Veterans Service Office
Nathan Johnson, County Veteran Service Officer
10 Douglas Drive, Suite 100
Martinez, CA 94553
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, Friday 9am-12pm
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
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
Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm
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.
1060 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
East Bay Office:
2719 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Oakland Regional Benefit Office
1301 Clay St., North Tower
Oakland, CA 94612
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Adjutant, Lt. Jerry Novakovich Post 1525
1102 Vista Point Lane
Concord, CA 94521
More resources to come.
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