Resources for Veterans


PATH Santa Barbara Homeless Shelter
Imelda Loza, Director of Programs for Veterans
(805) 884-8481

Catholic Charities in Santa Barbara
Brian Clark, Coordinator
(805) 965-7045 Ext. 106

Employment Development Department Santa Barbara
Antoinette Griffith, Veteran Employment Service Specialist
130 E. Ortega Street
(805) 568-1309

Join Up® with Veterans
Join Up International
(805) 688-3483
Email: [email protected]

Rescue Mission in Santa Barbara

(805) 966-1316

Salvation Army in Santa Barbara

They have 15 beds reserved for homeless veterans
Building located on Chapala Street
(805) 962-6281

Veterans Resource Center at UCSB
Helping Veterans Navigate the College System
Contact:  Kevin Hagedorn (805) 893-4724
Email: [email protected] 

Veterans Service Officer for Santa Barbara Area
Contact:  Andrew Miller
(805) 681-4500


Veterans Center in Ventura
Joseph Narkevitz, Director
(805) 585-1860

Stand Down for Veterans in Ventura 
Annual Event during last weekend in July
Claire Hope, Chairperson
Email: [email protected]

Continuing Education Resources for Veterans.
Healing the body after service: veterans and skin care.
Free information, resources and personal assistance to those who have been affected by mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. 
A comprehensive resource that veterans, active servicemembers, reservists, and military dependents or survivors can use to determine which college will provide the most support, in terms of both financial aid and student services.

College Guide for Veterans
Veterans have access to monthly school funding of up to $1,500 per month and career development training.

College Affordability Guide
Learn about your elegiblity for assitance.
Financial aid for Veterans
Dental care resources for veterans.
This website has put together everything an active military member or vet needs to know based on their financial literacy guides.
Home buying tips to help you make wise choices, even while embracing military living.
Here's what you need to know about your rights when you head overseas in service to our country.
United States Military veterans make up over 30% of all patients with malignant mesothelioma, caused by exposure to asbestos. Learn more about your benefits options with VA-accredited claims agents, all free of charge.
QuitDay supports anyone's desire to quit smoking tobacco for good. This website offers resources for veterans' health and mental stability.
building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.
A list of great discounts for military families!
To help veteran families talk, listen, and connect.

Veterans Benefits for Seniors
Elderly Veterans may be eligible for a wide-variety of benefits available to all U.S. military Veterans. VA benefits include disability compensation, pension, education and training, health care, home loans, insurance, vocational rehabilitation and employment, and burial.
Did you know the average military family moves every 2-3 years? In fact, estimates have found that military families relocate 2.5 times more often than civilian families. Whether it's your first move or your fifteenth, it's always good to have a little bit of help to prepare for the process ahead.