A Celebration of Life service, scheduled for Monday, will honor the victims of last Friday’s shooting on the campus of the California Veterans Home – Yountville. Executive director Christine Loeber, 48, and staff psychologists Dr. Jennifer Gonzales Shushereba, 32, and Dr. Jennifer Gray Golick, 42, served as the core clinical team for the Pathway Home, […]

March 9, 2018 — 9:00 p.m. Sacramento – We are devastated by today’s tragedy at our Home in Yountville. Our hearts are heavy for the entire Yountville Veterans Home community and the families and friends who are grieving for those who died. Nothing matters more than caring for our veterans and employees during this difficult […]

Join us on March 29th in thanking all Vietnam veterans for their service to our nation. CalVet, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 500, will host a ceremony to thank and honor all Vietnam War veterans and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the war. The event begins at noon on National […]

Women comprise approximately 10 percent of all American veterans and about 15 percent of all active duty military, but their transition to the civilian workforce can be challenging at times. That’s why CalVet will host a series of workshops over the next four months as we help local veterans ease that transition and gain real-life […]

In this video, CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani shares why March is an important month for honoring veterans throughout California with Women’s Military History Week, Medal of Honor Day, and National Vietnam War Veterans Day.

Wet conditions didn’t damper the spirit of Thursday’s groundbreaking at 1150 3rd Street as more than 50 people attended a ceremony to begin construction of a new affordable housing development that will benefit 62 veterans and 56 low-income families in San Francisco. The project is a joint effort from Swords to Plowshares, Chinatown Community Development […]

The CalVet Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) program received a prestigious honor this week in the nation’s capital. The DVBE program was awarded the Pillars of Excellence for Innovative State Programs by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA) during the organization’s annual conference […]

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Next week, CalVet will hold the first of several specialized workshops designed to assist Native American and rural veterans with applying for local, state, and federal benefits. Native American and rural veterans often face challenges in accessing the benefits they have earned through their service. Last year, CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani visited Native American […]

Nearly 100 people attended a ground-breaking ceremony Wednesday morning in Ventura County to kick off construction of a new affordable housing development that will benefit 40 veterans and their families. The project is a joint effort of the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA), California Department of Housing and Community […]