Category CalVet Team

Sacramento’s Mather Veterans Village breaks ground on two new VHHP projects

The sound of afterburners can be heard throughout the day from the nearby base at Mather Veterans Village in Rancho Cordova. But for the veterans who now call this place home, they’ll be listening to a new sound soon as construction begins on two new projects next door. Luckily for current residents, they have double-paned […]

CalVet’s Thuy Mascorro named Woman of the Year

Thuy Mascorro, administrator of the California Veterans Home in Chula Vista, was named Women of the Year by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher. She received the California State Assembly’s 80th District “Woman of the Year” Award last Wednesday, April 4. Mascorro was nominated for her work at the veterans home and in the community. She began […]

CalVet Secretary Issues Statement on Yountville Veterans Home Shooting

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 […]

Honoring Veterans throughout the month of March

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.

Mission Bay Affordable Housing Development for Veterans Breaks Ground in San Francisco

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 […]

CalVet Receives National Recognition for DVBE Program Success

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 […]

CalVet participates in State Council to reduce and prevent homelessness

California leads the nation in the number of homeless residents, including vets. It’s an important issue that is being addressed by many organizations, including CalVet and other state agencies, local governments, non-profits and the State Legislature. Senate Bill 1380, adopted in 2016, builds on existing efforts. It created a Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council to […]

Video: Governor Brown’s Proposed Budget Supports Veterans

Governor Brown’s proposed budget for 2018-19 reaffirms his ongoing commitment to California’s veteran community. The proposed budget includes a $6 million net increase to help support or expand CalVet’s programs to meet the changing needs of our veterans. In this video, CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani discusses how the proposed budget will benefit veterans programs […]

CalVet Strategic Plan Lays Out Key Priorities for Next Three Years

At CalVet, we’re passionate about our mission to serve California’s 1.7 million veterans and their families. We’ve accomplished much in recent years and we’re excited to chart the course for future successes. CalVet’s 2018-2020 Strategic Plan will guide our efforts over the next three years. This document defines our mission, vision, guiding principles, goals and […]

CalVet Employee Recognized for Introducing Youth to the World of Flight

CalVet’s own Thomas Bucci was recently recognized for flying more than 1,000 young people as part of the Young Eagles Program, which seeks to introduce and inspire kids in the world of aviation. For the past 15 years, Bucci has been flying youth out of Vacaville’s Nut Tree Airport, through the national Experimental Aircraft Association […]