Category CalVet Team

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 […]

Veterans Home Staffer Makes A Stellar Discovery

Last week, CalVet staff member Dana Patchick, of the California Veterans Home in Los Angeles, was featured in the February edition of Astronomy Magazine for a stellar sighting. Patchick located a bipolar planetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus, and was credited with the discovery.  That find earned him naming rights for what is now Patchick 5 (Pa […]

Elizabeth Perez Named CalVet Deputy Secretary for Minority Veterans

Elizabeth Perez of Vista, Calif. joins CalVet as deputy secretary of minority veterans. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the appointment Jan. 8. She will lead CalVet’s Minority and Underrepresented Veterans Division, which advocates on behalf of minority and LGBT veteran communities, seeks to identify and address gaps in service, and supports activities that address the […]

A Holiday Message & 2017 Year in Review

We’ve been working hard to serve California veterans. Hear from CalVet Secretary, Dr. Vito Imbasciani, as he shares a holiday message – and some of what we accomplished in 2017. Happy Holidays from all of us at CalVet!  

How the Yountville Veterans Home survived the Napa Valley Fire Storm

All day Sunday, October 8th, strong winds blew throughout Northern California, pushing wildfires over hills and through canyons all over the North Bay. In Napa and Sonoma counties, hundreds, and then thousands, of people lost their homes. Through the night, winds blew wildfires toward almost 900 elderly people living at the California Veterans Home in Yountville.

CalVet simplifies hiring process to attract top talent

At CalVet, serving veterans is more than just our mission. It’s the best possible job we can imagine. Not only do we help ensure that all veterans in California have access to their benefits, but we also provide care and a place to call home to 2,500 people living in our veterans homes. We want […]

CalVet Goes “Above & Beyond” in Contracting With Veteran-Owned Businesses

CalVet consistently leads the state in contracting for supplies and services through certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBEs). In the past year, our contracting with DVBEs far exceeded the state goal of three percent, and even exceeded our internal agency goal of five percent. We are pleased to report that last year CalVet spent 11.82 […]