Riverside Public Library

Veterans Resource Center

Arlanza Library
8267 Philbin Ave
Riverside CA 92503

Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Friday and Saturday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation."
– George Washington

Hotlines

  • National Call Center for Homeless Veterans: 1-877-4AID-VET (424-3838)
  • Sacramento County Veteran's Service Office: 916-874-6811
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Wounded Warrior Resource Center: 1-800-342-9647

Handbooks

  • California Veterans Resource Book
  • 2015 After The Military Handbook
  • 2014 Federal Benefits for Veterans
  • 2015 Benefits for Vets and Dependants
  • 2015 Getting Uncle Sam Pay College Degree
  • 2015 Military Children Scholarship Handbook
  • 2015 2015 US Military Retired
  • 2015 Veterans Health Care Benefits
  • Guide to VA Mental Health Services for Veterans and Families
  • The Valor Guide: Veterans Access to Legal Organizations & Resources An Index of Legal Service Providers for Veterans
  • Directory of Veterans and Military Service Organizations

Benefits

Register with the VA for access to earned benefits
Administers special programs, benefits and services for California veterans and their families.
Promote and honor all veterans, and enhance their quality of life and that of their dependents and survivors through counseling, Claims assistance, and education, advocacy, and special projects
Request Military Service Records and DD-214
Find out what your or your loved one's death and burial benefits are through the National Cemetery Administration.
 

Employment

 

State Employment

A listing of jobs available by job title and filing deadline.
Provides unemployment insurance, access to job fairs, and specialized job training.
A listing of local and state examinations and job resources. Some examination scores may be required for specific county or state jobs.
A centralized database of available jobs and job postings. Veterans are provided a 24-hour priority hold on all job postings, assistance in job searches and job fairs.


Federal Employment

Find jobs in the federal government. Many veterans already have security clearances and technical skills required for some government positions.
 

Health

Information for Wounded Warriors and Veterans who have a compensation rating of 100% Permanent & Total (P&T)
Health benefits and resources for veterans.
CalVet Homes provide rehabilitative, residential and medical care for aging and disabled veterans.


Clinics

Since 1977, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. We consider it our privilege to serve your health care needs in any way we can. Services are available to more than 67,000 Veterans living in a 2-county area of San Bernardino and Riverside.
The clinic operates just like a local doctor's office where patients are seen by scheduled appointment. The clinic is not an emergency center. To enroll call the clinic to schedule an interview and begin your care.
Primary care services for Veterans. Behavioral Health services including individual, group and family counseling, and other program


PTSD/TBI

This bibliographic database, covering the Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Its provides citations and abstracts to the international literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events.
Coverage: 1871 - current
Authoritative mental health information and resources for Veterans and their families.
National site for resources on PTSD treatment, programs, and locating local medical centers that treat PTSD.
Comprehensive treatment for veterans impacted by post traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and other post-combat mental health challenges.

 

Education

Assists those receiving veterans education benefits. An individual under this program may work in several fields outlined by the program while attending college courses.
Allows out-of-state veterans to pay the California resident rates at all CSU, UC or community colleges in California.
Assistance in making the transition from military service to college a seamless one.
The California State University offers unlimited opportunities to help veterans, active-duty service members and their families meet their personal and professional goals.
A college education has become an absolute necessity for veterans returning to civilian life, and community colleges provide the majority of this education, as most veterans are ineligible for direct admission to the University of California or the California State University systems.

Housing


Homeless Prevention Programs

Connects veterans with local shelters and resource centers across the country.
(Housing Choice Vouchers and Rental Assistance) - Assistance for low-income or impoverished families in finding rental homes or housing under the HUD program.

 

Real Estate benefits

Apply for a CalVet home loan with veterans benefits, including low-interest rates, low down payment and home and loan protection plans.
Eligible veterans receive an exemption on all or part of their property taxes


Women Veterans

The main federal website for women veterans including information on health, benefits, memorials, and community engagement.
Information on health care for female veterans, including a hospital and clinic locater.
Focuses on women veterans with PTSD and other post-combat mental health challenges.

Other benefits

California Department of Fish and Wildlife provides reduced-fee fishing licenses for eligible veterans.
California Department of Fish and Wildlife provides reduced-fee hunting licenses for eligible veterans.
California Department of Parks and Recreation provides a lifetime pass to eligible veterans. Scroll down the list of passes to the "Distinguished Veteran Pass" for more details
  • Veterans Cemetery - Details and application for burial in the State Veterans Cemetery in Solano County.

Service Orgainizations

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans
American Women Veterans is the nation's preeminent veterans organization dedicated to advancing and preserving the legacy of women in service to our nation.
Traumatic brain injury resource. Brain injury facts, information, symptoms and support. Resources for preventing, treating, and living with brain injury.
We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.
Transporting America's veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.
Founded in 2004 by an Iraq veteran, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the first and largest organization for new veterans and their families, with nearly 300,000 members and supporters nationwide. IAVA is a 21st century veterans’ organization dedicated to standing with the 2.6 million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan from their first day home through the rest of their lives.
The Lone Survivor Foundation restores, empowers, and renews hope for our wounded service members and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support.
Founded in 1999 to revolutionize the way the 30 million Americans with military affinity stay connected and informed, now the largest military and veteran membership organization — 10 million members strong. Military.com's free membership connects servicemembers, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more.
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Operation Homefront was formed in February 2002. It was developed to support the families of deployed service members immediately following 9/11.
OutServe-SLDN is the association of actively serving LGBT military personnel and is a non-partisan, non-profit, legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to bringing about full LGBT equality to America's military and ending all forms of discrimination and harassment of military personnel on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Paws for Purple Hearts (PPH) is the first program of its kind to offer therapeutic intervention for Veterans and active-duty military personnel by teaching those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to train service dogs for their comrades with combat-related injuries.
Paralyzed Veterans of America, a congressionally chartered veterans service organization founded in 1946, has developed a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of our members – veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.
Team RWB's mission is to enrich the lives of America's veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
UCLA Operation Mend is a groundbreaking program that provides returning military personnel with severe facial and other medical injuries access to the nation's top plastic and reconstructive surgeons, as well as comprehensive medical and mental-health support for the wounded and their families.
The successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support.
The Vet Hunters Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness for all military veterans/families and individual Americans we meet. "Saving our lost, at any cost."
Founded in 2006, and backed by over 360,000 supporters, the mission of VoteVets.org is to use public issue campaigns and direct outreach to lawmakers to ensure that troops abroad have what they need to complete their missions, and receive the care they deserve when they get home. VoteVets.org also recognizes veterans as a vital part of the fabric of our country and will work to protect veterans' interests in their day-to-day lives.
Wounded Warrior Project is a veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, service and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following the events of 9/11/2001..
The VFW is dedicated to veterans service, legislative advocay and military and community service programs.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Riverside Locations

  • Post 184 Ysmael R. Villegas Memorial Casa Blanca Post

    15340 Cayuse Ct
    Riverside, CA 925065794
    Phone: (951) 688-5278

  • Post 10267 Jurupa Post

    8607 Mission Blvd
    Riverside, CA 92509
    Phone: (951) 681-0267
    Website

  • Post 9223 Arlington Post

    10303 Arlington Ave
    Riverside, CA 92505
    Phone: (951) 688-7170

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