Veterans Resources

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Veterans Resource Center

In conjunction with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), Fresno County Public Library is pleased to help veterans and their families. Please visit the Veterans Resource Center located inside the Central Branch Library and the Betty Rodriguez Branch Library. Our heroes can learn about state and federal education, employment, housing, health, disability and other benefits that may be available to them and their families.Call the branch to find out when a trained volunteer is available to help. Explore the options below for resources available 24/7. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the Veterans Resource Center, contact to learn more.

California's Legislative Analyst Office Report: Understanding the Veterans Services Landscape in California

Local Veterans Resources


VetNow supports our community's veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, and employment transition assistance. Learn how to access VetNow by watching this video tutorial.


Annette Wholaver, Local Interagency Network Coordinator
California Department of Veterans Affairs
1320 E Shaw Avenue #105, Fresno, CA 93710
cell: 916-539-2431

To view website click here.

Fresno County, Veterans Service Office


The County of Fresno, Veterans Service Office provides a variety of aid and information to our valley’s population of servicemen and women.

Kyle Pennington, MA, MBA, Veterans Service Officer
1320 E. Shaw Ave, Suite 105
Fresno, CA 93710
Phone: (559) 805-2082
Fax (559) 455-2498

To view website click here

VA Central California Health Care System

Welcome to the VA Central California Health Care System

“Honoring America’s Veterans with quality health care services, part of the largest integrated health care system in the U.S.”

2615 E. Clinton Avenue
Fresno, CA 93703
Phone: (559) 225-6100

To view website, click here

VA Outpatient Centers

  • Oakhurst Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
    40597 Westlake Drive, Oakhurst, CA 93644
    Phone: 559-683-5300

  • Tulare Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
    1050 N. Cherry Street, Tulare, CA 93274
    Phone: 559-684-8703

  • Merced Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
    340 E Yosemite Ave, Merced, CA 95340
    Phone: 209-381-0105

VA Central California Health Care System, Building 27
WALK-IN HOURS – 9 AM to 3:30 PM

  • They provide temporary housing.  Veterans may have to participate in some additional programs to obtain this benefit.
  • They will facilitate referrals for medical and mental health evaluations and/or other VA and community programs.
  • For some services, veterans must be VA Health Care-eligible and registered at the VA.
  • National Call Center for Homeless Veterans: (877) 4AID-VET (877-424-3838)

More information can be found here and here.

Veterans eBenefits

Official seal of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs

What is eBenefits?

eBenefits is a portal; a central location for Veterans, Service Members, and their families to research, find, access, and, in time, manage their benefits and personal information.

eBenefits offers:

A personalized workspace called My Dashboard that provides quick access to eBenefits tools. Using eBenefits tools, you can complete various tasks. You can apply for benefits, download your DD 214, view your benefits status, in addition to other actions as needed. This workspace is available to you once you have created an eBenefits account

A catalog of links to other sites that provide information about military and Veteran benefits

To view website, click here

Fresno Vet Center

Official seal of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Fresno has a local office that will assist veterans and their families.

Fresno Vet Center
1320 E Shaw Ave, Suite 125
Fresno, CA 93710
Phone: (559) 487-5660 or (877) 927-8387
Fax: (559) 487-5399

Monday thru Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Near the corner of 6th and Shaw Avenues
Go North on 6th from Shaw
At the very rear of the complex, turn left into complex -
Office is located at the far northwest corner of the building.

Combat veterans and victims of sexual abuse and their families are the main clients. They provide free readjustment and PTSD counseling. Any vet can contact them and they will direct them to the help they need. They never turn anyone away.

To view website, click here

NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Health

7545 N Del Mar Ave., Suite 105
Fresno CA 93711
Phone: (559)-224-2469

NAMI has a free 6 session educational program for veterans, service members, family and friends called Homefront, to help with some of the unique needs of current and past service members with mental health conditions.

To view website: click here

San Joaquin Valley Veterans (SJVV)

“San Joaquin Valley Veterans, a project of WestCare (SJVV) a non-profit corporation was founded out of the respect for the dedicated veterans who generously served our country in times of peace and selflessly in times of war. They offered to our country years of their personal freedom – years of experiences and memories.”

1505 N Chestnut
Fresno, CA 93703

Monday thru Thursday: 8:00 to 5:00 Closed for lunch.
Friday: 8:00 to 12:00

Veterans need to bring the following for some services:
Social Security card, ID, VA Medical Card, DD214, Proof of Income

• Offer assistance and case management to Veterans in need.
• Can help homeless vets who have some income available to them.
• Provide discount bus passes, haircut vouchers, clothing vouchers, free snacks, a computer lab, a place to sit and relax with others, or a place to watch TV.
• They can also refer veterans to other places where they can receive additional services.

Official Website: here

"Information For Wounded Warriors And Veterans Who Have A Compensation Rating Of 100% Permanent & Total (P&T)"

Click here for more information.


“The caring professionals at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances”

Click here for website


“Do you have an other-than-honorable discharge? This organization can help you appeal”

Click here for website

Additional Resources

  • Additional local resources can be downloaded from this link compiled by Fresno City College.
  • A more complete listing of resources can be found here in the official U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs publication.
  • Local Veteran Resources (printable list)