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This website was designed to provide a comprehensive list of the most critical resources needed for Veterans and their dependents.

Each button is laid out so that you may find information and has a LOCAL PROVIDER associated with it which will directly link you to a live person in Santa Cruz County.. You will find a description and a link to more information within each button.

Some benefits, resources, and facilities that are available can be difficult to navigate or understand. It is important to work with those dedicated professionals that can assist you on your journey.

Why use this site?

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This website was designed with the intention of providing a “one-stop-shop” approach to connecting Veterans and their dependents to resources, benefits, facilities, and programs they will need throughout their lifetime.

This tool is very comprehensive, but because there as so many resources available we have paired it down to the most crucial and necessary for a healthy and meaningful well-being.

Each button has a LOCAL Provider listed so that you may find the office or person directly associated with that particular benefit to connect with for one-on-one service. In Santa Cruz we are dedicated to our Veteran Community and we hope this site helps to link you to the benefits you have earned.

Welcome Home and Thank you!
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Why use this site?

This website was designed with the intention of providing a “one-stop-shop” approach to connecting Veterans and their dependents to resources, benefits, facilities, and programs they will need throughout their lifetime.

This tool is very comprehensive, but because there as so many resources available we have paired it down to the most crucial and necessary for a healthy and meaningful well-being.

Each button has a LOCAL Provider listed so that you may find the office or person directly associated with that particular benefit to connect with for one-on-one service. In Santa Cruz we are dedicated to our Veteran Community and we hope this site helps to link you to the benefits you have earned.

Welcome Home and Thank you!

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Why use this site?

This website was designed with the intention of providing a “one-stop-shop” approach to connecting Veterans and their dependents to resources, benefits, facilities, and programs they will need throughout their lifetime.

This tool is very comprehensive, but because there as so many resources available we have paired it down to the most crucial and necessary for a healthy and meaningful well-being.

Each button has a LOCAL Provider listed so that you may find the office or person directly associated with that particular benefit to connect with for one-on-one service. In Santa Cruz we are dedicated to our Veteran Community and we hope this site helps to link you to the benefits you have earned.

Welcome Home and Thank you!

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There have been several dedicated people that have made this website come to life. We would like to thank those people.

George L.
George helped with much of the heavy lifting. His dedication and can-do attitude have allowed this website to be what it is today. His countless hours and attention to detail were so vital in the creation of this site. Thank you George!

Elaine and John C.
Elaine and John have contributed all the necessary monies to make this website a reality. Without them this site would never have existed. They have been so very generous over the last several years with their monetary support, and they will continue to support our Veteran community with their selfless dedication to our cause. Thank you!

Stevin Masuda
Stevin is our website developer and has gone above and beyond to make sure that each and every part of this site is operational. He has worked tirelessly to create what you find here, and without his tenacity and diligence we would not have this great resource. He spent many hours combing over this data and putting in the correct format for easy navigation. Great Job!

Travis D.
Travis was instrumental in the development and layout of this site.
He worked very hard to help create the original concept, and with the layout of this site. He has worked with Veterans in Santa Cruz for several years and because of his vast knowledge of resources we were able to put this site together. Semper Fi!

Thank You

There have been several dedicated people that have made this website come to life. We would like to thank those people.

George L.

George helped with much of the heavy lifting. His dedication and can-do attitude have allowed this website to be what it is today. His countless hours and attention to detail were so vital in the creation of this site. Thank you George!

Elaine and John C.

Elaine and John have contributed all the necessary monies to make this website a reality. Without them, this site would never have existed. They have been so very generous over the last several years with their monetary support, and they will continue to support our Veteran community with their selfless dedication to our cause. Thank you!

Travis D.

Travis was instrumental in the development and layout of this site. He worked very hard to help create the original concept, and with the layout of this site. He has worked with Veterans in Santa Cruz for several years and because of his vast knowledge of resources we were able to put this site together. Semper Fi!

Stevin Masuda

Stevin is our website developer and has gone above and beyond to make sure that each and every part of this site is operational. He has worked tirelessly to create what you find here, and without his tenacity and diligence we would not have this great resource. He spent many hours combing over this data and putting in the correct format for easy navigation. Great Job!

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How To Use This Site.*

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*FOR THE BEST EXPERIENCE, PLEASE USE MODERN BROWSERS (Google Chrome, Safari) (IT WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY WITH INTERNET EXPLORER)

This website was designed to provide a comprehensive list of the most critical resources needed for Veterans and their dependents.

Each button is laid out so that you may find information and has a LOCAL PROVIDER associated with it which will directly link you to a live person in Santa Cruz County.. You will find a description and a link to more information within each button.

Some benefits, resources, and facilities that are available can be difficult to navigate or understand. It is important to work with those dedicated professionals that can assist you on your journey.

Providing comprehensive resources for Veterans and their families.

Providing comprehensive resources for Veterans and their families.

Upcoming Events 2019

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March 12th 6 PM

Movie Night at the Vets Hall

Come out and enjoy a special screening of Stripes with Bill Murray. Pizza and drinks will be served.

April 9th 5pm

Monthly Meeting at Woodstock's Pizza

Join us for our Monthly Meeting at Woodstock’s Pizza in downtown Santa Cruz. Up to 25% of the proceeds from any sales will benefit Vets 4 Vets. Thank you Woodstock’s!

April 20th 1 pm to 7 pm

1st Annual Veteran Chili Cook-Off

This inaugural event will be a good time. Come out and see all Veteran Organizations compete for the best chili at the VFW Freedom Post. More info to follow soon, but mark your calendars!!

May 11th 8 am to Noon

The Human Race

The Human Race is an Annual walk-a-thon event for all non-profits in Santa Cruz County. Come out and walk with us and support your local veteran community! Meet at 2300 Delware Ave, Santa Cruz rain or shine. This is an Awesome event, and please let us know if you would like to help us raise funds for this event.

May 18th Noon

Pat Pratt Memorial Bowling Tournament

9-pin no-tap tournament to support local veterans at Boardwalk Bowl. Come out and join us for this great event!

May 23rd

Journey For Change Day

More info to follow.

June

1st Annual Vets 4 Vets Volks March

Come join us on a walk through the woods and enjoy a local brew (brewery soon to be disclosed) along with food trucks and live entertainment.

July 5th 5 pm to 8 pm

First Friday at the Vets Hall

Come out and support your local veteran artists at this event.

August

Scavenger Hunt

We are in the early stages of planning this event. If you would like to help with planning…let us know.

September/October

Pat Pratt Memorial Bowling Tournament

9-pin no-tap tournament to support local veterans. Come out and join us for this great event!

September - Dusk to Dawn

Watchfire

This overnight bonfire event is to bring those who are struggling “out of the darkness and into the light” - Join us at a special park location. Food, drinks, and entertainment provided.

November 11th

Journey for Change Walk downtown Santa Cruz

We are going to walk 22 one-mile laps around the Pacific Garden Mall with a presentation at the WW1 Memorial at the end of each lap. Join us for one lap, or many. All are welcomed!

December

Beach Cleanup

December 3rd 6 pm

Vets 4 Vets Annual Holiday Pot Luck

Annual Holiday Pot Luck Party

May 27

Memorial Day

Memorial Day