Resources for Veterans

The Veterans Resources Office takes a community approach to assisting veterans and their families through the transition from servicemember to student to finding the right career. While these agencies and organizations are not affiliated with Cal Lutheran they all have proven useful in the transition to civilian life. If you are familiar with an origination that other veteran and dependent students may benefit from please contact the Veteran Coordinator to have them added to this page.

 

The VET NETAlly program is an education and awareness program that develops a network of faculty, staff, and administrators committed to creating a welcoming and supportive campus environment for military service members and veterans that study at California Lutheran University.

Created by Dr. Marshall Thomas, VET NET Ally has given presentations to staff and faculty of major community colleges and universities nationwide. The VET NET Ally program supports the academic and professional, personal, and social success of service members and veterans, respects the right to privacy and confidentiality of veterans and service members.

Here is a list of current VET NET Allies at California Lutheran University:


Amanda Asquith, Lala Badal, Abraham Brevard, Jennette Bristol, Andrea Cruz, Ineke Dyer, Christopher Evans, Erin Farley, Kristy Fenstermaker, Robin Fielding, Monica Gason, Christina Helm, Joseph Huggins, Wendy Jimenez, Chiara Lamb, Amy Landes, Linda LeBlac, Ben McEnroe, Stephanie Mercer, Bernard Merkle, Sharon Nelson, Johanna Owen, Kathy Palmer, Christy Peters, Lorriane Purmort, David Rowe, Angela Rowley, Lee Schuh, Lory Selby, Erashel Vaiz, and Laura Maldonado

Local Information

Red Cross Reconnection Workshop

Request a Reconnection Workshop

Ventura County Service Office

Gold Coast Veterans Foundation

Simi Valley VFW Museum, Click here

California Lutheran University Military Veteran's Club

Ventura Military Collabortive- The VCMilC is a great local resource for events, counseling, legal and other services offered to Veterans here in Ventura County.

Loan Repayment Estimator- Allows you to locate your loans and loan services. Also, you can learn about the multiple repayment programs for federal student loans.

Team Red, White, and Blue- Connects veterans with each other and the community through positive activites that foster authentic relationships and camaraderie. Ventura county is creating a chapter and will hold events like: running, hiking, rock climbing, boxing, laser tag, golf, billards, networking and much more! Join the Team and you can recieve a free Nike Dri Fit T-Shirt and start to get connected with other veterans in the area. Like Team RWB Ventura on Facebook to keep updated on upcoming events!

eBenefits- Veterans are able to apply for veteran educational benefits online, access VA payment history, apply for VA home loan certificate of eligibility, check on compensation and pension status and much more!

Hire our Heroes- A great organization that provides FREE FLIGHTS for recently transitioning veterans to go on out of state job interviews

Also, don't forget to visit our Facebook page!

Ventura County Veteran Services

Counseling Referals

Cal Lutheran students can contact the Student Counseling Services by clicking here

The Community Counseling Services of California Lutheran University has a threefold mission: to provide high quality, affordable therapy to members of our community, to provide excellent training opportunities for our Master and Doctoral level students, and to be an active center of research within our field.

The Soldiers Project - Free Confidential Therapy for Post 9/11 Veterans and Their Loved Ones
Serving all Branches of the Military Regardless of Discharge Status since 2004

Military OneSource- Great online resources for everyone. Counseling for active duty, reserves and their dependents, as well as career resources.

Veteran Health Resource-Online resource to being awarness to mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare but deadly cancer caused by asbestos and veterans are at especially high risk.

 

Volunteer

Ventura County Veterans Court is seeking mentors to particpate. Click here for more info.

Veteran Study, see if you qualify here.

Camarillo Library is looking for volunteers to help out in their new Veteran Resource Center contact vets@camarillolibrary.org

Events

Entrepreneur Speaker Series: Wed, May 6, 6pm @ Westlake Center

Cal Lutheran's Center for Entrepreneurship continues 2015 with its next Entrepreneur Speaker Series event on Wed, May 6th. Bill Camarillo is a Marine Corps veteran, entrepreneur and CEO of Agromin. Undergraduate, graduate, Cal Lutheran personnel and business community are all invited. Please join us for another stimulating event in our popular series. Register HERE TODAY!

 

Military and Veterans Free Legal Clinic: The Ventura Military Collaborative has a free legal clinic available to all military and veterans, click here to find out more!

 

 

 

Career Opportunities

Cal Lutheran students are encouraged to sign up for CLU Postings. This is where you can find the most opportunities custom tailored to your career interests. The opportunities listed below are veteran career fairs and opportunities specifically looking for qualified veterans.

 

 

Legal Services

Free Legal Clinic: Are you a veteran or active duty member that needs an attorney or legal advice? Click here or contact veterans@callutheran.edu to help

 

 

 

 

 

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