Resources for Veterans
The Veterans Resources Office takes a community approach to assisting veterans and their families through the transition from service member 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
Simi Valley VFW Museum, Click here
California Lutheran University Military Veteran's Club
Ventura Military Collaborative- 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 activities 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, billiards, networking and much more! Join the Team and you can receive 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 inactive veterans to go on out of state job interviews
Also, don't forget to visit our Facebook page!
Ventura County Veteran Services
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 awareness to mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare but deadly cancer caused by asbestos and veterans are at especially high risk.
Brain Injury Center of Ventura County: For brain injury (whether caused by a trauma to the head, stroke, illness or tumor) survivors and their family/support system.
Mindfulness for Veterans- Designed to enhance awareness, compassion, attentiveness, responsiveness and serenity. Please join us in an encouraging and respectful environment.
Ventura County Veterans Court is seeking mentors to participate. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Cal Lutheran students are encouraged to sign up for CLU Posting. 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.
Free Legal Clinic: Are you a veteran or active duty member that needs an attorney or legal advice? Click here or contact email@example.com to help