Outside Resources

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 organization that other veteran and dependent students may benefit from please contact the Veteran Coordinator to have them added to this website.

Counseling Referrals

In addition to student and community counseling services at Cal Lutheran, help is available through several outside programs.

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. Learn more about 

Red Cross Reconnection Workshops are held in small groups and facilitated by licensed, trained Red Cross mental health professionals to help service members reconnect with their families and reintegrate into civilian life. Download Information Brochure (PDF) and Workshop Request Form (PDF).

H.O.P.E. for Warriors - "Horses Healing Heroes with Honor" is an equine assisted psychotherapy program, a certified EAGALA Military Services Provider, using horses experientially for emotional growth and healing. Download Information Brochure (PNG).

Local Organizations

Local services and resources for veterans and active duty personnel.

Ventura County Service Office

Gold Coast Veterans Foundation

Simi Valley VFW Museum

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

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!

Volunteer Opportunities

Give back and get involved in the community.

Ventura County Veterans Court is seeking mentors to participate in Veterans Intervention Program. Download an Information Brochure (PDF).

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

Career Opportunities

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 in the Military and Veteran section are veteran career fairs and opportunities specifically looking for qualified veterans.

Veterans and their families sought to participate in an early childhood education program study through UCLA. Download an Information Brochure (PDF).

Legal Services

Are you a veteran or active duty member that needs an attorney or legal advice?

Free Legal Clinic - Legal clinic free to all military personnel and veterans on the first Friday of every month.

Contact veterans@callutheran.edu for help.

Penal Code 1170.9 may be applicable to your case if you are facing criminal charges to help you seek treatment instead of incarceration. Download Information Brochure (PNG).