Expanding Community Involvement
in San Diego County
to Support Veterans and Military
And in this pandemic our work is more important than ever.
Veteran/Military Families: Get Connected Here
Community Members: Join our Resource Network
Sister Program: VCC St. Joseph County/South Bend
San Diego community connections made
in FY 2019
Participants experience a helpful connection, receiving the information, product, service they desired
Vets/Military families feel more connected to their community
as a result of their VCC connection
VCC is responding to San Diego's pandemic impacts:
Read more HERE.
Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide:
While there are thousands of great organizations serving veterans across the country, one need in particular continues to go unmet: Veterans don’t feel connected to their civilian communities. Over half of veterans and military report feeling disconnected from the communities in which they live.
Likewise many civilians don’t want to SAY something—like “thanks for your service.” – they want to DO something. They want to give of themselves, in timeframes that work in their busy lives, and offer their knowledge and support when its needed.
VCC fills this gap; we’re the bridge across this civilian-military divide. We help veterans forge connections to community members AND we help Americans forge connections that help serve our veterans.
VCC topic areas include:
Neighborhoods & Recreation
What are the schools like in this neighborhood? Where can our family members get involved in sports?
Career Paths & Education
Can I talk to someone in the health field to find out if that career is really for me? I'd like to get some advice on majors/degrees?
What museums and venues offer discounts or special engagements for veterans and military families? Where can I get trusted car/home repair?
Mask Donations for USNS Mercy
The San Diego Nurses Association recently reached out to VCC to ask if we would help promote a need for masks for the nurses serving aboard the USNS Mercy. Their goal was to collect 160 masks. Not only was VCC able to collect and deliver the requested number of masks, we exceeded their request and… Continue readingContinue reading