Veterans Advocacy and Assistance
California Veterans Resource Book Ch. 7: Advocacy and Assistance
Support for Minority Veterans
While minority veterans comprise approximately 43 percent of the total California veteran population, as a group this population of veterans are less likely to access their USDVA benefits than non-minority veterans. Minority veterans are also likely to bare undue burdens both during and after their service as a result of prejudice. Below are a few of the many organizations working to address these issues.
Support for Women Veterans
If you are a woman who served in the U.S. military, regardless of how long, where or when you served, you may be entitled to benefits and services from the federal government and from the State of California. CalVet provides information, advocacy, outreach, and support to all women veterans and their families in California. For more information visit www.calvet.ca.gov/womenvets, call (916) 653-1402, email Womenveterans@calvet.ca.gov, or visit the CalVet Women Veterans page on Facebook