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Veterans Resource Center

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COVID-19 Updates: Effective Tuesday, March 17, the library is suspending normal walk-in services to minimize in-person contact due to COVID-19. During this time, staff are monitoring the library’s voicemail and emails daily. Email us at ssfpladm@plsinfo.org or call (650) 829-3860 to leave a message.

Here are some other resources for your specific Veteran service questions: 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we all do our part to address this global health crisis.

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The center provides assistance by trained volunteers who can connect veterans and their families to benefits and resources. Meet one-on-one with trained volunteers who will connect you to organizations, agencies, and library materials that will assist you with:

  • Transitioning from military to civilian life

  • Finding jobs

  • Surviving change

  • Veterans’ benefits

  • Managing post-traumatic stress disorders.

For more information, veterans and their families may call 650-829-3860, email, or visit the Veteran's Resource Center.

Locations and Hours

Main Library

840 W. Orange Ave., South San Francisco, CA 94080

We have suspended normal walk-in service due to COVID-19. Staff are monitoring voicemail and emails daily. Please call us at (650) 829-3960 or email us at ssfpladm@plsinfo.org if you need assistance.

Library Resources

Computers, laptops, tablets and Wi-Fi access are available at all South San Francisco Public Library locations.

We have additional materials on site including the California Veterans Resource Book.

Career & Education Resources

  • Accredited Schools Online offers a helpful guide to show how military experience transfers to civilian jobs and education programs that can help you meet your career goals.
  • Silent Professionals provides job search assistance in the defense and private security industry for Veterans with unique skill sets.

County Resources 

Bay Area Resources

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness-NAMI San Francisco is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of American's affected by mental illness. They offer education programs and support groups based on your needs.
  • Swords to Plowshares is a community-based not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides needs assessment and case management, employment and training, housing, and legal assistance to approximately 3,000 veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area each year.

State Resources

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  • Cal Vet provides veterans easy access to all of the state and federal benefits they are entitled to receive and how to get them.
  • The California Employment Development Department (EDD) assists veterans and their eligible spouses to maximize their employment and training opportunities. Veterans are entitled to many resources designed to help in their search for employment.

Federal Resources

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Whether you are just getting out of the service or you've been a civilian for years now, the VA Welcome Kit can help guide you to the benefits and services you've earned.

About Veterans Connect @ The Library

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California public libraries, in partnership with California Department of Veterans Affairs, are working to connect veterans and their families to benefits and services for which they are eligible. Libraries, in collaboration with community veteran service organizations, can positively impact the quality of life for veterans.

Veterans Connect @ The Library and the Veterans Resource Centers are a partnership between the California State Library, local libraries, and the California Department of Veteran Affairs. They are made possible in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technologies Act.