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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Employment Preparation & Procurement, Job Training, Mental Health, Military & Veterans Organizations, Substance Abuse Dependency, Prevention & Treatment, Veterans

Mission: Vietnam veterans of san diego is dedicated to extending assistance to needy and homeless veterans of all wars and eras and their families by providing housing, food, clothing, substance abuse recovery, mental health counseling, job training and job placement services. We believe in the inherent worth of each and every veteran and his or her right to a rehabilitation program which leads to renewed self-worth and independent living. Vietnam veterans of san diego, as an organization, shall accomplish this through appropriate related goals.

Programs: Supportive services for veteran families: provides eligible veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining va and other benefits, which may include; rental assistance, utility-fee payment assistance, deposits (security or utility), moving costs (case by case basis), purchase of emergency supplies, transportation services, health care services, child care services and legal services.

the veterans treatment center (vtc) is a residential program for homeless veterans battling alcoholism, drug addiction and emotional trauma. We believe our program will be the first step toward our veterans' goal of becoming self-sufficient. This program is designed to help our veterans break the cycle of pain, anger and self-destructive behavior that comes along with drinking, drug abuse and unemployment.

veterans on point is a state-of-the-art transitional housing facility, featuring 62 beds for veterans who have stable sobriety. We named the program "on point" in reference to being the first in the marching column. Similarly, veterans who are turning their lives around with the help of transitional housing are leading the way, inspiring others to do the same.

new resolve program:the new resolve program is a 44 bed transitional housing program where veterans maintain sobriety while: working with a case manager to plan and maintain a healthier, more productive life style. Engage in individual and group therapy, improve their independent and social living skills, work with the job development team to become employed as soon as possible after entering the program. Areas of focus include: goal development - 12-step programs - self-esteem - post traumatic stress disorder - parole issues - anger management - relationship and family problems. Welcome home family program:the welcome home family program provides the necessary life skills such as positive parenting and community involvement, in a clean and sober supportive (25 bed,-7 2 br apartment) environment to strengthen, encourage and prepare families in transition from dysfunctional unhealthy living and active addiction to becoming drug free productive healthy successful families. Our clients are provided with transitional housing and taught the skills necessary to seek, obtain and maintain permanent employment. Our program assures that each client has the working knowledge required for success in independent living. Mahedy sober living house (founders program):a resident manager lives at the facility, which houses both male and female alumni of the treatment center who are employed. Resident expectations are as follows work with a case manager to plan and maintain a healthy, productive lifestyle, develop and follow a solid recovery plan, engage in individual and group therapy, improve their independent and social living skills. Residents work with counselors at the veterans treatment center on goal development, 12-step programs, self-esteem, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, individual issues, parole issues, anger management, relationship and family problems.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is the best event, in the world, to get homeless veterans and their families of the streets for a 3 day weekend of free services: food, showers, dental, medical, vision, child care, social service agencies, attorney services (pro bono), Veterans Administration benefits, haircuts, employment services, addiction counseling, housing, homeless court, Social Security, clothing, DMV and too many others to name. Every year this event gets homeless veterans and their families a fresh start.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

VVSD is a great organization that helps veterans who have lost their way. It isn't a hand out it's a hand up. I was recently selected to serve on the BOD for VVSD a volunteer position. I sought to serve because i strongly believe in their mission.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Since 1999 I have been actively associated with VVSD. In the beginning as a client, then as an alumni and currently as an employee. Over the years I have witnessed the lives of countless homeless and needy veterans being saved with the help of an amazing staff. Veterans have gone from hopeless to determined, from unemployable to managers, and from homeless to homeowners as a result of VVSD's services. It is an amazing program; one I am honored to be a part of.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Veteran's Village provides shelter and food every night during the winter for over 400 homeless veterans in San Diego County. During the warmer months over 250 are similarly served. Substance abuse programs, job training and placement and on-going support are also provided. Veteran's Village returns citizens to productive lives in our community.