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LOCAL EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS

September Events:


5th Annual Central Valley Women Veteran Stand Up

September 17th, 2018 | 8:30 am to 2:00pm
Edison Social Club, 3325 W. Clinton Ave., Fresno, CA

Join Oakland VA Regional Benefit Office at: An Annual Event Held in September In an effort to respond to the unique needs and concerns of Women Veterans, Central Valley Veterans (CVV) hosts the annual Central Valley Women Veterans’ “Stand Up” in conjunction with the Central Valley Veteran Stand Down. We are hoping that after attending the Stand Up our Women Veterans will feel more comfortable seeking the services provided at Stand Down. In addition, it’s an opportunity to identify Women Veterans that at are at risk for homelessness and direct them to appropriate resources.

What happens at this annual event?
This free event includes seminars and focus group sessions addressing the unique concerns of our Women Veterans. The day will include a continental breakfast, lunch, a free raffle, gifts, fashion show, and award ceremony. We hope to make this event an elegant and memorable day for these truly deserving women. Most importantly, they will leave with a renewed sense of pride and resiliency.

Oakland Regional Office will be there on the 17th with an information table set up to answer your questions about VA benefits and compensation, eBenefits registration, and to help with your compensation and pension claims.

For more information go to http://www.centralvalleyveterans.org

Expected participants: Veterans and their immediate family


Veterans Administration Central California Healthcare System Townhall

September 18th, 2018 | 4:00pm to 6:00pm
2615 E. Clinton Ave., Fresno, CA

Join us at a VA Town Hall with VACCHCS Director Stephen Bauman to share information, hear Veterans' feedback, and to answer your questions.

Oakland Regional Office will be there on the 18th with an information table set up to answer your questions about VA benefits and compensation, eBenefits registration, and to help with your compensation and pension claims.

For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/VAFresno/

Expected participants: Veterans, VA employees, community members, and their immediate family



Central Valley Veteran Stand Down

September 18th-21st, 2018 | 9:00am to 2:00pm
Edison Social Club, 3325 W. Clinton Ave., Fresno, CA

Join Oakland VA Regional Benefit Office on the 19th of September for the Centeral Valley Veteran's Stand Down.

The Central Valley Veterans’ Stand Down (CVVSD) celebrated its 25th year in September 2015. The Stand Down is held annually for four days during the third week in September. This event makes available numerous services at one location and provides overnight facilities for our homeless veterans including three meals per day, showers, new clothing, personal hygiene bags, sleeping bags, etc. The Stand Down is a collaboration of numerous governmental agencies at all levels, non-profit organizations, active service members and veteran organizations and private businesses availableVeterans Stand Down to assist all veterans, active service members and their families, homeless or not.

What happens at this annual event?
Our Central Valley Veterans will have access to drug and alcohol recovery counseling services, medical and dental services, numerous social service providers and be able to deal with outstanding legal issues with the help of the Fresno County Court system. They will also have access to educational counseling, employment counseling, home purchase and small business startup counseling, all of which will stimulate economic development and further help other veterans. CVV plans to host 600-800 veterans and active service members during the four days in addition to100-150 homeless veterans and family members in our tent city.

Oakland Regional Office will be there on the 19th with an information table set up to answer your questions about VA benefits and compensation, eBenefits registration, and to help with your compensation and pension claims.

For more information go to https://www.centralvalleyveterans.org/central-valley-veteranrsquos-stand-down.html

Expected participants: Veterans and their immediate family


Lake-Mendocino Homeless Veterans Stand Down Veterans Resource Fair

September 19th & 20th, 2018 | 9:00 am-4:00pm

Lake County Fairgrounds, 401 Martin St., Lakeport, Ca

Proof of Service Required: Dd214 Or Veterans Id


Free Services Include:

Veterans Benefits            Social Security

HUD/VASH                      Public Benefits

Local Non-Profits             Women’s Health

Employment Assistance

Legal Assistance               DMV

Health Screenings             Education Benefits

Many Other Services         Lunch Included

Oakland Regional Office will be there on with an information table set up to answer your questions about VA benefits and compensation, eBenefits registration, and to help with your compensation and pension claims.

-Services offered may change without notice- No knives, guns or weapons of any kind allowed. Military surplus reserved for homeless veterans.

Questions or To Volunteer-Contact Frank Parker At 707-274-9512

For more information go to http://lakeconews.com/index.php/news/57696-final-preparations-under-way-for-annual-veterans-stand-down-sept-19-and-20

Expected participants: Veterans


  



 
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Oakland Regional Benefit Office

1301 Clay St., North Tower
Oakland, CA 94612
Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm

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