Veterans Resource Center
Programs & Services
Ways our Team Can Help
- Veterans educational benefits information
- Financial aid information and application assistance
- Academic counseling
- Peer support and mentoring
- Presentations, workshops and panel discussions
- Referrals to on-campus wellness and mental health professionals
- Access to computers and assistive technology devices
Mission & Vision
Mission: The Foothill Veterans Resource Center's mission is to ensure that our nation's student Veterans and military service members are provided quality services and opportunities for academic success, professional growth, and meaningful employment.
Vision: Our vision is to create a supportive environment that guarantees the success of our Veterans through academics, camaraderie and wellness.
Local Libraries Introduce VetNow
Free Online Support Service for Military Veterans
The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) is pleased to announce the addition of VetNow, a free service offered through all SCCLD libraries. Created by Brainfuse, a live online tutoring company, VetNow provides military veterans and their families free and easily accessible online resources specifically tailored to help United States veterans as they transition into a civilian workforce.
"According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, the State of California has the largest population of military veterans, more than 1.7 million. As a provider of free resources and educational materials, it's important our libraries offer timely and pertinent information that residents can utilize. One such resource, VetNow, provides essential information to military veterans as they search for support or assistance both locally and nationally," stated Mike Wasserman, SCCLD Joint Powers Authority Board Chair and County of Santa Clara Supervisor.
VetNow, with its wide variety of subject matter, coursework and training, is a valuable database for veterans and their families, providing resources specific to the military veteran. Once logged into VetNow, visitors have the opportunity to speak with a Veterans Administration (VA) specialist and receive one-on-one assistance in navigating VA benefits and services, applying for jobs, preparing for a variety of careers, and accessing community resources regarding education, employment, housing, and health.
Anyone interested in utilizing the VetNow resource can go to SCCLD's main website, www.sccl.org and click on the Services heading. Information can be retrieved from any electronic device connected to Wi-Fi. Key resources available to veterans include a carefully selected list of eligible benefits and community resources, live job coaching and a resume lab that helps with translating key military skills and words into transferable skills and civilian careers. Included in the resource are lessons, videos and practice tests veterans and their families can use when choosing their next career path. Online help hours with VA specialists are Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (PST).