220 12th Street, Martinez Hall, Marina, CA 93933
Phone: (831) 883-8387
Fax: (831) 883-3024

Our Mission

Many veterans, who served America with honor and distinction during times of war and peace, now find themselves homeless. Helping these servicemen and women get off the street is not giving them a handout, it is merely providing a down payment on a debt that can never adequately be repaid.

The mission of the Veterans Transition Center is to provide services for Monterey County's homeless veterans and their families. By providing veterans with traditional housing, emergency services and case management programs, veterans will once again become employable, productive members of the community. VTC does not simply offer short term solutions to homelessness, it strives to better the lives of homeless veterans and aims to give them the tools they need to help themselves. 

2014 Monterey County Homeless Veterans Stand Down

Stand Down 2014, to be held August 1-3 on the former Fort Ord in Seaside, California, is a bi-annual event led by the VTC and supported by the United Veterans Council. This vitally important program provides food, clothing, shelter, and a wide variety of services - including medical, dental, legal, and veterinary - to homeless Veterans, their families, and their cherished pets. Staffed by more than 400 volunteers, your generous financial support provides food, clothing, supplies and utilities for the event, and secures the equipment and facilitates required to deliver safe and supportive services to these honored Veterans.

See the event flyer

DONATE HERE TO DIRECTLY SUPPORT THE STAND DOWN--never leave a Veteran behind!

VOLUNTEER!  We need volunteers!  Click here to volunteer to help at the Stand Down. (http://www.montereystanddown.org/volunteers-sign-up-page.html)

VTC in the news

17 Apr 2014.  The 2014 Annual Advisory Board Dinner is complete!  We had a great night recognizing our major donors over the past year & acknowledging the outstanding work of our VTC Staff.  Secretary Leon Panetta delivered a tremendous speech in support of our Veterans and our nation!  Here are a few pictures of a fantastic evening.  A big thanks to ALL our dedicated supporters and contributors -- you are making a difference in the lives of our Veterans and their families!

March 2014.  Here's a great article about the struggles and success of VTC's own Robert Jurado. 

We are proud of all our Veterans for doing what is necessary to recover and return to normal lives. 

Seeing our Veterans succeed is why we come to work every day.

http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/archives/2014/0130/article_590588f6-8954-11e3-91f0-001a4bcf6878.html

More Past Events

Success Stories

Four years ago, Vietnam War veteran Keith Simi was in a Marina men's shelter outreach program, wanting to put his life back together, but unsure how to go about it. He heard about the Veterans Transition Center and the program they have for helping homeless veterans such as himself. He decided to apply and hoped to get back on his feet. Now as graduate of the program, he has established himself as a solid part of the community and now works as Resource Developer for VTC.

More Success Stories

Upcoming Events

01
Aug
2014 Monterey County Homeless Veterans Stand Down
August 01, 2014
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
02
Aug
2014 Monterey County Homeless Veterans Stand Down
August 02, 2014
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
03
Aug
2014 Monterey County Homeless Veterans Stand Down
August 03, 2014
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Volunteer

The homeless veterans of Monterey County are not the many individuals that are standing on the street proclaiming that they are Vietnam Veterans in need. The veterans in need are the ones that are reluctant to ask for help. They are proud to have served their country but need an extra hand to resume being productive members of society again.

Lend a Hand

Veterans Transition Center by the Numbers

The VA estimates that more than 275,000 veterans are homeless on any given night and more than half a million experience homelessness over the course of a year. In California, as of 1994, there were more than 33,000 homeless veterans. A 1999 Monterey County government sponsored homeless census showed as many as 1300 homeless veterans countywide.

Further Veteran Facts

Veterans' Resources

Department of Veterans Affairs
National Toll-Free Number: 800-827-1000
www.va.gov

VA Medical Clinic of Monterey (Ft. Ord)
Medical Care
Phone: (831) 883-3800
www.palo-alto.med.va.gov/monterey.htm

Substance Abuse Rehab Team (SART)
Counseling and medical assistance
(831) 883-3817

More Resources