Additional Veteran Resources

The following resources are available for veterans in need of assistance in Madera County.

Veterans Benefits
Community Resources
Health Care
Women Veterans
Spouses & Families
Veterans Organizations 

Veterans Benefits

County of Madera Veterans Services – Assist Veterans, their dependents and survivors in obtaining benefits from federal, state, and local agencies administering programs for Veterans

Contact Information:
Kurtis Foster
Veterans Service Officer
Madera Government Center
Veterans Services – First Floor
200 West 4th St.
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 675-7766

CAL-VET California Department of Veteran Affairs – Connects California Veterans and their families to their educational, employment compensation and pension claims, healthcare, housing, and state benefits, and assists with VA claims.

Disability Compensation – Live life to the fullest after service. VA benefits can enhance your independence and help you care for your family.

eBenefits – My Gateway to Benefit Information – The eBenefits web portal is an online resource for tools and benefits-related information. The portal serves Veterans, Service members, their families, and their caregivers.

VA  Help line 1-800-827-1000

Request Your Military Service Records Online or Phone – Includes DD214/Separation Documents, Personnel Records, and/or Medical Records

NPRC: 1-866-272-6272
MARINE CORPS: 1-800-268-3710
ARMY: 1-800-318-5298
NATIONAL GUARD: 1-800-318-5298
AIR FORCE (ACTIVE): 1-800-565-2450
AIR FORCE (RESERVE): 1-800-525-0102

California Army National Guard
Joint Force Headquarters
P.O. Box 269101
Sacramento, CA 95826-9101
(916) 854-3799
FAX (916) 854-3396

California Air National Guard
Joint Force Headquarters
P.O. Box 269101
Sacramento. CA 95826-9101
(916) 854-3557
FAX (916) 854-3575

California Army National Guard
Joint Force Headquarters
PO Box 269101
Sacramento, CA 95826-9101
(916) 854-3396

United States Department of Justice – The Department of Justice, in partnership with other Federal agencies, is committed to enforcing the federal laws that protect civil rights of servicemembers.

California Department of Veterans Affairs Facebook Page

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Community Assistance

Central Valley Veterans – Provides temporary support that translates into permanent solutions with a priority to keep Veterans in permanent house and working.

Homeless Veterans – The U.S. Veterans Administration is committed to ending homelessness among Veterans.

Madera Rescue Mission
1305 Clinton
Madera, CA 93638
(559) 675-8321

Madera County Food Bank
225 South Pine St.
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 674-1482

City of Madera Transit System – MAX Madera Area Express and Dial-A-Ride services.
Contact information:
Intermodel Center
123 North E Street
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 661-7433

Dial-A-Ride – To schedule a trip, you must call 661-7433 at least 2 hours in advance of your trip

HCV Veteran’s Affair Supportive Housing (VASH) Program – The HCV VASH program provides Voucher rental assistance specifically for qualifying homeless Veterans.
Contact information:
Housing Authority of the City of Madera
205 North G Street
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 674-5695

WestCare California – HomeFront Transitional Living Program offers housing services to underserved homeless female Veterans & their children for up to two years
Contact information:
To enroll you must contact Veterans’ Affairs Office by calling 225-6100 to discuss eligibility.
HomeFront (559) 266-1169
San Joaquin Valley Veterans (559) 255-8838

California Phones  – Free specialized phones for eligible California residents make it easier to stay connected-now it’s easier to hear, easier to dial and easier to call.

Contact information:
Voice: 1-800-806-1191
TTY: 1-800-806-4474

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Health Care

Department of Veterans Affairs – VA Central California Health Care System
Contact Information:
Violet Green, M. A.
Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist
2615 E. Clinton Ave.
Fresno, CA 93703-2223
(559) 225-6100 ext. 5639
(559) 228-9933
(1-888-826-2838) Outside of Fresno

Main Hospital
2615 E. Clinton Ave.
Fresno, CA 93703
Main (559) 225-6100
Appointments ext. 5332
Eligibility ext. 6950
Mental Health ext. 5468

VA Fresno Telehealth Services– If you live in a rural area, you may not need to travel to the main VA facility for your next specialty or group appointment. The VA offers state of the art videoconferencing equipment to provide greater access to care for Veterans that live in rural areas.
Contact information:
Kathy Humphrey RN, BSN, BC
Facility Teleheath Coordinator, Oakhurst CBOC
(559) 225-6100 ext. 5404
(559) 683-5300

Oakhurst Community-Based Outpatient Clinic – Sierra Pacific Network – VA Central California Health Care System – Numerous Healthcare Services offered.
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday. 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. excluding holidays
Contact information:
40597 Westlake Drive
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-5303
Parent Facility: VA Central California Health Care System
(559) 225-6100 or (888) 826-2838

My Healthevet – VA’s Award-Winning Personal Health Record – My Health, My Care: 24/7 Online Access to VA –  Anywhere, Any Time Internet Access to VA Health Care!
Contact information:
VA Central California Healthcare System
2615 E. Clinton Ave.
Fresno, CA 93703
Teri Mason, My HealtheVet Coordinator
(559) 225-6100 ext. 5597

A Matter of Duty details Kennebec Sheriff Randy Liberty’s personal battle with PTSD and several veterans in his charge at the Kennebec County Jail. Liberty’s honesty about his own condition and his efforts to help other veterans vividly depicts the continuing impact of war on the men and women who have served our country.

Veterans Suicide HotlineSuicide prevention resources that benefit Veterans. Access a 24 hour hotline, chat online with other Veterans, or connect with a coordinator at your VA Medical Center for help.

Suicide Hotline: (800) 273-8255

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Women Veterans

Center for Women Veterans (CWV)
Women Veterans Health Care

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Spouses & Families

Survivors and Dependents Assistance
Dependents Education Assistance Program
Veterans Crisis Line

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Veterans Organizations

Contact information:
Post 1981 Corp. Herbert E Macon
2026 N Granada Dr.
Madera, CA 93637-9461
(559) 661-9038
Meeting time 7:00 p.m. 2nd Tuesday

American Military Society – the American Military Society (AMS) is a leading association of loyal American, military and civilian, who have for more than 21 years joined in supporting all aspects of national security, with an emphasis on the men and women who serve and who have served.

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