In conjunction with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), the Kings County Library provides volunteers who are pleased to help veterans and their families. Visit the Veterans Resource Center at the Hanford Branch Library and the Corcoran Branch Library to learn about state and federal education, employment, housing, health, disability and other benefits that may be available to you and your family. 

 

VRC

 

If you are a veteran or a family member of a veteran, make sure to follow our new Kings County Library - Veterans Resource Center Facebook page to get information on resources and upcoming events!

Click this link to visit the page: https://www.facebook.com/kcl.vrc/

You can also reach us via email at kcl.vrc@gmail.com 

  • Zoom video and chat sessions also offered! Contact us to schedule an appointment.

 

 


 

Vets

 

Brainfuse’s JobNow & VetNow features live online assistance, resume lab help, and wide range of academic tools to help job seekers and veterans reach their goals.

JobNow & VetNow’s features include:

  • Live Veteran Navigator Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading/writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests.
  • JobNow Receive live job coaching, real-time interview practice, full-service resume lab, 24/7 access to local job resources and more!
  • Resume Assistance Prepare your resume with help from JobNow resources including resume templates; receive expert feedback via live interaction or the resume lab.
  • Prepare for Your Interview Review interview tips and resources; connect with a job coach to practice interviewing.
  • Live Assistance Interact with live tutors in math, science, reading, writing, history, GED, college placement tests and more!
  • Career Resources Begin your job hunt with JobNow’s powerful tools.
  • Skills-Building Choose your topic to receive real-time help.
  • Multiple Ways to Learn Multiple, research-based tools to accommodate all types of learners.
  • Thousands of Robust Lessons Clear explanations and vivid artwork to help users master academic concepts.
  • Broad Range of Subjects Full academic support for your patrons in hundreds of subject areas, including AP subjects, career certifications, GRE, GMAT, and more.
  • Personalized eLearning Tools My File Sharing, My Session Replay, My Tutoring Archive, My Tests Archive, and more!
  • Adult Learning Center Access a library of rich adult learning content (GED) and live, professional assistance in resume/cover letter writing, U.S. citizenship prep, MS Office Essential Skills Series, and more!

COVID-19 Resource Page for Veterans: https://californiaveterans.org/resource/covid-19-resources-for-veterans/

 

Free Educational Resource List For Military and Veteran Families: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/76115/military-child-education-coalition-free-resources-veteran-families/

 

Printable Resources:

Cal Vet Calfiornia Veteran Resources Book (PDF) 

Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependants and Survivors, 2021 Print Edition 

Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependants and Survivors, 2020 Online Edition 

Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependants and Survivors, 2019 Online Edition 

Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents, and Survivors: 2017 Print Edition

Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors: 2017 Print Edition Spanish Edition

Helpful Websites For Veterans (PDF)

 

Trustworthy smartphone apps for Veterans:

 Trustworthy apps developed by VA https://mobile.va.gov/appstore

 

 


 

 

Local Veterans Resources
 

Kings County Veterans Service Office

 

The Kings County Veterans Service Office provides a variety of aid and information to our valley’s population of servicemen and women.

Scott Holwell, Kings County Public Guardian and Veterans Service Officer
1400 W Lacey Blvd, Law Blvd. #4 
Hanford, CA 93230
Phone: (559) 852-2669
scott.holwell@co.kings.ca.us

OFFICE HOURS:
Monday thru Friday - 8 AM to 5 PM

WALK IN HOURS:
Monday thru Thursday - 8:30 AM to 3 PM

APPOINTMENTS:
Monday thru Thursday - 8:30 AM to 3 PM

ID CARDS:
Monday thru Friday - 8:30 AM to 4 PM

To view website click here

 

 

California Department of Veteran Affairs

Annette Wholaver, Central Valley Local Interagency Network Coordinator

1320 E Shaw Avenue Suite #105, Fresno, CA 93710

Phone: (916) 539-2431

annette.wholaver@calvet.ca.gov

To view website click here.

 

 

VA Central California Health Care System

 

“Honoring America’s Veterans with quality health care services, part of the largest integrated health care system in the U.S.”

2615 E. Clinton Avenue

Fresno, CA 93703

Phone: (559) 225-6100

 

To view website, click here

 

VA Outpatient Centers

  • Oakhurst Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
    40597 Westlake Drive, Oakhurst, CA 93644
    Phone: (559) 683-5300

  • Tulare Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
    1050 N. Cherry Street, Tulare, CA 93274
    Phone: (559) 684-8703

  • Merced Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
    340 E Yosemite Ave, Merced, CA 95340
    Phone: (209) 381-0105

 

 

Veterans eBenefits

What is eBenefits?

eBenefits is a portal; a central location for Veterans, Service Members, and their families to research, find, access, and, in time, manage their benefits and personal information.

eBenefits offers:

A personalized workspace called My Dashboard that provides quick access to eBenefits tools. Using eBenefits tools, you can complete various tasks. You can apply for benefits, download your DD 214, view your benefits status, in addition to other actions as needed. This workspace is available to you once you have created an eBenefits account

A catalog of links to other sites that provide information about military and Veteran benefits

To view website, click here

 

 

Social Security Administration

 

"Information For Wounded Warriors And Veterans Who Have A Compensation Rating Of 100% Permanent & Total (P&T)"

Click here for more information.

 

 

Veterans Crisis Line

 

“The caring professionals at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances”

Click here for website

 

 

 

Central California Legal Services

 

“Do you have an other-than-honorable discharge? This organization can help you appeal”

Click here for website

A more complete listing of resources can be found here in the official U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs publication.

 

 

 

Hotlines

 

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans: 1-877-4AID-VET (424-3838)

VA Caregiver Support Line: 1-855-260-3274

Wounded Warrior Resource Center: 1-800-342-9647