Vet Centers

From the Department of Veterans Affairs:

“When feelings or issues related to trauma are not dealt with, this can result in problems readjusting to community life following the trauma.”

California Career School is dedicated to assisting our Military not only through their transition to civilian life with employment but also in readjustment counseling service, offered by numerous Vet Centers throughout Southern California.

Counseling and referral services are provided by Vet Center staff at no cost.

  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Marital and family counseling
  • Bereavement counseling
  • Assistance in applying for VA benefits
  • Medical referrals with VA Medical Center
  • Employment referral/assistance from a Vet rep with EDD
  • Information and referrals to community resources
  • Sexual trauma counseling and referrals
  • Community education

Vet Center Eligibility:
Combat Veterans who served in:

  • Global War on Terrorism/Operation Enduring Freedom – 09/11/2001 to Present
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom – 04/03/2003 to Present
  • Operation New Dawn
  • Combat Veterans from other periods of hostilities may also be eligible

Confidentiality and Privacy
Vet Center staff respects the privacy of all Veterans. They hold in the strictest confidence all information disclosed in the counseling process. No information will be release to any person or agency without written consent from the client, except in circumstances averting a crisis.

Returning Service Members
Loma Linda VA Medical Center can provide you free medical care for five years from your military discharge date and a dental exam within 180 days from separation from active duty.

PTSD
The following problems can be experienced:

  • Anger, irritability, and rage
  • Feeling nervous
  • Depression
  • Difficulty trusting others
  • Feeling guilt over acts committed or witnessed, the failure to prevent certain events, or of having survived while others did not
  • Hyperalertness and startle reactions
  • Feeling grief or sadness
  • Having thoughts and memories that will not go away
  • Isolation and alienation from others
  • Loss of interest in pleasurable activities
  • Low tolerance to stress
  • Problems feeling good about oneself
  • Nightmares
  • Substance abuse
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia

Important Telephone Numbers
VA Loma Linda Healthcare System
(800) 741-8387 or (909) 825-7084

Other VA Medical Centers
(877) 222-8387

Veterans Benefit Administration
(800) 827-1000 (nationwide)

California Department of Veterans Affairs
(800) 952-5626

Web Addresses

Vet Centers
Corona Vet Center
800 Magnolia Ave.
Corona, CA 92879
(951) 734-0525

High Desert Vet Center
15095 Amargosa Rd., Suite 107
Victorville, CA 92393
(760) 261-5925

San Bernardino Vet Center
1325 E. Cooley Dr., Suite 101
Colton, CA 92324
(909) 801-5762

Yesenia C. Thomas, B.A.
Veterans Outreach Specialist
(909) 648-1607
Yesenia.Thomas@va.gov

Temecula Vet Center
40935 County Center Dr., Suite A-B
Temecula, CA 92591
(951) 302-4849

Wayne Grajczyk
Vet Center OEF/OIF/OND Outreach Coordinator
(909) 520-8107