The Contra Costa County Veterans Service Office, in partnership with the Contra Costa County Library, is pleased to announce the online publication of a Veterans Resource Guide. Intended to enhance access to timely and relevant information on Veterans’ benefits, this guide is for Veterans, their families, and the general public. The guide is free to access and can be reached from the Contra Costa County Library website or at http://guides.ccclib.org/vets.
The Veterans Guide offers links & addresses to local & valuable Bay Area resources such as the Contra Costa County Veterans Service Office, VA Martinez Outpatient Clinic, Concord Vet Center, and the VA Regional Office. The guide also offers feeds from credible newsources addressing updates to Veterans benefits, discussions about Veterans issues, and interviews with leaders in the Veteran Community. The guide further offers Veterans a reading list, podcasts, videos, and Veterans facts.
The Veterans Guide is a first for Contra Costa County. “Libraries are cornerstones of community in our culture, and to see such a dynamic and relevant collaboration beginning, gives me faith that Contra Costa County Veterans Service and Library are taking up the colors, where far too many have just dropped them by the wayside” says Jason Deitch, Army Veteran and Contra Costa County resident. Users of the guide can provide their own feedback and suggestions regarding the content of the guide. This input will be helpful to further develop this concept.
For more information regarding the Veterans Resource Guide, contact Chris Brown, Contra Costa County Library, at (925) 427-8390.