Stand Down 2020 Press Release

Contact: Caroline Nazareno, Development and Communications Manager Veterans Village of San Diego nazarenoc@vvsd.net (619) 507-1549 Stand Down 2020 finds solutions amid the challenges of the pandemic by continuing to serve veterans experiencing homelessness and those at risk as San Diego moves to Purple Tier. Event organizers are encouraging all veterans...

Veterans and Volunteers Set to Kayak 50 miles from San Pedro to Catalina in Support of Homeless Veterans Impacted by COVID-19

For Immediate Release 10-06-20Contact: Caroline Nazareno, Community Projects Coordinator Veterans Village of San Diego nazarenoc@vvsd.net or 619-507-1549.Concerned Citizens, Veterans and Volunteers Set to Kayak 50 miles from San Pedro to Catalina in Support of Homeless Veterans Impacted by COVID-19.Community responds to local non-profit struggling to meet the growing needs of veterans...

Retired From Navy, Now Serving Veterans

Our staff member Will retired from the Navy at the rank of Chief Petty Officer after 22 years of service. During his Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD) application process, he asked to be placed in any position that would allow him to help veterans. He ended up in the...

USMC Veteran Goes From Shelter to College

USMC veteran James D. spent six months at our Temporary Bridge Shelter before coming into our Bridge Transitional Housing program. Right now, he is living in a VVSD apartment while he gets his affairs in order. He just enrolled in college and accessed his VASH benefits and is currently working...

Army Veteran Clay Working on Finding Housing

"Since being with the Bridge program, I've been able to take my time in finding housing and get myself on track for school" - Army veteran Clay. Clay previously went through our Veterans Rehabilitation Center (VRC) program, which he says helped him learn to love himself. Now, Clay has moved...

From Rehab Patient to Case Manager

VVSD alum Michael M. graduated our program in 2000 and went on to get his Bachelor's and Master's degrees. He then came back to become a case manager at VVSD and now works in the federal government helping veterans. Michael says, "My story isn't really a miracle. I just did...