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The Veterans Outreach project is aimed at reaching Veterans who may be in need of behavioral health services. This population was identified as an underserved group during the Community Program Planning process.

Services provided under this project may include, but may not be limited to:
• Outreach to Veterans and families particularly those who are homeless or involved in the criminal justice system
• Outreach Workers will perform intake interviews and assessments for inclusion into the local Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and to evaluate the immediate needs for referral to the Unmet Needs Team
• Provide linkage to needed resources, including behavioral health, physical health, housing, or other services, and follow-up to ensure linkages were successful
• Provide referrals to Behavioral Health for Veterans who exhibit symptoms, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Service Connected Disability Benefit Application Assistance/Referrals
• Document processing including Civilian and Military ID’s

The project will also allow for ancillary supports to Veterans and families including, but not necessarily be limited to assistance with housing costs, transportation, phones, food and emergency shelter.

Only Kindness, Inc. has been serving the homeless and at risk of homelessness population of El Dorado county for many years.

Since July of 2014, in collaboration with Veterans organizations, a separate Veterans fund has been established.

In addition to helping Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, the following services are being provided:

  • Liaison with Veterans Court
  • Working with Veterans in EDC jails
  • Helping county departments serve at risk veterans
  • Providing transportation, bus passes, assistance with DMV, gas cards
  • Buying food and meals
  • Postage and shipping for documents and applications
  • Working with the Mather homeless primary clinic
  • Working with the Veterans commission

A Pair and a Spare Pair

Last two rides to Mather

Tuesday, took Cuz 1 straight to Mather from jail. He was supposed to hangout until the Recovery program picked him up.

Something went wrong. He no-showed in more than one way.

His parole agent and I commiserated.

Now he is back in jail.

Friday, took Cuz 2 straight from the Veterans Memorial Building to Mather. He has flunked out of Recovery more than one time.

This time he was ready. Mather and Recovery were ready for him.

Looking good.

Last two arraignments.

She was self medicating with alcohol. Did not know we had DUI Veterans Court diversion in El Dorado County. We can help pay for her classes. She has every reason to hope.

 He is facing a felony. If we can find nexus between the crime and his service, we can get him into Veterans Court. There are always ifs. But there is hope.

Over and out.

David Zelinsky 
Service Officer 
American Legion Post 119


Western Slope

November through March

The Western Slope Nomadic Shelter is closed for the Season.  A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL facilities and individuals who served this season.  You ROCK!

Eastern Slope

December to April 

The Tahoe Warm Room is closed for the Season.  A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL facilities and individuals who served this season.  You ROCK!

More info: www.tahoehomeless.org

Send us a note at vets@onlykindness.net

We'll be in touch!

Take that first step to Stability for you and your family....

Come down and get an intake completed to get

the services you deserve at

El Dorado Veteran Resources

~ A Permanent Stand Down ~

Located at the Veterans Memorial Hall Building on Placerville Drive

Honoring and Empowering Veterans


Monday - Friday 9 AM - 4 PM

No-cost resources, emergency shelter, food, transportation/fuel assistance, clothing, household items, peer support, yoga & qi gong, referrals to housing assistance, SSI, VA Benefits, Physical & Behavioral Health services & more!



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