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Regional Outreach

​​​CalVet works closely with local communities in its efforts to serve veterans. To ensure veterans get the assistance, benefits and services they need, CalVet has divided California into eight regions and has staffed each region with a Local Interagency Network Coordinator (LINC). These LINCs play a dynamic role within local communities, serving as both informational conduits to the community and feedback resources for CalVet.

LINCs bridge the gap between CalVet and the federal, state, county, and non-governmental agencies that provide services to our state's nearly 2 million veterans.  The LINCs are advocates for veterans, military service members, and their families in their respective regions.  In addition, they supplement and support the County Veterans Service Offices and regional partners to develop improved and expanded services and support for their local veteran populations, and assist veterans with employment and educational opportunities.

A veteran or community partner organization should feel free to contact their regional LINC whenever they have questions about benefits (how to qualify, where to get further information, where to go to fill out paperwork, which online resources are proven effective, etc) for the veteran or their family members.

The eight LINCs and their regions are:

  • Sacramento Valley and North State: Sacramento Valley includes: Yolo, Sutter, Yuba, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Alpine counties. North State includes: Siskiyou, Modoc, Trinity, Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Plumas, Sierra, Butte counties. – Cole Wagenaar,
  • Bay Area and North Coast: Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Lake, Glenn, Colusa, Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo, San Joaquin, Santa Clara and Solano counties. – Kevin Graves,
  • Central Valley: Stanislaus, Mariposa, Madera, Merced, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties. – Annette Wholaver,
  • Central Coast: Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties. – Calvin Angel,

 The LINCs also work with Regional Service Provider Network Collaboratives throughout the state.

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Regional Outreach