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Meet the staff and leaders of our different Veterans agencies. They have dedicated their lives to helping veterans and making Humboldt County a complete and prosperous environment for veterans and their families. If you have questions, don't hesitate to call or come by Veterans Enrollment & Transition Services at Humboldt State and we will send you in the right direction.

 Employment Development Department
409 K St.
Eureka, CA 95501
Fax: 707.444.3138

The Employment Development Department (EDD) develops and supports programs to help veterans obtain employment, job training, and job counseling. Veterans can register with Cal-Jobs and receive veteran's priority in job referrals and develop an on-line resume. In addition, the EDD provides other services such as tips on resume preparation and interviewing techniques, as well as information regarding the labor market and apprenticeship programs. The Disability Program Navigator helps people with disabilities "navigate" through the enormous challenges of seeking work.


Humboldt County Veterans Service Office

825 5th St., 3rd Floor, Rm 310
Eureka, CA 95501
Fax: 707.476.2487

The CVSO is an office established by the Board of Supervisors of Humboldt County to assist veterans, their dependents and survivors, and the general public in obtaining benefits from federal, state and local agencies administering programs for veterans. We are a county agency and NOT a federal Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).

Our purpose is to provide advocacy to the veteran community regarding entitlement rights to federal, state and local benefits programs.

We offer the following services:

Comprehensive benefit counseling.

Claim preparation and submission.

Claim follow-up to insure final decision.

Initiate and develop appeals when appropriate.

Networking with federal, state and local agencies.

California Department of Veterans Affairs
California Association of County Veterans Service Officers (CACVSO)
 North Coast Stand Down
P.O. Box 1012
Arcata, CA 95518
Northcoast Stand Down Website

The Northern California Stand Down takes place the 1st weekend in October beginning at 8am on Friday and wrapping up at noon on Sunday. Food, showers, lodging, clothing, government surplus, and over 40 service providers make up the core of standdown. Stand Down is coordinated by 30 volunteers in addition to the 200 community members that come together to serve our veterans and their families. If you are a veteran or know someone who served in the military, don't miss this event.

 North Coast Veterans Resource Center
A Division of Vietnam Veterans of California (VVC) Serving unemployed and/or homeless veterans
109 4th Street
Eureka, CA 95501

NCVRC is a California nonprofit corporation whose mission is to assist unemployed and/or homeless veterans to identify and successfully achieve their individual community participation goals, including self-sufficient living and/or permanent employment. N.C.V.R.C. has offices in Eureka, Santa Rosa, Sacramento, Menlo Park, and Oakland. NCVRC's services are delivered through three programs, including the operation of a transitional housing program for appropriate homeless veterans. The NCVRC's services are free to eligible veterans of all eras and conflicts.

  • Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
  • Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP)
  • Eureka Transitional Program (ETP)
 Redwoods Vet Center
2830 G St., Suite A
Eureka, CA 95501

The Redwoods Vet Center specializes in counseling for combat veterans, but various other counseling services are offered to eligible veterans. Veteran eligibility is based on period of service and generally includes recognized periods of military conflict including: WW-II, Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Persian Gulf, Somalia, and for those veterans who have served in the former Yugoslavia.

Eureka VA


Veterans Medical Clinic

930 W Harris St
Eureka, CA
(707) 269-7500
The Eureka Veterans Medical Clinic has been open for operation since January 25, 1999. Humboldt and Del Norte counties have approximately 18,000 veterans. These soldiers,sailors and airmen span the time period from before World War II, through the Gulf War, to today.


Mad River Community Veterans Honor Guard


Mad River Community Veterans Honor Guard

PO Box 152
Bayside, CA 95524
(707) 822-4209
Mad River Honor Guard serves at community functions but primarily service is at the funerals of departed Veterans. Departed Veterans deserve the dignity of a military style farewell. Families always deeply appreciate the honors accorded their loved one by fellow veterans. Veterans who are proud of their service to their country can demonstrate that pride in this unique ceremony. Membership in the Honor Guard is open to all Veterans of any U.S. armed service regardless of where or when service occurred.