220 12th Street, Martinez Hall, Marina, CA 93933
Phone: (831) 883-VETS
Fax: (831) 883-3024

Our Mission

Many Veterans who served America with honor and distinction during times of war and peace now find themselves homeless. Helping these servicemen and women get off the streets and back on their feet is not giving them a handout.  It is merely providing a down payment on a debt that can never adequately be repaid.

The mission of the Veterans Transition Center is to provide services for Monterey County's homeless Veterans and their families. By providing Veterans with transitional housing and case management programs, they will once again become employable, productive members of the community. VTC does not simply offer short term solutions to homelessness; it strives to better the lives of homeless Veterans, and aims to give them the tools they need to help themselves. 

Many thanks to our major supporters!

NPS Foundation   Schwab Charitable     PB Co     MontereyPeninsulaFoundation transparent     MVAT     


WF Foundation

The Harden Foundation

 Leon and Sylvia Panetta

 Richard MacDonald

  Marina Motorsports




VTC Memorial Day Car Show!

23 May 2015 – We had a great day at Martinez Hall! With over 80 cars, bikes, and trucks on our lot, fantastic vendors, and of course, having a great time supporting our Vets! Thank you to everyone who attended! Check out the pictures on our Facebook Photo Album, by clicking the image below. 

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Restoring Old Glory to the Historic Fort Ord

March 23, 2015 - Thanks to a generous donation from the Marina Foundation, Old Glory went up in the front of Martinez Hall for the first time in approximately 20 years! We are grateful to The Marina Foundation for their bestowment of our beautiful flagpole and flags! Our own former Army Sergeant Parnell Strickland and a team of Veterans proudly ran up the first flag. 

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VTC was proud to volunteer at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro Am February 11th-14th!


Success Stories

Four years ago, Vietnam War veteran Keith Simi was in a Marina men's shelter outreach program, wanting to put his life back together, but unsure how to go about it. He heard about the Veterans Transition Center and the program they have for helping homeless veterans such as himself. He decided to apply and hoped to get back on his feet. Now as graduate of the program, he has established himself as a solid part of the community and now works as Resource Developer for VTC.

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The homeless veterans of Monterey County are not the many individuals that are standing on the street proclaiming that they are Vietnam Veterans in need. The veterans in need are the ones that are reluctant to ask for help. They are proud to have served their country but need an extra hand to resume being productive members of society again.

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Veterans Transition Center by the Numbers

The VA estimates that more than 275,000 veterans are homeless on any given night and more than half a million experience homelessness over the course of a year. In California, as of 1994, there were more than 33,000 homeless veterans. A 1999 Monterey County government sponsored homeless census showed as many as 1300 homeless veterans countywide.

Further Veteran Facts

Veterans' Resources

Department of Veterans Affairs
National Toll-Free Number: 800-827-1000

Monterey County Veterans Service Offices
Phone: 831-647-7613

VA Medical Clinic of Monterey (Ft. Ord)
Medical Care
Phone: 831-883-3800

Substance Abuse Rehab Team (SART)
Counseling and medical assistance
Phone: 831-883-3817

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