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Military & Veteran Services

In San Diego, our military is a huge part of our history, sense of community and vibrant culture. 2-1-1 serves as the single access point for information, referrals, navigation, and ongoing care coordination for active-duty military, veterans, and their immediate families. We are also honored to answer the Courage to Call network, San Diego’s peer-to-peer talk and chat line.


What Is Courage to Call?

Courage to Call is a free, confidential, veteran-staffed 24/7 helpline dedicated to assisting active-duty military personnel, veterans, reservists and guard members, including those who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, through information, guidance, and referrals. This service extends to military families and loved ones.
Every day in San Diego County, current and former service members and their families deal with the complex maze of issues that accompanies military life. Often times the most difficult problem is not knowing where to turn when you need help.
All Courage to Call staff are veterans and understand the rigors of the military and military family life, constant deployments, transitioning out of the military and navigating veterans services. Courage to Call Peer-Support Specialist and Peer Navigators are dedicated to helping you and your loved ones connect to the services and support you earned.
Peer Support


All Courage to Call Peer-Support Specialists have been in the military and understand the rigors of the military and military family life. Peer-Support Specialists provide a “first contact resolution” by ensuring that the customer’s needs are addressed to the best of their ability during their first contact with 2-1-1.
Peer Navigation


Courage to Call Navigators provide over-the-phone peer support in navigating the service system through the provision of accurate information, assistance and referral, proactive check-in, follow-up assistance, program enrollment and advocacy with the ultimate goal of providing enrollment assistance in the services they need.

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Who does Courage to Call Serve?

Courage to Call is a San Diego County program serving individuals who have served in any branch of the military, reserves or national guard – regardless of their discharge status – to need help find support and services. Courage to Call is also available to family members or those who are concerned about the emotional health and well-being of those who have served. Courage to Call can also help community organizations, agencies, or service providers looking for training to improve cultural awareness and understanding of those with a military or military family background. For more information email support@211sandiego.org.

Service Providers

Resources for Veterans

The VA has FAQs on healthcare, appointments, benefit claims, and more. 
The VA also offers specialized hotlines:  
  • Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-TALK (8255), or Text: 838255 
  • Combat Call Center: 877-WAR-VETS (927-8387) 
  • Women Veterans Call Center: 855-VA-WOMEN (829-6636) Call or Text
  • National Call Center for Homeless Veterans: (877) 424-3838


Hidden Heroes provides a resource hub of information and support for military caregivers.

San Diego County Military and Veterans Resource Page

Funded by the County of San Diego HHSA Mental Health Services under the Mental Health Services Act. This is a collaboration in partnership with:


Additional funding to support Military and Veteran specialty services and technology granted by:


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