Goodwill Silicon Valley

Veterans Services

Veteran Employment Program

Veteran Employment Program

Our Veterans Employment Program (VEP) supports our country’s veterans as they prepare for and secure rewarding civilian careers. Our lived experience staff works closely with our program participants as they become job ready.

Our Mission

To develop and promote a heart-felt partnership with the veterans we serve in which there is mutual care, concern, and determination for their well-being.

Our Vision

To ensure that veterans in Santa Clara County have access to the services necessary to improve their quality of life and that those veterans have the opportunity to raise their standard of living through the power of employment.

Our Approach

The VEP program has successfully placed over 870 veterans into employment. We partner with businesses and organizations to ensure our military service members get direct access to great jobs and rewarding careers. Our holistic approach also supports housing, transportation, health care navigation and paid job training opportunities (limited availability).

If you are interested in joining our program, referring a job seeker to work with us, or an employer interested in partnering with us, the first step is to set up an appointment via email.

Individuals must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must Not have been dishonorably discharged
  2. Willing to remain actively engaged with the veteran’s case manager.
  3. Interested in working and living in Santa Clara County.

Please include your phone number or email address. Also, be as specific as possible in the fields below and we will respond to your inquiry within 48 hours. Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00AM to 4:30PM.

Veteran Housing Program - Veteran Family Services

Veteran Family Services

Our Mission

We are committed to helping Veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless overcome barriers to housing and ultimately transition the entire veteran family unit into stable housing environments.

If you are in danger of becoming homeless, literally homeless, or know a veteran in need of our services – please reach out by email.

The SSVF Goodwill of Silicon Valley’s Veteran Family Service Department (VFS) is supported by the Office of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Goodwill of Silicon Valley (GWSV) The VFS program’s goals are to serve the entire veteran family and to reduce the homelessness of veterans by offering a case management first approach, meeting the veteran where they are at, and by offering wrap around services.

The VFS program provides an array of services and is a tremendous resource for any homeless or any veteran at risk of homelessness, pivot into sustainable housing.

Below is a summary of services provided by SSVF GWSV and documents required to enroll.

Services Provided:

  • Temporary Finacial Assistance
  • Health Care Navigation – VA benefit navigation
  • Housing Navigation – Deposit assistance, rental arrears, emergency housing for literally homeless veterans and their immediate family.
  • Legal Services – Limited and case by case
  • Case Management – Housing stability planning, budget management, and resource sharing.
  • Access to Public Benefits

Eligibility Criteria & Documents Required:

  • Valid identification (military ID, passport, state ID)
  • Social security card (for each family member)
  • DD 214
  • Must meet certain income criteria and provide verification of ALL household income
  • Must provide bank statements
  • Copy of current lease/rental agreement
  • Eviction notice (If applicable)
  • Can be a single Veteran or a family with Children
  • Veterans who have served 24 months of active duty. Discharge can be anything but “Dishonorable”

Meet our Team

Samuel Garcia

Samuel Garcia

Program Manager

Karen Beveridge

Karen Beveridge

Housing Navigator

Kelly Mahoney

Kelly Mahoney

Outreach and Health Care Navigator