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County Looking to Expand Veterans Access to Services in Ramona

The San Diego County Veterans Services Office now offers services in El Cajon.

Photo Courtesy: County of San Diego
Photo Courtesy: County of San Diego
Veterans in East County now have greater access to needed services as the County’s Veterans Services Office (CVSO) has begun opening up satellite offices in the region.

Services are now available at the El Cajon branch of the San Diego County Library on the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The County’s Health and Human Services Agency and the San Diego County Library are also looking at expanding the services to library branches in Ramona, Julian and Pine Valley.

The County Board of Supervisors approved the expansion today and also instructed the CVSO to look for veterans who would be able to volunteer and help offer expanded services in some of the County’s other 30 branch libraries.

The CVSO provides local veterans, their dependents and survivors with comprehensive benefits counseling, assistance with claims preparations and referrals to community resources. Services are currently offered at nine locations across the County on a variety of schedules from one day a week to full-time offices.

San Diego County is home to an estimated 244,000 veterans. The region has the second largest veteran population in California and the third largest in the country.

For more information, call 858-694-3222 or visit the CVSO website.

—County News Center

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