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Veterans Resource Center

Welcome to the VRC

A Message About Afghanistan from the VRC

The situation taking place in Afghanistan has generated manifold reactions.  As a department, the faculty and staff of the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) are keenly aware these reactions hit deeply for our student veterans as well as our students that are reservists, active duty military, and military connected. 

You are not alone.  Your academic and personal well-being are our priority.  We want to highlight a few Foothill and VA services and resources that you may find supportive during this time.

At Foothill

Would it help to speak with a counselor about your own experiences?

Click here to Drop-In For a Refferal

Below is a list of additional services and resources available to you provided by VA, as well as a few additional community services and resources.

VA Resources

  • Vet Centers- Discuss how you feel with other Veterans in these community-based counseling centers.  70% of Vet Center staff are Veterans
  • Veterans Crisis Line- If you are having thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-273-8255, then PRESS 1 or visit http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/
    • For emergency mental health care, you can also go directly to your local VA medical center 24/7 regardless of your discharge status or enrollment in other VA health care.
  • VA Women Veterans Call Center- Call or text 1-855-829-6636 (M-F 8AM – 10PM & SAT 8AM – 6:30PM ET)
  • VA Caregiver Support Line- Call 1-855-260-3274 (M-F 8AM – 10PM & SAT 8AM – 5PM ET)
  • Download VA’s self-help apps- Tools to help deal with common reactions like, stress, sadness, and anxiety. You can also track your symptoms over time.
  • VA Mental Health Services Guide- This guide will help you sign up and access mental health services.
  • MakeTheConnection.net- information, resources, and Veteran to Veteran videos for challenging life events and experiences with mental health issues.

Community Resources

While not an exhaustive list, below are a few additional community services and resources available.

 With deep respect,

The Foothill College VRC Team

 

Getting Started

New Students Start here

Questions?

Foothill Veterans Resource Center is still in operation and will assist students virtually. Whether you need to schedule an Academic Counseling appointment, or have a quick question about VA Benefits, join us in the Zoom Virtual office during hours listed, or fill out this form if outside business hours and a VRC staff will be in contact  within the next business day.

 

Office & Academic Counseling Hours

Fall VRC Virtual Office Hours
Oct. 1-Dec. 21

Monday-Thursday:  9 a.m.– 3 p.m.

Fridays: 8 a.m.-Noon

 

VRC Academic Counseling Hours


A dedicated VRC Counselor will be available starting Winter 2022


 

Zoom Access to VRC Virtual Office

You'll recieve immediate assistance by our VRC staff during business hours. Follow the simple steps below.

Step 1: Fill out our sign in form before accessing our Virtual Office by Zoom

Step 2: Then access our the VRC Virtual Office Zoom link


GI Bill Beneficiaries

Review Fall 2021 course list linked below, for certification purposes: 

COVID-19 COURSE LIST FALL 2021

 

VRC Book Voucher Requests

Veterans Book Voucher request link for Fall 2021.

 Fall 2021 Book Voucher - Last day to apply: Oct. 8, 2021


Spring 2021 Event


VRC END OF THE YEAR CELEBRATION 2021

The Veterans Resource Center wants to thank everyone who was able to come out to the VRC End of the Year Celebration to recognize the graduating and transferring VRC students. If you missed the event, don't worry, you can experience the End of the Year event video here: 

 

 

VRC team would also like to congratulate the Foothill College Graduates and Transfer Students of 2020 - 2021!

 

You Made It!


Foothill VRC Mission

We aim to create a supportive environment that enables the success of our veterans through academics, wellness, and camaraderie.  We provide support services for student veterans, military service members, and or their dependents.  We are committed to supporting you in acheiving academic success, professional growth, and meaningful employment.

VRC Virtual Office

 

C.A.R.E is our Motto

We promote  camaradarie, the Advancement of our students, offer Resources and Empower you to be your best selves.

(We CARE).

The Veteran Resource Center is a great spot to get what you need. Some days you need to print out a course syllabus get a snack or check in with your education plan with a counselor. Other days you might need to check out a textbook, get a book voucher, or get another snack. After a long road back to a full time student course load, I find myself returning to the VRC just to get a nice kick in the motivation seat. Keeps me laughing and studying.

-Alfredo capps, Army Veteran


 

Resource Links

Teaching and Learning CenterProvides help with writing your scholarship essay.

Scholarship Application Checklist: Provides step-by-step instructions to guide you through the application process

Tips for writing "My Story" Essay: Provides tips and a breakdown of the “My Story” essay prompt, that is part of the general application.

FA TV Scholarship Video Links

How to apply for Foothill College scholarships

Understanding the financial aid process at Foothill College

Financial Aid Department Contact Info:

Phone: 650.949.7245

Email: fhfinancialaidoffice@fhda.edu

Instagram @foothill_financialaid

After you apply, click here

Foothill College Ambassadors

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We're Hiring for Fall 2021

Work on campus and virtually. Earn $17.60 an hour at 10–15 hours per week in one of our Foothill College offices. Apply now to join our team!

How to Apply

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Questions?
We're Here to Help!

Veterans Resource Center

 

Virtual Office Hours:

Mon/Thrs:  9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Fri:  9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Access VRC Virtual Office:

 

Access

650.949.7912


contactvrc@foothill.edu

 


Building 5400, Room 5403

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