Veterans Village of San Diego, “Leave No One Behind”

Veteran's Village MuralBy Cory Schmelzer

To those whom much is given, much is also required.

As a Wealth Manager in San Diego, my job is to assist individuals, families and small businesses in making sound financial decisions for their futures.  However, giving back to the community is a vital part of who we are at San Diego Wealth Management.  I will be posting some information about some of my favorite local San Diego charities.  Please feel free to respond with your favorites and we may feature them as well.


As the first post in a series on local charities, I feel it fitting to highlight an important organization in San Diego: Veteran’s Village.

VVSD is a nationally-recognized nonprofit and non-governmental organization that has served all veterans since 1981 and is dedicated to the promise to “Leave No One Behind.”
VVSD was featured on CBS’ 60 Minutes in 2010 and 2011.

With five locations throughout San Diego County, VVSD is the only program of its kind in the United States.   Each year VVSD provides services to more than 2,000 military veterans, men and women, who have served and sacrificed for our country.   VVSD provides a full range of comprehensive and innovative services for military veterans for: Prevention, Intervention, Treatment, and Aftercare.

“There is no finer program for homeless veterans in America than VVSD,” Pete Dougherty, former national Director of VA Homeless Programs.  VVSD extends assistance to veterans in need and their families by providing: Substance Abuse Recovery, Mental Health Counseling, Job Training and Job Search Assistance, Housing, Food, Clothing, and Legal Services.

If you have charitable intentions and are searching for a worthy cause, I hope you will include Veteran’s Village in your research.

Veterans Village of San Diego, 4141 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92110, 619.497.0142 info@vvsd.net http://vvsd.net/donate.htm

“Donate to Veterans Village of San Diego

We believe intensive treatment leads to self-sustaining independence,
the maximizing of human potential and a meaningful, fulfilling life.
Our veterans are worthy of nothing less.”

VVSD has been a  501c(3) non-profit, non-governmental veterans organization since 1981.

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