Mayor teams up with veterans for new 311 portal

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, the nation’s first and largest nonprofit organization for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, teamed up with Mayor Gavin Newsom to launch San Francisco’s Veterans 311 Portal. 

It’s a one-stop shop for returning veterans, combining resources provided by the VA, federal, state and local governments, and nonprofit organizations specifically for veterans in the Bay Area. The online hub includes information about jobs, economic development programs, educational opportunities and information on the New GI Bill from IAVA’s NewGIBill.org, along with health care and mental health resources. 

“Providing veterans with streamlined access to information is just one of the ways The City can show our support and express our gratitude for their service,” Newsom said. “The Veterans 311 Portal will link vets with crucial services across the Bay Area.”

Created with guidance from IAVA, the Veterans 311 Portal emerged from existing 311 models developed for the San Francisco Unified School District and public housing.

For more information on San Francisco 311, visit www.sf311.org.

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