WHO WE ARE: Veterans Transition Support (VTS) is an ALL VOLUNTEER nonprofit organization based in San Diego County, California. Our core mission is to provide vital assistance to transitioning service members and veterans as they navigate the challenging journey from military life to civilian life. We understand that this transition can be incredibly challenging, and for many veterans, it can lead to unemployment, homelessness, depression, marital issues, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, and a range of other physical, emotional, and financial challenges. It is our solemn duty to address these issues and provide a lifeline for those who have served our nation. Tragically, statistics show that 22 veterans per day take their own lives, often due to a lack of timely and effective support. For many veterans, the struggle persists even decades after their discharge from the military. At VTS, we stand as the bridge that fills the gaps left by the military experience. We do this through our Military Reintegration Program, which brings veterans together to support and mentor one another. Our program includes veteran-instructed certification courses, Veterans Career Management Workshops, and Veterans Business Networking Mixers. These initiatives serve to connect veterans and military personnel with fellow veterans who work within companies and hiring managers actively seeking to employ them. Our organization is driven by the belief that veterans should not have to face the challenges of civilian life alone. By offering mentorship, training, and networking opportunities, we aim to empower veterans and provide them with the resources they need to transition successfully. Through VTS, we strive to honor the service of our veterans by ensuring they have the support and guidance required to thrive in their civilian lives.
WHAT WE DO: Veterans Transition Support’s (VTS) mission is to bridge the gap between the civilian workforce and our transitioning military service members and veterans before they experience transition road-blocks. VTS ensures our military service members reintegrate back into civilian life and the civilian workforce into careers suitable for their level of military experience and economic sustainability. This is achieved by providing service members with effective tools to translate their military experience into recognizable civilian job skills, civilian certifications to transfer military experience into its civilian counterpart, identifying needed training to fill skill gaps and one on one mentoring in four critical areas required to sustain a successful transition: Career Development, Cultural Adaptation, Obtaining VA Benefits and Education Planning. The VTS goal is to seamlessly transition all military personnel who enter the Veterans Transition Support program prior to leaving military service through individual mentoring, career management, counseling, and weekend and evening programs that close skill gaps and provide networking opportunities with civilian hiring managers.
WHY OUR WORK MATTERS: Veterans Transition Support (VTS) is on a mission to ensure a smooth and successful transition for our military service members and veterans as they journey from the military into civilian life. We are committed to bridging the gap between the unique experiences of our service members and the demands of the civilian workforce, with the ultimate aim of preventing the roadblocks and challenges that can arise during this transition. Our dedication lies in helping military service members reintegrate into civilian life and secure careers that align with their level of military expertise, ensuring economic sustainability. This mission is achieved through a multifaceted approach: