What Does Courage to Call Provide?

Every day in San Diego County, current and former service members and their families deal with the complex maze of issues that accompanies military life. Often times the most difficult problem is not knowing where to turn when you need help.

Courage to Call is a free, confidential, veteran-staffed 24/7 helpline dedicated to assisting active duty military personnel, veterans, reservists, guard members, and their families, regardless of discharge status, through information, guidance, and referrals. We offer an optional deeper level of care with case management and can assign a veteran peer navigator to your case. These “Navigators” will help you navigate the resources and will advocate on your behalf.

Learn more about

Peer Support
Peer Navigation
Training for Organizations

Types of assistance include

  • Access to resources or referrals
  • Employment services
  • Food, housing and shelter
  • Rent and utility assistance
  • Counseling/mental health services
  • Family and legal resources
  • VA and other benefits and information
  • Veterans transition services
  • Low-cost or no-cost recreation

Who Does Courage to Call Serve?

Courage to Call is a countywide San Diego program serving:


who have served in any branch of the Military, Reserves or National Guard regardless of their discharge status, and those who have left the military and need help finding support and services.


Families and Loved Ones
who are concerned about the emotional health and well being of those who have served in the Active Duty, Reserves or National Guard.


Community organizations, agencies, and providers
that want training to improve cultural awareness and understanding for serving those with a military or military family background.

Who Should Contact Courage to Call?

For around-the-clock guidance, support, information and/or referrals for a loved one or yourself.

For veteran and family support and guidance that can help you develop short term prevention-oriented plans to improve your mental wellness.

For staff training that helps your organization gain a better cultural understanding andawareness for interacting with service members and their families.