Presently the state of California operates three Veterans Homes - Yountville, Barstow, and Chula Vista. The first veterans home, Yountville was founded in 1884 to serve the needs of veterans of the Civil War. Today there are three campuses operating with plans for additional sites in the future. The mission of the homes is to provide long term residential care for veterans of all wars in an environment which:
- Maintains Good Health and vitality
- Reduces incidences and severity of disabilities
- Increases social interaction
- Promotes self reliance and self worth
- Wartime Veteran Honorably Discharged
- California Resident
- Over 62 or Disabled
The Veterans Home of California - Yountville
The Veterans Home of California, Yountville is a community of and for veterans located in the heart of scenic Napa Valley. The home provides residential accommodations and a wealth of recreational, social and therapeutic activities for independent living; plus the added security of five levels of nursing and medical care. Some 1,200 Veterans (both men and women) live at the Home, and the residential capacity will be increased to 1,600 on completion of our $100 Million renovation program. Veterans desiring to be considered for membership must be residents of California, age 62 or older (or younger if disabled), and have served honorably.
Veterans interested in information on the Veterans Home can call (800) 404-8387 or write to:
Veterans Home of California
Attn: Communication and Development
P.O. Box 1200
Yountville, CA 94599
The Veterans Home of California - Barstow
The Veterans Home of California, Barstow, is located in the high desert of Southern California, off Interstate 15, midway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. This state-of-the-art home, which opened in February, 1996, has the capability to care for 400 elderly or disabled California veterans.
The Veterans Home provides California veterans with a living environment that protects their dignity and contributes to their feeling of self-reliance and self-worth. Many cultural and educational opportunities are available at the adjacent Barstow College campus. In addition, the Big Bear Lake area is only 1 1/2 hours distant.
The city of Barstow, with 22,000 residents, has a "home town" atmosphere and is only an hour from the Ontario Airport. Southern California beaches and recreational opportunities are within convenient driving distance.
Veterans seeking admission should call 1-800-746-0606 or write to:
Veterans Home of California, Barstow
100 E. Veterans Parkway
Barstow, CA 92311
The Veterans Home of California - Chula Vista
Located on a 30-acre site adjacent to Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center off Telegraph Canyon Road, the Veterans Home of California (VHC) Chula Vista is only the third state veterans home in the Golden State and the first located in a coastal, urban Southern California setting.
VHC-Chula Vista is a 400-bed long-term residential and nursing care facility providing options for independent living and intermediate and skilled nursing. Completed in May 2000, VHC-CV employs 258, has a $13 million payroll and contracts locally for a variety of supplies and services such as food and maintenance.
A two-year study by the Governor's Commission on a Southern California Home resulted in a unanimous recommendation in favor of the Chula Vista location. In selecting Chula Vista, the commission highlighted the proximity to the area’s acute health care facilities; wide range of commercial, recreational and cultural services that will be available to residents of the facility; and the magnitude of community support.
Veterans seeking admission should call 1 (888) 857-2146 or write to:
Veterans Home of California, Chula Vista
700 East Naples Court
Chula Vista, CA 91911