The San Diego Veterans Coalition was organized in 2009, and now has a membership of over 130. The concept is based on leveraging relationships with other Veteran Service organizations, so that we may provide Veterans with complete services. Many of the organization that belong to SDVC specialize in one field (education, housing, employment, healthcare). So thereby knowing what services each other provides, we can offer comprehensive support to our local Veteran community. We are proud to work alongside a wide variety of non-profit and for-profit organizations, as well as governmental agencies and civic minded individuals. Purpose: The purpose of the San Diego Veterans Coalition (SDVC) is to serve the needs of San Diego regional Veterans, their families and significant others. We intend to improve collaboration and coordination among community service providers in all sectors (non-profit, county, state, federal, informal councils, Veteran groups) so that delivery of services is more comprehensive and Veteran Family-centric. Vision: The vision of the SDVC is to honor and care for U.S. Veterans, their families and significant others by integrating all available services. San Diego Region will be a National model for the comprehensive and integrated system of community providers serving Veterans, their families and significant others. Mission: The mission of the SDVC is to improve the support of the Veterans in San Diego Region by: Inspiring and encouraging collaboration and cooperation among service providers (collaboration goal) and Veteran service organizations, advocating on behalf of Veterans, their families and significant others for better integration of services (support goal, improving communication between Veterans and providers to disseminate information; and determine needs (communication goal), providing guidance and leadership which would affect local changes and serve as a model for other communities to emulate (leadership goal).