What is this service?
The Veteran’s Outreach Program provides increased outreach and access to mental health services for veterans, by providing rehabilitative activities and counseling services. The County hosts various physical, rehabilitative activities for veterans and their families throughout the year in various locations.
These activities, including hiking, kayaking, and horseback riding, are safe, culturally appropriate, prosocial opportunities for the Department's Veterans Services Therapist to engage veterans – who are unlikely to seek mental health care through clinic settings.
The Veterans Outreach Program is part of the Mental Health Services Act plan, and provided by the Behavioral Health Department. For more information on Veterans services and benefits, please visit the County's Veterans Services Office page.
Who can use this service?
This service is open to all veterans in San Luis Obispo County. Family members or guests of participating veterans may accompany when appropriate.
Is there a charge for this service?
This service is provided free of charge.
When and where is this service offered?
Activities are hosted throughout the year at various locations. Each event is advertised and promoted throughout the county and can be viewed on our website and on Facebook: Veterans Outreach San Luis Obispo County.