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Veterans

Veterans Crisis Line

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? You are not alone – the Veteran’s Crisis Line is here for you. Dial 988, then Press 1 for immediate support.

988 offers free, confidential, and specialized crisis support 24/7, 365 days a year. You do not have be enrolled in VA benefits to call. Learn more by visiting Veterans Crisis Line.

Veterans who are experiencing homelessness, or are at risk of homelessness, can call the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 877-424-3838 or chat online. Trained counselors are ready to talk confidentially, 24/7 with veterans, family members, friends and supporters of veterans.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing

The mission of Project Healing Waters is to support the rehabilitation of active-duty military personnel and veterans living with disabilities through the art and sport of fly fishing. 

Shasta County’s Project Healing Waters is a free fly-fishing program for veterans who are wounded, injured or living with a disability. Classes are tailored for current or ex-military personnel. The goal of the program is to assist veterans in adapting their skills to new abilities. All are welcome to participate, regardless of their skill level.

Visit the Project Healing Waters website to learn more!

Carrying Heroes Program

Carrying Heroes connects people with rescue horses to help ease the effects of stress. The program is designed to support veterans, first responders, emergency personnel, and their immediate family members.

To learn more, visit the Carrying Heroes website.

Local Veteran Services

Shasta County Veterans Services Office

The Shasta County Veterans Services Office provides a variety of services to support local veterans and their families. Visit the Veterans Services Office website or call for additional information.

1855 Shasta St.
Redding, CA 96001
Phone: (530) 225-5616

VA Northern California Health Care System

The VA Northern California Health Care System offers resources to veterans, their families, and caregivers. Services include:
  • Suicide prevention and mental health support
  • Housing assistance
  • Job & career training programs
  • Specialty care services 

For more information, visit the VA Northern California Health Care website.

Veterans that need to apply for VA benefits can contact the Shasta County Veterans Services Office.

Crisis And Help Lines​

You are not alone
Organization Contact Number
988 Suicide and Crisis LifelineCall or text 988
Veterans Crisis LineCall 988 then Press 1
Deaf and Hard of HearingUse the American Sign Language or online chat feature on 988lifeline.org OR dial 711 then 988 for teletypewriter (TTY) users.
The Crisis Text LineText HOME to 741741
The Trevor Project866-488-7386
The Trans Lifeline877-565-8860
Shasta County Mental Health Services Access Team530-225-5252 / Toll Free: 888-385-5201
California Peer-Run Warm Line (non-crisis support)855-600-9276
Friendship Line California888-670-1360
California Youth Crisis Line800-843-5200
Disaster Distress Helpline800-985-5990
National Child Abuse Hotline800-422-4453
National Dating Abuse Helpline866-331-9474
National Runaway Safeline800-786-2929
Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN)800-656-4673
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment and Referral Information Helpline800-662-4357