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What is zero8hundred?
We are NOT a 1-800 number!
zero8hundred is a resource referral program dedicated to working with transitioning service members, recent veterans and their spouses (including Gold Star Spouses). It is our mission to provide our program participants transition support through personalized navigation of uniquely best suited resources on the journey to civilian life.
What does zero8hundred mean?
While we know most military members start their day well before 0800, it is the official time to raise the colors, or American Flag, to signal the beginning of a new day. Transitioning to military life is the beginning of a new day, or chapter, and our name reflects that new beginning. And who knows, maybe once you are out of the military your day will start at 0800!
How is zero8hundred different from other military transition support programs?
zero8hundred is different in four major ways.
Our program is presented and offered at on-base transition courses around Southern California, and available to you up to 12 months PRIOR to separation!
Traditional transition support programs offer direct services in a specific area of transition to the service member directly, our resources include transition support for the service member AND their spouse. Note to spouses: We can’t make your spouses do everything you are asking them to do, but we can listen to what your needs during transition are and get the best suited resource for that need.
zero8hundred doesn’t focus on just one area of transition. We have a resource for every need. We categorize our resources into 5 pillars: Employment, Education, Basic Needs, Health and Wellness and Social/Community Connections. zero8hundred works with VIPs to determine the resources uniquely best suited to their specific transition needs, or goals.
You will receive one on one support from a dedicated Resource Specialist the entire time you are enrolled in the zero8hundred program.
What is a VIP?
Already enrolled with zero8hundred? This is you! Anyone enrolled in our program. VIP stands for Veteran (or Spouse) in Process!
What is a Resource Specialist?
Your Resource Specialist is committed to finding the best suited resources for all your transition goals. At zero8hundred, we are committed to finding and researching the best resources for our VIP’s. Did you know there are over 400 veteran service organization in San Diego County alone? Let our Resource Specialists figure out which one of these organizations will best meet your needs.
Who can enroll with zero8hundred?
We wish we could accept everyone who needs assistance with transition resources, but we do have some eligibility requirements.
Plan to live, work or go to school in San Diego, Imperial, Riverside or Orange Counties.
- Be an active duty service member/Reservist or National Guardsman no more than 12 months prior to terminal leave
- Be the spouse of an active duty service member/Reservist or National Guardsman no more than 9 months prior to terminal leave*
- Be a Reservist or National Guardsman no more than 90 days prior to a deployment/activation or within 1 year of return from deployment/activation
- Be the spouse of a Reservist or National Guardsman no more than 90 days prior to a deployment/activation or within 1 year of return from deployment/activation
How do I enroll with zero8hundred?
We are so glad you asked! It is so easy. Click here or go to our Enroll Now tab and in less than 5 minutes you have an appointment scheduled with a Resource Specialist.