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Zero8Hundred participates in ABC 10News panel: path to the white house

Zero8Hundred CEO Ashley Camac recently participated in a panel with ABC 10News. The panel discussed important issues impacting Veteran voters.


Zero8Hundred Welcomes Matthew McConnell to the Board of Directors

Matt recently retired as a LtCol serving in the United States Marine Corps for over 28 years. Matt joins the Zero8Hundred Board bringing his experience and expertise to a team of community leaders who are dedicated to supporting and advocating for military members who are transitioning to civilian life. Join us in welcoming Matt McConnell to the Zero8Hundred Board.

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Zero8Hundred Welcomes Matt Hackett to the Board of Directors

Matt retired from service in the United States Marine Corps after 30 years of active-duty service.  Matt joins the Zero8Hundred Board eager to share his experience and expertise through the mission supporting service members transitioning to civilian life. Join us in welcoming Matt Hackett to the Zero8Hundred Board.

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Zero8Hundred Welcomes Ed Sullivan to the Board of Directors

Ed recently retired from service in the United States Marine Corps after 30 years of active duty.  Ed joins the Zero8Hundred Board bringing his experience and expertise to a team of community leaders who are dedicated to supporting and advocating for military members who are transitioning to civilian life. Join us in welcoming Ed Sullivan to our Zero8Hundred Board. 



Read about our mission and services in the February issue of SD Veterans Magazine!



Zero8Hundred is honored to be selected as one of the 2023 VetsAid grant recipients here in San Diego.  We are grateful to VetsAid for supporting Veteran Service Organizations across the Nation and here in San Diego who are doing incredible work each and every day to support our Veteran population and their families. Thank you to Joe Walsh and VetsAid for their support of the Zero8Hundred mission.  We look forward to an amazing concert!

VetsAid 2023 is happening Sunday, November 12th at 5:00pm at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in San Diego. Tickets and information about this upcoming benefit concert can be found here.

2023 Fleet Week San Diego

FLeet Week San Diego
november 3-12, 2023

Fleet Week San Diego is back! San Diego is home to the largest U.S. military concentration in the country. Don't miss these inspiring events designed to honor and celebrate our military’s incalculable  contributions as defenders of our nation and neighbors in our community. Public events held Nov 3 – 12, 2023, Broadway Pier, 1000 North Harbor Drive, San Diego.

Leadership and the Art of Listening Presented by Ashley Camac

ASHLEY CAMAC, CEO of ZERO8HUNDRED, Featured SpeakER AT National University event

Ashley Camac, CEO of Zero8Hundred, was a featured speaker at the National University Speaker Series event on September 28, 2023. Ashley delivered a presentation titled "Leadership and the Art of Listening," where she shared her insights on the pivotal role of active listening in trust-building, relationship cultivation, and the promotion of a positive team culture. With more than two decades of leadership and military experience, Ashley's perspective is both insightful and invaluable. We invite you to watch the recording here.

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We are thrilled to introduce our new team of Peer Navigators at Zero8Hundred! They provide personalized, social work-based support for transitioning service members (TSMs). TSMs can count on a collaborative partnership with Peer Navigators, connecting them to vital resources for achieving their goals. This team focuses on alleviating stressors related to employment, education, health, basic needs, and community connections during the transition to civilian life.

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Zero8Hundred is proud to be a US Department of Labor partner! In support of the ENPP, VETS will work with selected high caliber employment and training organizations from the public and private sector, as defined in section 1144 of Title 10. They are specifically selecting organizations who are leaders in providing employment support for our transitioning service members and their spouses. Download our flyer and get all the key information you need about working with Zero8Hundred.


Nonprofit Leadership and Management Graduate Steve Kappes Follows Passions to ‘Encore Career’

Steve Kappes, Zero8Hundred's Board Chair and retired United States Navy Captain, graduated this past May from the University of San Diego (USD) with a Master’s in Nonprofit Leadership and Management — and if you’re keeping track, yes, this is his second advanced degree.

“A couple of years ago, I started to think, ‘I’ve done a lot of military-related work, and that has been extremely fulfilling, but it’s a big world out there with a lot of other possibilities,’” says Kappes. “It got me thinking, ‘What else might I like to do?’”

One of his initial thoughts was to do something that continued his passion for volunteer work.

“Community service is really important to me. As I reflected on that, I thought, ‘the next move I want to make career-wise is into the nonprofit sector.’” 



Zero8Hundred is one of 350 local non-profits participating in this year's San Diego Gives!


San Diego Gives 2023 is a year-round nonprofit sustainability project that culminates in a Day of Giving on Thursday, September 7 and Day of Service on Friday, September 8.

This 24-hour online fundraiser, focuses on addressing the needs of our own community. Their goal is to create a movement of local giving. When you make a donation to Zero8Hundred during San Diego Gives, know that every dollar of your investment will stay local to help transitioning veterans and their families. 


General Agency Information Form

All new and past agencies must complete and update the General Agency Information Form beginning January 1 - September 29 of each new year to update our files. 


The Country Friends will contact any NEW agency for a site visit before we can fund, along with any previously funded agency that has not had a site visit in the past four years.

For questions, please email Marci Cavanaugh at


zero8hundred joins the east county chamber

We're thrilled to announce that Zero8Hundred has joined the East County Chamber! 


San Diego County supervisors OK plan to help homeless veterans

[T]he plan could be ready in April [2023] and feature input from community groups, government representatives, and people who have experienced homelessness.

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Local non-profit helps servicemembers transitioning out of the military

Zero8Hundred is helping thousands of veterans tailor their unique journeys after retirement.


2022 Small Business awards

Zero8Hundred was recognized as an award finalist during the July 2022 Small Business Awards & Summer Mixer.


2022 California nonprofit of the year award

San Diego Senator Toni G. Atkins honored Zero8Hundred with Nonprofit of the Year Award.


Spotlight on the community podcast

Zero8Hundred recognized by local podcaster for comprehensive wraparound support or transitioning service members.

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