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Nation’s Finest Opens New Office in Vacaville

Dec 06, 2023 03:21PM ● By Nation’s Finest News Release

Nation’s Finest Vacaville office staff includes Elizabeth Correa, Site Director; Carrigan Zunino, Program Support Specialist; Lisa Hoff, Case Manager; Jason Shaw, Case Manager; Adriana Gorham, Housing Locator; Chris Sheridan, Outreach Specialist; and Stephen Hernandez, Regional Site Director. Photo courtesy of Nation’s Finest

VACAVILLE, CA (MPG) - Nation’s Finest, a non-profit Veterans service organization, announced the opening of a new office in Vacaville to respond to the ongoing challenges faced by Veterans in Solano County. The new office, located at 490 Merchant St. Suite 201, will provide comprehensive Veteran support services and build relationships with Veterans in the community.  

“Vacaville has a large number of Veterans living in the area, (and) many previously served at Travis Air Force Base or Mare Island,” said Elizabeth Correa, Site Director, Nation’s Finest Vacaville office. “Our new office will help us more easily connect and provide transitional housing for homeless Veterans and those in danger of homelessness, referrals for mental and physical health services, employment services, and more. It will also help us strengthen our connection with community partners in Solano County where the need is great.”

Solano County alone is home to nearly 30,000 Veterans, with more than 8,000 living with a disability, more than 400 unemployed, and hundreds more who are homeless or living in poverty. More than 50% of the Veteran population is over the age of 65.

Nation’s Finest, first established as Flower of the Dragon in Santa Rosa in 1972, has been serving Veterans for over 50 years. The non-profit was founded by four former Vietnam Veterans who realized that those returning home needed services such as job training and job placement, or a safe space, to help them transition to civilian life. 

The new Vacaville office has a team of eight professional and diverse staff members who serve as case managers, housing locators, outreach specialists, and a site director. Veterans from all eras and backgrounds needing support are encouraged to reach out to the new office for qualified, compassionate care.