How We Help

Port City Patriots, formerly Disabled Veterans Charities of San Joaquin County, was founded in 1972 by a group of veterans who wanted to assist fellow veterans in need. Over the past 50+ years we have provided direct support to thousands of local veterans.

If you, or a veteran that you know, need assistance please call us at

(209) 955-1423

Transportation-(SJRTD Bus Passes)
Emergency Rent/ Utility Payment Assistance
Food Grants
New Mattresses, New Microwave, and Gently-Used Furnishings and Househol Items
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Please have the following ready when you contact us

  • DD 214 – legible, full-page form reflecting at least two years’ service and an honorable discharge
  • State Picture ID & VA Card
  • Past Due Bills – if applying for Payment Assistance
  • Proof of San Joaquin County residency by providing a current utility bill or other current documentation