Resources

2019 Veteran Caregiver Directory Edition

The  Department of Defense Caregiver  Resource  Directory  includes the most commonly  referenced  resources, organizations,  agencies,  and programs that provide  support  to the caregivers  of wounded, ill,  or injured  service members.  The concept of the Caregiver Resource Directory is to connect communities  with caregivers, building public awareness and support for caregivers.

CalVet Veterans Resource Book 8th Edition
CalVet’s Veterans Resource Book, which is now available in both digital and hard copy, outlines all of the state and federal benefits and other incentives available to California veterans. Each listing provides an overview of the benefit, as well as information on who is eligible and how to apply. You’ll also find a directory of veteran service organizations and volunteer opportunities.

California Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We have reformed our department internally and are striving for high quality, prompt and seamless service to veterans. Our department's employees continue to offer their dedication and commitment to help veterans get the services they have earned. Our nation's veterans deserve no less.

California Association of County Veterans Service Officers
Locally-funded agencies established in 1946 to assist veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services accrued through military service.

National Association of County Veteran Service Officers
NACVSO's membership actively promotes the rights of veterans and dependents of the United States through a progressive legislative platform.

OC Veterans Resource Directory
The updated County of Orange Veterans Resource Directory is now available to view and print online. Community members may also request a copy by calling the Veterans Service Office at (714) 480-6555. 

OC Veterans 5th District Resource Guide

Strong Families, Strong Children (SFSC)
https://www.ocstrongfamilies.org/pages/about-strong-families-strong-children

 

Mental Health

OC4Vets - Health Care Agency, Behavioral Health Services/Helping Veterans Get Back on Track Programs: Phone: (714) 480-6476
The OC4Vets Behavioral Health program is funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) and provides services in support of Orange County Veterans and their families.

OC4Vets - Health Care Agency, Helping Veterans Get Back on Track - Court Support 4 Vets:  Phone: (714) 480-6476
Court Support 4 Vets assist Veterans by providing behavioral health expertise for Vets involved in Orange County's civil and criminal legal system, Non-Criminal Domestic Violence Court and Veterans Treatment Court.

VAMC, Long Beach
VA Long Beach Healthcare System is one of the most diversified health care systems in VA.  Located along the Southern California coast, the facility provides comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, and extended care programs.

 

Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline and online chat. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or chat online to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Learn more about the Veterans Crisis Line at http://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 800-273-TALK (8255)
The Lifeline Network answers thousands of calls from people in emotional distress. There are many reasons for their calls. Please call for any of the following reasons:

Suicidal thoughts

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
  • Information on suicide
  • Information on mental health/illness
  • Substance abuse / addiction
  • To help a friend or loved one
  • Relationship problems
  • Abuse / violence
  • Economic problems
  • Sexual orientation issues
  • Physical illness
  • Loneliness
  • Family problems

 

VA Facilities

Location Address Contact
Laguna Hills Clinic 25292 McIntyre St, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 (949) 587-3700
Long Beach Medical Center 5901 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA 90822

(562) 826-8000

(888) 769-8387

Placentia VA Clinic 770 S Placentia Ave, Placentia, CA 92870-6832

Main phone: (714) 223-6000

Mental health care: (562) 826-5603

San Diego Medical Center 3350 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92161

(858) 552-8585

(800) 331-8387

Santa Ana Outpatient Clinic 1506 Brookhollow Dr, Suite 100, Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 434-4600
Santa Fe Springs Outpatient Clinic 10330 Pioneer Rd, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 (562) 466-6080
Vet Center - North County 12453 Lewis St, Suite 101, Garden Grove, CA 92840 (714) 776-0161
Vet Center - South County 26431 Crown Valley Pkwy, Suite 100, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 (949) 348-6700

 

Employment Resources

Working Wardrobes
At Working Wardrobes we do everything in our power to help men, women, young adults and Veterans overcome difficult challenges, so they can achieve dignity of work. Our clients are workforce ready by participating in career training, job placement assistance and professional wardrobe services in an environment of dignity and respect.

 

Would You Like To Join A Veterans Service Organization?

American Legion
Today there is no accurate record of the total number of veterans' organizations, but among them all, none has grown so large or has exercised such wide influence as The American Legion. None is so intimately identified with the word "veteran".

    AMVETS
    A leader since 1944 in preserving the freedoms secured by America's Armed Forces, AMVETS provides, not only support for veterans and the active military in procuring their earned entitlements, but also community services that enhance the quality of life for this nation's citizens.

    Veterans Foreign Wars
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars has been a voice for our nation's veterans for more than a century and is the nation's oldest major veteran's organization. To America and the world, the letters "VFW" symbolize volunteerism and community service.

    AccreditedOnlineColleges.org
    AoC.org was created in 2013. The founding team had one mission: create an easy to use and credible product that connects students to accredited online colleges. These three requirements (easy to use, credible, and only promoting accredited colleges) were important to the team because at that time everyone felt that’s exactly what students could not quickly access off the internet.