The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) both provide important benefits and services to veterans and their families. If you are looking for help and don't know where to begin, a good place to start is with your local veterans service office.
Local Veterans Service Offices
Veterans Service Offices will actively pursue the rights of veterans and dependents of the United States Armed Forces to receive Department of Veterans Affairs benefits. The VSO schedules appointments for free benefits claims counseling and information and referral assistance to veterans, their dependents and survivors. You can also find other VSO locations here.
1300 S. Grand Avenue, Building B, Rm 247, Santa Ana, CA 92705
200 W. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802
For more localized resources, you can also download the Orange County veterans resource directory here.
Employment Resources for Veterans
Housing Resources for Veterans
Local Veterans Centers
Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional readjustment counseling to eligible Veterans, active duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve components, and their families.
26431 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 100, Mission Viejo, CA 92691
12453 Lewis Street, Suite 101, Garden Grove, CA 92840
Local Healthcare Facilities & Resources
Prepare for a visit: Everyone entering these facilities are screened, and visitors are limited. Face coverings are mandatory. Please contact the VA first before going to any of our locations. For some needs, you may be able to get care at home by phone or video. You can also search for VA hospitals and clinics here.
5901 East 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90822
2569 West Woodland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92801
1506 Brookhollow Drive, Suite 100, Santa Ana, CA 92705
23719 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Emergency & Crisis Resources
Veteran Combat Call Center - Call 1-800-927-8387 to talk to another combat veteran.