Veterans Help

National Assistance

Are you a homeless Veteran in need of help?

Call 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838)

NRD

National Resource Directory is an online partnership for wounded, ill and injured service members, Veterans, their familes, and those that support them.


www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov
Veterans Crisis Line
UICH

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VA

Other Helpful Hotlines & Websites

  • US Department of Veterans Affairs
    1-800-827-1000
    www.va.gov
  • Medical Centers
    1-877-222-8387
    www.visn22.med.va.gov
  • Persian Gulf War Helpline
    1-800-749-8387
  • Focus on Recovery Helpline
    1-800-888-9383
  • National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
    1-800-838-4357
    www.nchv.org
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline
    1-888-273-TALK (8255)

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Local Assistance

Veterans Affairs Healthcare Locations

  • VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
    Full Service Hospital
    11301 Wilshire Blvd.
    Los Anegeles, CA 90073
    (310) 487-3711
    www.losangeles.va.gov
  • VA Long Beach Healthcare System
    Full Service Hospital
    5901 East 7th Street
    Long Beach, CA 90822
    (562) 826-8000
  • Sepulveda Outpatient Clinic and Nursing
    16111 Plummer Street
    North Hills, CA 91343
    (818) 891-7711 or (800) 516-4567
  • VA Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center
    351 East Temple Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90012
    (213) 253-2677
  • Lancaster Community Based Outpatient Clinic
    547 West Lancaster Boulevard
    Lancaster, CA 93536
    (661) 729-8655 or (800) 515-0031
    Fax:(661) 729-8656
  • Pasadena Community Based Outpatient Clinic
    420 West Las Tunas Drive
    San gabriel, CA 91776
    (213) 253-2677 ext. 14505
  • Gardena Community Based Outpatient Clinic
    1251 Redondo Beach Boulevard, 3rd Floor
    Gardena, CA 90247
    (310) 851-4705
  • East Los Angeles Community Based Outpatient
    5426 E. Olympic Boulevard
    City of Commerce, CA 90040
    (323) 725-7557
    Fax: (323) 725-7577

Veterans Service Providers

  • Volunteers of America/Los Angeles
    3600 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1500
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
    (213) 389-1500
    Fax: (213) 385-7599
    www.voala.org/services/veteran
  • U.S. VETS-Inglewood
    733 S. Hindry Avenue
    Inglewood, CA 90045
    (310) 348-7600
    www.usvetsinc.org/inglewood
  • New Directions, Inc.
    11303 Wilshire Boulevard, VA Bldg 116
    Los Angeles, CA 90073
    (310) 914-4045
    Fax: (310) 914-5495
    www.newdirectionsinc.org/about
  • SRO Housing Corporation
    354 S. Spring Street, Suite 400
    Los Angeles, CA 90013
    (213) 229-9640
    Fax: (213)229-9677
    www.srohousing.org
  • The Salvation Army-Southern California
    11301 Wilshire Boulevard ldg 207 & 212
    Los Angeles, CA 90073
    (310) 478-3711 Ext. 44353
    www.salvationarmysocal.org
  • Weingart Center Association
    566 South San Pedro
    Los Angeles, CA 90013
    (213) 627-9000
    Fax: (213) 627-4031
    www.weingart.org
  • Los Angeles Family Housing
    7843 Lankershim Boulevard
    North Hollywood, CA 91605
    (818) 982-4091
    www.lafh.org
  • PATH (People Assisting the Homeless)
    340 N. Madison Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90004
    (323) 413-7783
    ssvf@epath.org

For a full listing of veteran service providers, click here pdf.

Veterans Programs & Services

Housing

Grant and Per Diem Beds

Only programs with supportive housing (up to 24 months) or service centers (offering services such as case management, education, crisis intervention, counseling, services targeted towards specialized populations including homeless women Veterans, etc.)..

Contact Information

Jeff Quarles
1-877-332-0334
vhatamgrantandperdiem@va.gov

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program

Supportive Services for Veteran Families assists homeless and at-risk Veteran families’ housing stability...
For a list of service providers,click here pdf.
For further information please email SSVF@va.gov or call (toll-free) at 1-877-737–0111.

HUD-VA Supportive Housing (VASH) Program

The Department of Housing and Urban Development – VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program is a joint effort between HUD and VA to move Veterans and their families out of homelessness and into permanent housing. HUD provides housing assistance through its Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) that allows homeless Veterans to rent privately owned housing..
For more information, please call 310-654-7981.

Employment

Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Projects (HVRP)

HVRP assists Veterans with job search preparation, vocational counseling, occupational skills training, on-the-job training, trade skills certification and licensing, and job placement assistance.
http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/hvrp

Department of Labor: Employment Development Department

Veterans receive priority in job and training referrals and other employment related services. All Job Services Offices have specially trained staff to ensure Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces receive maximum employment and training opportunities. Services can include counseling, labor market information, job referrals, job search workshops, and job development with potential employers.
http://www.dol.gov/vets/

Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists (DVOPs) & Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVERs)

This is a job and training program, with emphasis on Veterans with service-connected disabilities. DVOP specialists provide outreach and offer assistance by promoting community and employer support, including apprenticeship and on-the-job training. LVERs’ primary duties are conducting outreach to employers, facilitating job search workshops, and providing employment and training services to Veterans.
http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/fact/Employment_Services

Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

Every county in California has a DORS program that helps people with disabilities find and keep jobs. Apply for these services immediately after your release. Look in the phone book blue pages under "Department of Vocational Rehabilitation,” or search the Internet for "Vocational Rehabilitation" and referral to supportive services. Below is a list of these services by location.
http://www.rehab.cahwnet.gov

ORGANIZATION LOCATION PHONE NUMBER
City of Sunnyvale Sunnyvale 408-730-7481
Mental Health Systems San Diego 858-565-2510
New Directions, Inc. Los Angeles 310-914-4045
North County Interfaith Council Escondido 760-489-6380
P.A.T.H. Los Angeles 323-644-2200
The Salvation Army - Los Angeles Los Angeles 213-626-4786
Swords to Plowshares San Francisco 415-252-4788
The Salvation Army - Los Angeles Los Angeles 213-553-3253
U.S. Vets Initiative – Long Beach Long Beach 562-388-8000
U.S. Vets Initiative – Loma Linda March AFB 951-656-6894
U.S. Vets Initiative - Inglewood Inglewood 310-348-7600
Vietnam Veterans of California Sacramento 707-578-2785
Vietnam Veterans of California, Inc. Eureka 707-578-2785
Vietnam Veterans of San Diego, Inc. San Diego 619-393-2026
Vietnam Vets of North San Diego San Diego 619-497-0142
Volunteers of America - Los Angeles Los Angeles 213-622-3540
Joint Efforts, Inc. San Pedro 310-831-2358

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