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Veterans Resource Center

Veterans Resource Center

In partnership with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), the LA County Library is pleased to help veterans and their families. Visit a Veterans Resource Center to learn about state and federal education, employment, housing, health, disability and other benefits that may be available to you and your family.

Call the library to schedule a one-on-one consultation with a trained volunteer, many of whom are veterans themselves or who have had professional experience assisting veterans, or just drop by and check out the collection of library books and other library materials selected especially for veterans.

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Los Angeles County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Services for veterans of Los Angeles County. Office is located at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.

VA Health Benefits Overview

This guide is designed to provide Veterans and their families with the information they need to understand VA’s health care system.

VA Public Health

Promoting and protecting the health of Veterans and VA staff

211 Veterans Resource Portal

The Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative, working with 211 LA, developed a Veterans Portal that will allow veterans to search for and access needed services on their own or with the help of a personal navigator.

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, online chat, or text.

Social Security Benefits for Disabled Military Personnel and Their Family Members

Here you will find information that Wounded Warriors and Veterans Who Have a Compensation Rating of 100% P&T should know about Social Security.

War Ink

War Ink emerged out of a need to recognize veterans’ service and sacrifices and to bridge the divide between the veterans and civilian communities. This is both exhibit and forum, using tattoos as a springboard for California veterans to share their stories.

2018 CalVet Resource Book

This book assists Veterans with accessing the wide variety of services and benefits available to Veterans and family members.

National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics that supply an abundance of vetted resources.

eBenefits

Gateway to benefit information from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense

National Archives – Veterans’ Service Records

Request military service records online, research using military records, replace lost medals and awards, and browse World War II photos.

Veteran’s Employment Related Assistance Program (VEAP)

In coordination with the California Workforce Development Board, the EDD funds organizations to offer services targeted to meet the veterans’ unique needs and occupational goals with an emphasis on those who recently returned to civilian life.

California Women Veterans

The mission of the CalVet division for Women Veterans Affairs is to provide information, advocacy, outreach, and support to Women Veterans and their families.

Center for Women Veterans

Provides information about select resources for women Veterans.

Research for Women Veterans

Women have traditionally been underrepresented in medical research, leading to gaps in biomedical knowledge. By volunteering to participate in VA research efforts, women Veterans can make a difference.

VA Dental Insurance Program

VA’s comprehensive VA Dental Insurance Program (VADIP) gives enrolled Veterans and CHAMPVA beneficiaries the opportunity to purchase dental insurance through Delta Dental and MetLife at a reduced cost.

Military OneSource

Military OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve Component members, and their families.

Education and Training

Learn about education and training programs administered by VA.

Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors

2016 Online Edition

2016 Military Online Handbooks

Free military handbooks for active and retired U.S. military personnel.

VA App Store

The VA App Store provides access to dozens of apps, including those created specifically for Veterans and their Health Care Professionals.

National Center for Telehealth & Technology Mobile Applications

T2 is a Department of Defense organization whose mission is to lead the innovation of mobile health and telehealth solutions to deliver psychological health and traumatic brain injury care and support to our nation’s warriors, veterans and their families.

Veteran Identification Card (VIC)

Veterans with honorable service may apply for the ID card, which will provide proof of military service, and may be accepted by retailers in lieu of the standard DD-214 form to obtain promotional discounts and other services where offered to Veterans.

Map of Veterans Resource Centers in California

In partnership with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), your public library is pleased to help veterans and their families. Visit the Veterans Resource Center at a participating public library, to learn about state and federal education, employment, housing, health, disability and other benefits that may be available to you and your family.

Antelope Valley Veterans Community Action Coalition

Antelope Valley Veterans Community Action Coalition (AVVCAC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the status of local veterans through service, education and advocacy.

Antelope Valley Vets for Veterans

Vets for Veterans strives to empower local veterans, suffering the physical and psychological wounds of war, to successfully reintegrate into the community. For more information see their Facebook page.

Antelope Valley Enrichment Services

Provides assistance to veterans through the Military Resource Center.

JVS Veterans Resource Center

JVS Veterans First is dedicated to helping veterans transition from military to civilian life by providing individual coaching, combined with resources and referrals to meet the specific needs of each person.

Antelope Valley College Veterans Center

The Mission of the Veterans Affair Program is to provide assistance through education, certification, and guidance to military veterans and their dependents in achieving their educational objectives and to effectively promote the retention, graduation, and transfer of military veteran students and their dependents.

Los Angeles County Housing Resources for Veterans

The Los Angeles County Housing Resource Center website strives to bring new information and tools for assisting homeless veterans and their families find affordable housing throughout Los Angeles County.

San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity – Home Repair program for Veterans

Home Repair programs provide low-income veterans who own and live in their homes with overdue exterior home repair services. Groups of volunteers help homeowners with exterior maintenance.

Disabled American Veterans

DAV is a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices have made possible.

13733 Rosecrans Avenue, Santa Fe Springs, CA 562-404-1266

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars offers a wide range of assistance programs aimed at helping veterans of every generation.

  • 4117 Alderson Avenue, Baldwin Park, CA 626-337-9171
  • 11126 Ramona Boulevard, El Monte, CA 626-448-1737
  • 2328 West Merced Avenue, West Covina, CA 626-337-9086
  • 1657 Gale Avenue, City of Industry, CA 626-968-4782

West Covina Courthouse – Veterans Service Office

Please contact each location for services offered.

  • 1427 West Covina Parkway Suite 100A, West Covina, CA 626-813-3402

The American Legion

A patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.

  • 4725 Maine Ave, Baldwin Park, CA 626-337-1944
  • 14929 Clark Avenue, Industry, CA 626-961-2298

Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Program (HCHV) – VA Medical Center

Initially serving as a mechanism to contract with providers for community-based residential treatment for homeless Veterans, many HCHV programs now serve as the hub for a myriad of housing and other services that provide VA with a way to reach and assist homeless Veterans by offering them entry to VA care.

VA Healthcare System Long Beach

Regional VA Medical Center offering health care benefits and a transition center.

Santa Fe Springs VA Clinic

Provides primary care, mental health, telehealth, lab, and radiology services to veterans.

Los Angeles Vet Center

Located in Gardena. Provides mental health and crisis counseling, as well as a point of contact for any questions relating to VA benefits and assistance.

Selaco WDB (South East Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board)

Will assist with employment needs, resumes, & career assessment.

The American Legion

A patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. Here is a list of local posts:

  • Post 359, 11986 Front St, Norwalk 90650, 562-474-1977
  • Post 335, 9535 California Ave, South Gate 90280, 323-537-4458
  • Post 134, 7550 Somerset Blvd, Paramount 90723, 562-788-7352

Veterans of Foreign Wars

The Veterans of Foreign Wars offers a wide range of assistance programs aimed at helping veterans of every generation. Here is a list of local posts:

  • Post 3752 South Whittier, 11912 Rivera Rd Ste A, Santa Fe Springs 90670-2256, 562-698-9059
  • Post 9148 La Mirada, 13932 Valley View Ave, La Mirada 90638, 562-941-4097
  • Post 7243 Clyde R. Zuver, 12064 Centralia Rd, Hawaiian Gardens 90716-1028, 562-865-0455

City of Norwalk Veterans Services

Programs available to Norwalk residents who have or are currently serving in the military, including Pets for Troops and Wounded Warrior Parking.

City of Whittier Veterans Resource Center

Trained volunteers are on hand to answer questions about benefits, job searching, and more.

Long Beach Veterans Commission

The Long Beach Veterans Commission celebrates and honors Veterans and advises City Council on matters concerning Veterans in the city.

United States Veterans Initiative (U.S. Vets)

Employment, workforce program, and transitional and permanent housing services.

733 South Hindry Avenue, Inglewood 90301, 310-348-7600

Los Angeles Vet Center

Located in Gardena. Provides mental health and crisis counseling, as well as a point of contact for any questions relating to VA benefits and assistance.

1045 W. Redondo Beach Blvd, Suite 150, Gardena 90247, 310-767-1221

The American Legion

A patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness.

Post 184, 412 South Camino Real, Redondo Beach 90277, 310-316-4520

South Bay Workforce Investment Board

Workforce transition services for military professionals and spouses at the Los Angeles Air Force Base. The SBWIB also offers employment services for all other veterans

11539 Hawthorne Blvd., 5th Floor, Hawthorne 90250, 310-970-7700

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