Resources

California Department of Veterans Affairs
To provide California veterans and their families with aid and assistance in presenting their claims for veterans' benefits under the laws of the United States. To provide them with beneficial opportunities through direct low-cost loans to acquire farms and homes; and to provide the state's aged or disabled veterans with rehabilitative, residential, and medical care and services in a home-like environment at the California Veterans Homes.

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

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.

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.

VAMC, Long Beach
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center (LBMMC) is the second largest private hospital on the west coast. Now in its 90th year, LBMMC is nationally recognized for excellence in health care

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 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:

    National Suicide
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • 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

Vet Center

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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.