Resource Center

The Veterans Resource Center is located behind the Information Desk on the main floor at the Santa Ana Public Library.

(Santa Ana History Room)
Main Library
26 Civic Center Plaza Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 647- 5250
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What is the Veterans Resource Center?

  • The Veterans Resource Center offers information on services to veterans and their families. Included in the Center are resources regarding health, housing, employment, legal services and education. In addition, the Santa Ana Public Library provides a wide collection of books and DVDs relating to veterans' needs and the veteran experience.
  • Our goal is to serve those who served and their families.
  • For more information contact:
    • Milly Lugo-Rios at 714-647-5271 or resource

The Veteran Resource Center has been made possible with the help of Veterans Upward Bound at Santa Ana College and the support of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provision of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Downloadable Resources

2016 California Veterans Resource Book

CalVet Veteran Services is responsible for administering a number of special programs, benefits and services for California veterans and their families. They have compiled this handbook for reference and veteran assistance.

6th Edition of the Veterans Resources Guide (2016)

Includes a variety of resources, such as, Entrepreneur & Business Development, Sports Therapy for Veterans, Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) for PTSD, R&R for Active Duty & Vets and M.A.C. Travel and much more.

U.S. Military Handbook

The U.S. Military Handbook is designed to help all active duty U.S. Military personnel by giving them the most accurate and complete information available anywhere on pay, allowances, taxes, health care and TRICARE benefits, Veterans and Social Security Benefits, travel, transportation, SBP, retirement, Spac-A, installation listings, statistical data and more.

Veterans Resources

CalVet Veterans Services

CalVet Veterans Services: The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) works to serve California veterans and their families. This link provides veterans of every era and their families information on state and federal benefits and services they have earned and deserve as a result of selfless and honorable military service.

Military One-Source

Military One-Source: 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. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and childhood, and much more. Personalized support is available 24/7.
Tel: 877-995-5247

Military Records

Military Records: Request Your Military Service Records Online, by Mail, or by Fax. Includes DD 214/Separation Documents, Personnel Records, Replacement Medals, and/or Medical Records.

National Resource Directory - California: Directory of veteran resources found for the state of California. Some counties and cities within this state may have resources specific to that area. Find what's available by State, County, and City.

OC Veterans Service Office

OC Veterans Service Office : The OC Veterans Service Office offers appointments for free benefits claims counseling and information and referral assistance to veterans, their dependents and survivors. Please ensure you bring all of the materials referenced in the checklist to your appointment. (Appointment Checklist)

Once ALL materials have been gathered, please call (714) 480-6555 or Email: to make an appointment.

Servicemember Affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

The Office of Servicemember Affairs at CFPB: The Office of Servicemember Affairs at CFPB works on consumer financial challenges affecting servicemembers, veterans and their families.  They provide financial education, monitor complaints submitted by consumers to the CFPB, and coordinate with other Federal and State agencies on military consumer protection measures.

VA Home Loan Centers

VA Home Loan Centers (VA Home): VA Home Loan Centers is sponsored and approved by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs as an originator of loans.  It is not a government agency.  The Department of Veterans Affairs guarantees mortgages originated by VA Home.  VA Home is made up of mortgage lenders, mortgage bankers, real estate agents, and attorneys.  Their focus is financial literacy and advocacy for veterans, active duty, and their families.