Resource Center

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

Main Library
26 Civic Center Plaza Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 647- 5250
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The Veterans Resource Center opened on June 20, 2014.


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:

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

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.


Veterans Resources

Assisted Living Benefits for Veterans

Assisted living resources for veterans with disabilities, as well as elderly veterans who need help as they grow older.


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.


Caregiver Resource Directory

The Caregiver Resource Directory includes the most commonly referenced resources, organizations, agencies, and programs that provide support to the caregivers of wounded, ill, and injured Service members. The guiding concept of the Caregiver Resource Directory is to connect communities with caregivers, building public awareness and support for caregivers.


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.


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

The NRD is a resource website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them.  It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.


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: OCVSO@occr.ocgov.com to make an appointment.


Servicemember Affairs at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (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)

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.