Veteran Service Organizations

Veterans Legal Institute (VLI)

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Veterans Legal Institute® (VLI) provides pro bono legal assistance to homeless, at risk, disabled and low income current and former service members to eradicate barriers to housing, healthcare, education, and employment and foster self-sufficiency.  If you’re a veteran in need of legal assistance, please apply online.

2100 N. Broadway, Ste. 209,Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 852-3492


 

American GI Forum

The American G.I. Forum is a Congressionally chartered veterans and civil rights organization established in 1949 to provide information and motivate those interested in education, scholarships, and post secondary educational opportunities; enforce, defend and protect the civil and human rights of Hispanics, women and other minorities and to ensure equal opportunities as mandated by federal and state laws.


American Red Cross Services to Military Families

Whether your family is facing its first deployment or the next of many, the American Red Cross has developed workshops and information and support services to help you with the practical and emotional challenges.


American Women Veterans

The nation's preeminent veterans organization dedicated to advancing and preserving the legacy of women in service to our nation.


County Veterans Services Officer

The County Veterans Services Officer is located at: 1300 South Grand Avenue, Bldg. B Santa Ana, CA 92705


Freedom Committee of Orange County

The members of the Freedom Committee of Orange County bring with them a Living History of WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Stories of Pearl Harbor, the Dieppe raid, Battle of the Bulge, D-Day, Air battles in the war torn skies of the South Pacific, over Fortress Europe, and even experiences of being Prisoners of War.


Honor Flight

Transporting America's veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.


Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Founded in 2004 by an Iraq veteran, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the first and largest organization for new veterans and their families, with nearly 300,000 members and supporters nationwide.


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.


The Mission Continues

The Mission Continues empowers veterans facing the challenge of adjusting to life at home to find new missions.


Modern Military Association of American

The nation's premier resource and support network for LGBT military spouses and their families. 


National Veterans Foundation

The NVF provides personal assistance and advice. They are staffed by veterans with experiences from Vietnam to Iraq. They are trained not only in Veterans issues but also in crisis management for PTSD and suicide prevention. They can be reached 24/7, 365 days a year through their website or by calling (888) 777-4443.


Operation Homefront

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Operation Homefront was formed in February 2002. It was developed to support the families of deployed service members immediately following 9/11.


OutServe-SLDN

OutServe-SLDN is the association of actively serving LGBT military personnel and is a non-partisan, non-profit, legal services, watchdog and policy organization dedicated to bringing about full LGBT equality to America's military and ending all forms of discrimination and harassment of military personnel on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.


Paws for Purple Hearts

Paws for Purple Hearts (PPH) is the first program of its kind to offer therapeutic intervention for Veterans and active-duty military personnel by teaching those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to train service dogs for their comrades with combat-related injuries.


PLC's Operation Veterans Re-Entry

Operation Veterans Re-Entry is dedicated to providing Orange County veterans and their families with free legal assistance to facilitate their re-entry into civilian life, including those who are homeless.


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.


United Mexican American Veterans Association

UMAVA is committed to, and stress the importance of upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States of America and the American Flag; and promoting understanding, appreciation and respect for the sacrifices and commitment given to the United States of America by the American Veteran, in general, and the Hispanic/Mexican-American Veteran in particular.


U.S. Vets

The successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support.


Veterans of Foreign Wars

To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military, and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans. 


Your Money, Your Goals Military Guide

Military families face unique financial challenges, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. The new Your Money, Your Goals military guide provides resources to help military families overcome these challenges and improve their financial well-being.