SoCal Family Support Services Veterans Resources Unit, will always try to keep up to date listings for resources in the local area. These listing are a quick reference for the most commonly use services need by Vets in Southern California.
- Note: Information contained on this page was gather from many sources on the internet and in no way is deemed to be 100% accurate or current. The content on this page is intended help point the user in the general direction, to the information they are seeking.
To find a VA facility near you, go to
www.va.gov/directory/guide/allstate.asp or call (877) 222-8387
To manage your health online visit www.myhealth.va.gov. Online services include VA prescription refills, benefits, and more.
Aid & Attendance and Housebound
US Department of Veteran Affairs – Veterans and survivors who are eligible for a VA pension and require the aid and attendance of another person, or are housebound, may be eligible for additional monetary payment. These benefits are paid in addition to monthly pension, and they are not paid without eligibility to Pension.
Since Aid and Attendance and Housebound allowances increase the pension amount, people who are not eligible for a basic pension due to excessive income may be eligible for pension at these increased rates. A Veteran or surviving spouse may not receive Aid and Attendance benefits and Housebound benefits at the same time.
H.H.O.P.E Program Riverside University Health Systems-Behavioral Health – Provides housing resources and services for individuals/families and referrals for Veteran’s with mental health concerns.
1405 Spruce Street Riverside, CA 92507
Riverside County Department of Veteran’s Services
Veteran’s services can provide a list of resources for Veteran’s experiencing homelessness.
4360 Orange Street Riverside, CA 92501
Habitat for Humanity/Restore
Habitat Riverside is currently accepting applications for Veteran Build. If your family’s income qualifies between 50-80% AMI and you are a veteran, reservist, or family of the fallen, please see Veteran Build Qualification Criteria
(951) 787-6754 x 131
Homes for Our Troops
Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.
US Vets Inc.
March Air Reserve Base provides housing resources and supportive services to Veterans who qualify.
U.S. Vets 15105 6th Street March Air Reserve Base, CA 92518
Alberto Rivera, Outreach Coordinator (951) 999-9118 or (951) 269-1119
(951) 686-6893 U.S. VETS
ATTENTION VETERANS IN NEED OF HOUSING (6/8/18)
In partnership with the Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program (VHHP), LINC Housing has announced the availability of affordable three bedroom apartments at Liberty Village, a 37 unit multi-family apartment complex in the city of Beaumont, CA. To determine your income eligibility, use the area median income calculator found here.
These new income restricted apartments will help meet the great need for housing for veterans with low-income in Riverside County and surrounding areas.
These general affordable apartments will be made available to eligible households who meet the 30%, 50%, and 60% area median income requirements.
HOW TO APPLY
Please complete, sign and mail the Pre-Application and Grounds for Denial as soon as possible to:
Liberty Village c/o The John Stewart Company
888 South Figueroa Street, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90017
For questions please call 562-684-1100
Buying a Home
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – VA helps Service members, Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. As part of our mission to serve you, we provide a home loan guaranty benefit and other housing-related programs to help you buy, build, repair, retain, or adapt a home for your own personal occupancy.
VA Home Loans are provided by private lenders, such as banks and mortgage companies. VA guarantees a portion of the loan, enabling the lender to provide you with more favorable terms.
VA Loan Information – https://loans.usnews.com/va-loans
County of Riverside Dept. of Veterans Services – Apply for a College Tuition Fee Waiver
Post – 9/11 GI Bill – Veterans may be eligible for education benefits to pay for tuition and fees, a monthly housing allowance, books and supplies, and rural benefit payments. Some service members can transfer the benefits to their spouse or children. A veteran may be eligible if they have at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001 or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Veterans must also have received an honorable discharge or have been medically discharged to be eligible. Typically most education benefits can be collected up to 36 months, however, the maximum that can be collected under any combination program is 48 months.
Temecula Vet Center – No Cost services include individual counseling, group counseling, marital and family counseling, bereavement counseling, assistance in applying for VA benefits, medical referrals with the VA, employment referrals, and sexual trauma counseling.
40935 County Center Drive, Suite A-B Temecula, CA 92591
Military Families Initiative
Military personnel and dependents, veterans, and those living off base may make use of counseling services which are approved for coverage under the TRICARE Military Health Plan. Clients not covered by TRICARE are charged according to a sliding scale based on ability to pay. This is a service of Alternatives to Domestic Violence. All services are confidential.
P.O. Box 910 Riverside, CA 92502
Sexual Trauma While in the Military
MST – (909) 894-7609
Veteran Sisters -A nonprofit run by female veterans who have come together to support each other while going through the “process”… Our mission is to stand together and support each other while living with life after service and to help change the existing “culture” of the military and VA system. We are your “Battle Buddy” We will stand with you while going through the VA claims process. We are PTSD/MST survivors.
Walk-In Access Fridays at the Kay Ceniceros North Annex 29995 Evans Rd Menifee, Ca 92584 from 1-4 pm.
Military SoS is a support site for military spouses and significant others, open to all loved ones of military service members (active, reserve and retired).
Blue Star Families
Blue Star Families is a non-partisan, non-profit organization, created by real military families. It is committed to supporting military families through the unique challenges of military service and asking the larger civilian population to help as well, connecting military families regardless of rank, branch of service or physical location, and empowering military family members to create the best personal and family life as possible.
Marine Corps League
SW Riverside County Detachment 1057 – Meets the last Saturday of each month at 0900 hours at
Grand Isle Clubroom – 24405 Village Walk Place Murrieta, CA 92562
Operation Silver Star – Assists wounded and returning combat veterans, troops, and their families with urgent financial assistance for basic needs like food, clothing, shelter, home repair payments, utilities, etc.
Wounded Warrior Resource Center
The Wounded Warrior Resource Center provides wounded service members, their families and caregivers information on military facilities, health care services and benefits.
Do you know a loved one that is a combat veteran? The mission of “Warrior Built” seeks to honor the service and sacrifice of combat veterans and wounded service members who served our country by providing vocational and recreational opportunities. Vocational and recreational opportunities break through walls and foster an environment of healing, where great memories are born and new support systems are formed.
Warrior Built and the PTSD Foundation of America (SoCal Chapter)
31881 Corydon ST
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
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. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. VA Medical Centers offer mental health and substance abuse treatment, including services for combat-related stress and readjustment issues.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
A free 24-hour hotline available if you or someone you know is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Press 1 for a dedicated line for veterans and their families.
Hotline: (800) 273-TALK (8255)
Employment Development Department (EDD) – Former service members should apply for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits immediately upon separation from active military service.
USAJOBS – The Federal Government’s official one-stop source for Federal Jobs and employment information. Veterans are entitled to preference for civil service jobs filled by competitive jobs.
US Vets Inc.
Employment assistance for Veterans seeking employment.
Talia Wesley (951) 235-1753
Recognizing the hardships accompanying reintegration into the civilian workforce, as well as the valuable skills and experiences veterans possess, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has launched Returning Veterans; Enlisting Their Skills for CAL FIRE Service (R.V.E.T.S). R.V.E.T.S. is CAL FIRE’s grassroots effort to assist veterans with integration and transition into service with the Department. In partnership with a variety of organizations including, but not limited to, the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), and the California National Guard (Cal Guard), and the United States Armed Services, R.V.E.T.S. explores a variety of employment options and educational opportunities for veterans who have successfully served as well as those who continue to serve in the National Guard and Reserves.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the R.V.E.T.S. Hotline at 916-327-3985.
California offers a variety of employment services and benefits to veterans who are unemployed or seeking employment including employment services to help you find a job, unemployment benefits for while you are seeking employment, and apprenticeship and on-the-job training programs that pay you while you prepare for a sustainable career.
Job Hero – http://www.jobhero.com/veteran-career-guide/
Novoresume – Military resume practical tips for military veterans.
Starting a Business
Veteran Business Action Committee – Are you a veteran looking to start a business or are you looking to support veteran-owned businesses? Visit the Veteran Business Action Committee’s website to attend meetings in Murrieta, get support for your business idea, and network with local veteran entrepreneurs. The group meets the 2nd Thursday each month at the Murrieta Innovation Center. They also provide information about resources such as Vet to CEO and VEEP for free startup assistance.
SCORE Inland Empire
Provides start-ups and small businesses confidential services at no charge which include face-to-face mentoring, workshops, cyber mentoring, advisory boards, and a speakers bureau. To arrange a free face-to-face mentoring session at a location near you, call (951) 652-4380 or go to www.score503.org and click the BOOK NOW button.
Provides 23 valuable resources for veterans starting a business including the US Dept of Veteran Affairs, Small Business Administration, Veterans Business Resource Center, and funding options.
VETS (Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Series)
Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Series (VETS) is a Free Website and Global Video Series aimed at training both Veterans and Civilians on how to become successful entrepreneurs.
Veteran Benefit Information
E-benefits: Department of Veteran Affairs and the Department of Defense – Guide to numerous benefits
Free Veterans Services Benefits and Appointments
Riverside County Department of Veterans Services will now be offering assistance to veterans, their dependents and survivors in Menifee. Learn more about benefits that might be available to you such as compensation, pension, education, vocational rehabilitation, burial benefits, and much more.
A representative will be available the 4th Wednesday of every month from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm first come, first served.
Kay Ceniceros Senior Center – 29995 Evans Road Menifee, CA 92586 (951) 723-3880
VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars)
Post 1873 Capt. John Francis Drivick III Post – Meeting Location & Time – 7:00PM 2nd Thursday
59011 Bailey Rd PO Box 390433 Anza, CA 925390433
Post 12020 Hemet Post – Meeting Location & Time – 7:00 PM 2nd Thursday
124 N Ramona St Hemet, CA 92543-4030
Post 2266 Harbour-Record Post – Meeting Location & Time – 10:00AM 3rd Saturday
1891 S. Santa Fe Ave San Jacinto, CA 92583-5028
Post 1956 Sun City/Menifee Post – Meeting Location & Time 10:00 AM 2nd Saturday
27101 Sun City Blvd Menifee, CA 92586-2575
Post 888 Perris Valley Post – Meeting Location & Time – 11:00 AM 2nd Saturday
623 South “D” Street Perris, CA 92570-2104
Post 4089 Temecula Valley Post – Meeting Location & Time – 7:00 PM 2nd Tuesday
28075 Diaz Rd Temecula, CA 92590-3436