California Dept. of Veteran Affairs CalVet is working hard to help veterans get connected with the resources they need. Their goal is to make government more efficient, effective and accountable for all of California’s veterans.

Cohen’s Veteran Network For veterans and families in need of mental health for low to no cost.

Coming Home Project  Offers psychological counseling for veterans, retreats and training and education. Their website gives specific information on when retreats are offered and an easy application process. They also have a system of referral to private counselors for those in need. Excellent Resource.

Homeless Resources for California: The following is a list of Homeless initiatives in CA.  Many of the websites do not include information on how a veteran/family member would apply for this resource, but phone numbers are listed so one may inquire.  Many of these have been in existence for some time, but some are a result of huge federal dollars being made available to serve the homeless.  It is suggested that you call the most appropriate for your individual situation.

Lawyers for Warriors assistance for Veterans in Orange County.

Operation Freedom Paws Operation Freedoms Paws works to empower Veterans and others with disabilities to live a quality life.  We do that by teaching them the skills to train their own dog.   Capitalizing on the ability of the canine human relationship to help them regain their purpose, worth and value to society and their community.

Operation Warrior Wellness Information about the David Lynch Foundation and its effort to launch a simple, effortless, evidence-based transcendental meditation technique.  Contact information for the CA office is available where it may be possible to find out how to take advantage of this effort.

Public Counsel The Center for Veterans Advancement is driven by its core principle to uphold our nation’s promise to veterans and their families. We meet our mission through stabilizing the living situation of veterans and their families, securing government benefits, and providing veterans with needed legal representation.  Click on “practice areas” for veterans or call (213) 385-2977 x 301

Save A Warrior – Save A Warrior is an original, Warrior-led, well-grounded and timeless journey for active duty military, returning veterans and first responders who feel desperately alone. Retreats are paid except transportation.

The Soldiers Project  A group of licensed mental health professionals who offer FREE psychological treatment to military service members (active duty, National Guard, Reserve and veterans) who have served or expect to serve in the conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Veterans Village of San Diego Dedicated to extending assistance to the needy and homeless veterans from all wars and their families by providing housing, food, clothing, substance abuse and mental health counseling, etc.

Zero8Hundred zero8hundred is a model for effectively connecting transitioning Post 9-11 service members, veterans, Reservists, Gold Star spouses and National Guardsmen and their families to comprehensive resources to support employment, education, health, and personal connections, easing their transition into their community.

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