United States Department of Veteran Affairs (USDVA)

The USDVA provides education and vocational rehabilitation benefits, home loans, service-connected disability compensation, medical and dental care, burial benefits, readjustment counseling, and life insurance.

 Los Angeles Regional Office

Federal Building
11000 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(800) 827-1000

Veterans and their dependents may be eligible for benefits administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (USDVA). District office staff of the California Department of Veterans Affairs, assist veterans and their dependents in obtaining these benefits through the process of application and representation of claims.

 Veterans Claims and Benefits Representation

Veterans Services Field Office
11000 Wilshire Blvd., Room 5203
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(213) 620-2755


California Department of Veterans Affairs

1227 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(800) 952-5626

The California Department of Veteran Affairs provides aid and resources for:

  • ·      Homeless veterans / Housing
  • ·      Women Veterans
  • ·      College fee waiver
  • ·      Claims representation
  • ·      Employment opportunities


Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center

16111 Plummer St.
North Hills, CA 91343
(818) 891-7711


Veteran Outreach Center Program

9737 Haskell Ave.
North Hills, CA 91343
(818) 892-9227

Providing a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to eligible veterans and their family members in order to aid in a successful post-war adjustment.



West Los Angeles Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA 90073
(310) 478-3711


Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center

351 East Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 253-2677


Hazardous Exposures

Dealing with veterans exposed to chemical, radiation, physical and environmental hazards during military service, possible health-related problems and VA benefits. 


War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC)

The WRIISC is a National VA Post-Deployment Health Resource that focuses on the post deployment health concerns and unique health care needs of Veterans while developing and providing post-deployment health expertise to Veterans and their health care providers through clinical programs, research, education, and risk communication.



Vet Combat Call Center

(877) WAR-VETS (927-8387)

24 hour confidential call center were combat veterans and their families can call to talk about their military experience or any other issue they are facing in their readjustment to civilian Life.


Vet Crisis Line

(800) 273-8255

Toll free, confidential resource that connects Veterans in crisis, as well as their loved ones, with qualified, caring VA responders, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.



American Legion

The American Legion is a patriotic, community service veterans’ organization with 3 million members, and nearly 16,000 posts world wide.


Reseda, CA Post 308 

Reseda, CA 91355
(818) 344-3800 


Van Nuys, CA Post 193 

PO BOX 8406
Van Nuys, CA 91409



Veterans of Foreign Wars

The VFW is a congressionally chartered war veterans organization which aims to ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.


Post 11508 Chatsworth/Woodland Hills Post

8501 Lubao Ave
Winnetka CA, 91306
(818) 998--9227


Post 2805, All American West Valley Post

8107 Canoga Ave.
Canoga Park, 91304
(818) 882-2805



California Employment Development Division (EDD)

(800) 300-5616

(866) 333-4606


Van Nuys, North Sherman Oaks WorkSource Center

15400 Sherman Way, Suite 140
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 781-2522

Service Level: Comprehensive employment and training services


Canoga Park WorkSource Center  

Veteran Services

21010 Vanowen St.
Canoga Park, CA
(818) 596-4448

Veteran Representative: Albert Vieane

(818) 596-4462


Federal Jobs for Veterans

(202) 606-5090

Information about employment opportunities for Veterans in the Federal government, throughout various Federal agencies. 


Vet Jobs

VetJobs makes it easy for employers to reach and employ all the members of the military community by providing the tools necessary to make job searching easy for veterans and translating the military experience to civilian equivalents easier for employers. 



Education Benefits for Veterans

(888) 442 4551

This site provides information on benefits for Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans.

The Gulf war Veterans’ Resources Pages provide news to Gulf War Veterans, advice to organizations supporting Veterans, and information and links designed to help veterans cope with Gulf War Syndrome.

The Vietnam Veterans of America is a national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. The VVA's goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans.

The Center for Women Veterans monitor and coordinate VA’s administration of health care and benefits services, and programs for women Veterans, and serves as an advocate for a cultural transformation in recognizing the service and contributions of women Veterans and women in the military.


New Directions

The mission of New Directions is to assist veterans in becoming healthy, sober, and self-sufficient, through a wide array of services, including housing for homeless veterans.


The sad truth is that over the last twenty years veterans are returning home with rates of mental health concerns that have never been seen before. As of right now, 33% of veterans develop mental health issues after returning home from war.

Because of this, the University of Cincinnati just published this very detailed resource guide for veteran support groups and those looking provide materials that can help returning soldiers, homeless vets and physically & mentally ill veterans.


Understanding a Veteran with PTSD