CalVet Advocacy and Assistance

CalVet provide counseling and referral services to individuals and their families and offer a complete referral service to provide veterans with accurate and current information on the entire range of issues associated with veterans’ benefits and entitlements. The link provides information on County Veterans Services, Financial and Legal Assistance, LGBT Veterans resources, Military Records, PTSD, Sexual Assault/Harassment, State Partner Benefits, Suicide Prevention, Vet Courts/Incarceration, Veterans Services Organizations, and Women Veterans.

American Legion

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. Located at: 1404 N. Grand Ave., Santa Ana, CA

American Military Partner Association

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

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 (CVSO)

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.

The Mission Continues

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

National Veterans Foundation (NVF)

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 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.

Public Law Center'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.
601 W. Civic Center Dr
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 541-1010

United Mexican American Veterans Association (UMAVA)

UMAVA are 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.