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CALIFORNIA COUNCIL FOR VETERANS AFFAIRS INC

The agency provides advocacy, education services, employment services, shelter and support services for homeless female veterans and their families.

Address: 2501 W. Florence Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90043.
Fax: (323) 750-8034.
Service/Intake: (323) 750-9967.


CA STATE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS - LOS ANGELES DISTRICT OFFICE

This agency provides advocacy and services for veterans and their dependents who live in the State of California. This agency provides claims assistance and other services to California veterans and their dependents or survivors.

Address: 11000 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 5203, Los Angeles, CA 90024.
Service/Intake: (310) 235-7155/(213) 620-2755.
Website: www.cdva.ca.gov.


DEFENSE CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE

The agency provides advocacy for service personnel, veterans, and their families who live in Los Angeles County. Services are targeted, but not restricted to veterans who have traumatic brain injuries and mental health issues. There are no geographic restrictions.

Address: 2345 Crystal Dr., Crystal Park 4, Ste. 120, Arlington, VA 22202.
Service/Intake and Hotline: (866)966-1020 / (800)510-7897.
Website: www.dcoe.health.mil.


DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS

The agency provides advocacy and information and referral for veterans and their families who live in Los Angeles County.

Address: 13733 E. Rosecrans Ave., Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670.
Service/Intake: (562) 404-1266.
Fax: (562) 404-8044.
Website: www.dav.org.


MILITARY ONESOURCE

The agency provides counseling services to active military members, as well as their families. Services include general counseling services. Services are restricted to active duty, Reserve, National Guard members, and their families, as well as deployed civilians and their families.

(Service/Intake and Hotline): (800) 342-9647.
(Service/Intake and Hotline) - Spanish: (877) 888-0727.
(Service/Intake/Hotline (Voice/TDD)): (800) 346-9188.
Website: www.militaryonesource.com.


NATIONAL RESOURCE DIRECTORY

The agency provides a website with specialized information and referral services for military personnel and their families in the United States. Services are targeted to active military, families of military personnel, families of retired military personnel, military reserves, veterans, and families of veterans. The website provides information about national, state, and local veterans' resources for recovery, rehabilitation, community reintegration, and support.

Website: www.nrd.gov.


NAVY - MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY

The society provides financial assistance for active and retired military and their families throughout the United States.. . Services include expectant/new parent assistance, home nursing, interest-free loans, occasional emergency food assistance, personal financial counseling, thrift shops, veterans benefits assistance, and volunteer opportunities Home nurses provide health education and assistance to new mothers and infants, patients recovering from surgery, and patients with chronic health problems. The Visiting Nurse will see patients of any age.

Address: 875 N. Randolph St., Ste. 225, Arlington, VA 22203.
Service/Intake and Administration: (800) 654-8364.
Website: www.nmcrs.org.


NEW DIRECTIONS INC

The agency provides residential treatment for substance abuse for homeless male and female veterans, including those who have dual-diagnosis. Services are provided at five locations (see site list for details). There are no geographic restrictions. The women's program provides residential substance abuse treatment; it does not include detoxification services. Participants are encouraged to remain in the program for nine months to one year. Supportive services include counseling, substance abuse education, and twelve-step groups.

Address: 11303 Wilshire Blvd., VA Building #116, Los Angeles, CA 90073.
(Service/Intake and Administration) - 24-hour assistance: (310) 914-5966.
Fax: (310) 914-5495.
Website: www.NDvets.org.


OCEAN PARK COMMUNITY CENTER - ADMINISTRATION

The agency administers a variety of services including counseling, clothing, emergency food, homeless support services, shelter - Access Center, Sojourn Services for Battered Women and their Children, Campion Counseling, Daybreak Day Center and Shelter, Turning Point Transitional Housing and Samoshel (see site list or separate entries for details).. The access center is a homeless drop-in center for women, men, couples and families with children.

Address: 1453 16th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404.
(Hotline/Talkline/Warmline) - Domestic Violence Hotline: (310) 264-6644.
Fax: (310) 264-6647.
Website: www.opcc.net.


PEOPLE ASSISTING THE HOMELESS

The PATHMall location provides veterans services for homeless veterans and their families. Services are targeted to low-income men and women who have served in the military and who were discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.

Address: 340 N. Madison Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90004.
(Service/Intake) - P.A.T.H.: (323) 644-2216.
(Service/Intake and Administration) - Referral for Homeless Vets Housing Assistance: (323) 413-7783.
(Service/Intake) - HVRP PATHfinders - Employment Program for Veterans: (323) 644-2201.
Website: www.epath.org.


SINGLE PARENTS UNITED N KIDS

The organization provides information, referrals, support, legislative advocacy, and community education related to the issue of child support and divorce. Services are restricted to Compton, Torrance and Long Beach court areas.

Address: 2125 Santa Fe Ave., Long Beach, CA 90810.
(Service/Intake): (562) 432-8802.
Fax: (562) 432-8816.
Website: www.spunklb.org.


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS - WEST LOS ANGELES VET CENTER

The center provides peer counseling, support, and information and referral services for male and female combat veterans; and any veterans who experienced sexual trauma while in the military.

Address: 5730 Uplander Way, Ste. 100, Culver City, CA 90230.
(Service/Intake): (310) 641-0326.
Fax: (310) 641-2653.
Website: www.va.gov.


VFW NATIONAL HOME FOR CHILDREN

The agency provides family support services for veterans and their families in Los Angeles County and throughout the United States.

Address: 3573 S. Waverly Rd., Eaton Rapids, MI 48827.
(Service/Intake and Hotline) - Helpline: (800) 313-4200.
Website: www.vfwantionalhome.org.


YMCA OF THE USA

The agency is providing family support services for military families nationwide. There are no geographic restrictions. The YMCA's are offering membership to eligible military families nationwide. The membership allows families to spend quality time together, enjoy activities in a supportive environment and a place to meet other military families.

Address: 101 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606.
(Service/Intake) - Military OneSource: (800) 342-9647.
Website: www.ymca.net.


Fatigues to Fabulous

Fatigues to Fabulous is a national campaign established to honor and support the 1.8 million American women veterans by raising awareness about the issues affecting military women and by providing funds for needed services and medical research.

Address: 1025 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 701, Washington, DC 20036.
Telephone: (202) 223-8224.
Fax: (202) 833-3472 .
General Inquiries: info@swhr.org.