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Veteran Off-Campus Resources

This is a list of organizations that provide services and support to veterans. These organizations have been vetted by the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CALVET).

  • ​Purple Heart Homes, Inc.
    • ​Purple Heart Homes, Inc. is dedicated to providing personalized housing solutions for Service Connected Disabled Veterans and their families that are substantial in function, design and quality—homes that are fit to welcome home, and thank, the fighting men and women of America.

      http://www.purplehearthomesusa.org/

  • American Soldier Network
    • ​The group’s primary goal is to raise national awareness and support for US troops. ASN embraces all who are truly impacting US veterans and currently serving the military and their families. ASN’s strategy to accomplish this goal is through the television medium by capturing real stories and giving troops a true voice in broadcast media.

      http://americansoldiernetwork.com/

  • Army Emergency Relief
    • ​AER is the Army's own emergency financial assistance organization and is dedicated to "Helping the Army Take Care of Its Own." AER provides commanders a valuable asset in families, and their circles of support. Veterans in need of clear information about benefits report frustration with a complex system. Vets101 tools help vets navigate the maze of information when making financial and career decisions.

      http://www.aerhq.org/dnn563/

  • AUSA
    • AUSA is a private, non-profit educational organization that supports America's Army - Active, National Guard, Reserve, Civilians, Retirees, Government Civilians, Wounded Warriors, Veterans, and family members. AUSA provides numerous Professional Development Opportunities at a variety of events both local and national.

      http://www.ausa.org/Pages/default.aspx

  • BRENAI FOUNDATION
    • BRENAI FOUNDATION™ Linking Our Troops Through Music is a nationwide project bridging our Veterans with military focused employers, transition housing, and music therapy tools for Veteran children.

      https://brenai.com

  • Coalition to Salute America's Heroes
    • ​The mission of the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes is to help severely-wounded veterans and families of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom recover from their injuries and illnesses, and to inspire other organizations and the general public to participate in this effort.

      https://saluteheroes.org

  • Military Warriors Support Foundation: Open Homes
    • ​Military Warriors Support Foundation awards mortgage-free homes to wounded heroes injured during combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The homes are for families who have severe and/or unique circumstances due to their injuries received while serving our country. In addition to the home, the families will receive 3 years of family and financial mentoring.

      http://militarywarriors.org/openhomes

       

  • National Veterans Foundation
    • To serve the crisis management, information and referral needs of all U.S. Veterans and their families through: Management and operation of the nation’s only toll-free helpline for all veterans and their families.

      http://nvf.org

  • Operation Homefront
    • ​A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Operation Homefront was developed to support the families of deployed service members immediately following 9/11. The organization currently provides services to military families across the nation with 23 locations serving 43 states. The national office handles cases in states that do not have their own local offices. The majority of our clients are the lowest-paid service members, the E-1 through E-6 enlisted ranks.

      http://www.operationhomefront.net/

  • Operation Silver Star
    • ​OPERATION SILVER STAR is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting wounded and returning combat military veterans of all eras. Our focus is on assisting these heroes and their families in providing for the financial, material, logistic and informational needed and necessary to get them through the most difficult time of their lives to the best of our ability.

      http://operationsilverstar.org/

  • Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation (PenFed Foundation)
    • ​The Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation (PenFed Foundation) is a national charity working to meet unmet needs of the military personnel and their families in the areas of financial literacy, housing and support for the wounded.

      https://www.penfed.org/PenFed-Foundation/

  • Reserveaid
    • ​ReserveAid is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization that makes need based grants to military families who have a Reservist or National Guard member on full time deployment or who has recently returned from deployment to a combat zone or homeland security position.

      http://reserveaid.org/

  • STEP: Support The Enlisted Project
    • ​STEP provides emergency financial and transition assistance grants to active duty and recently discharged enlisted military and their families in Southern California.

      http://www.stepsocal.org

  • The Semper Fi Fund
    • The Semper Fi Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and its program America's Fund, are set up to provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.

      http://semperfifund.org/

  • U.S. VETS
    • U.S.VETS is the nation’s largest nonprofit provider of comprehensive services to homeless and at-risk veterans. We are dedicated to the successful transition of military veterans and their families.

      http://www.usvetsinc.org/

  • Veteran Mediation Institute
    • ​Our mission is to assist veterans, our national heroes, to resolve a wide variety of issues they experience when they return home from active duty.  VMI Mediation provides professional mediation services to resolve their conflicts, quickly and confidentially, while offering appropriate diversion programs to help smooth the veteran’s transition to civilian life, for the long term, all at no cost to the veteran.

      http://veteransmediationinstitute.org/

  • Vets101
    • ​Vets101 offers free career planning tools and information services for veterans, their families, and their circles of support. Veterans in need of clear information about benefits report frustration with a complex system. Vets101 tools help vets navigate the maze of information when making financial and career decisions.

      https://www.vets101.org/

  • Volunteers of America
    • ​We are committed to ending homelessness for those on the street and preventing others from becoming homeless by providing a wide array of well-designed and managed services to meet the specific needs of homeless veterans. Every night, we give veterans emergency shelter and, when they are ready, provide transitional and even permanent housing.

      http://www.voa.org/Get-Help/National-Network-of-Services/Veterans

       

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Contact

Veterans Services Center

T: 949-451-5296
F: 949-451-5666 
Email: ivcvets@ivc.edu
Student Services Center
Room SSC 120

Certifying Official

T: 949-451-5296
Email: ehall@ivc.edu
Veterans Service Center  
SSC 120

Veterans Counselor

T: 949-451-5319
Email: mminkler@ivc.edu
Counseling Center  
2nd Floor, SSC

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