Veterans Resources

Veteran lined up in dress blue uniform

The following links are from City of Lake Forest summarizing resources for Veterans from the federal, state, and regional level, as well as non-profits:

Federal Resources:

  • HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH)
    • The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
  • Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness
    • A growing coalition of more than 850 mayors, governors, and county officials have committed to the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.

State Resources:

Non-profit Resources:

  • Home Depot Foundation
    • The Home Depot Foundation is currently accepting applications for its Veteran Housing Grants Program.
  • Chrysler Liquidating Trust
    • Earlier this year, the Chrysler Liquidating Trust committed $750,000 to support VA's efforts to prevent homelessness in Detroit, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

Regional Resources:

  • Orange County Veterans Service Office
    • The Orange County County Veterans Service Office will actively pursue the rights of veterans and dependents of the United States Armed Forces to receive Department of Veterans Affairs benefits. They will work collaboratively with nationally chartered veterans organizations, the Department of Veterans Affairs and others to assure that veterans and their dependents receive the entitlements they have earned for their military service.

Other Resources:

  • Alcohol Rehab Help
    • Alcohol Rehab Help is an informational web guide created for people struggling with alcohol use disorders (AUD) and co-occuring mental health disorders.
  • Veteran Care Guide
    • This guide will help veterans, their surviving spouses, and dependents determine their financial and clinical eligibility requirements for VA Benefits. Additionally, it explains how to apply for benefits and covers the various veteran care options.