Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Resources for Veterans

Mayor Garcetti established the Mayor's Office of Veterans Affairs to ensure veterans in Los Angeles can access the services they've earned. This page provides a portal to help our veterans find housing, employment, medical benefits and mental health services. We also encourage veterans to contact our Veterans Affairs Team at mayor.veterans@lacity.org.

NEW DIRECTIONS

New Directions offers a wide array of services.  These include housing services, substance abuse treatment, counseling, remedial education, job training and placement, as well as parenting and money management classes.

 

PATH (People Assisting the Homeless)

PATH (People Assisting the Homeless) provides homeless veterans support in order to successfully transition from living on the street to thriving in homes of their own.

 

VOLUNTEERS FOR AMERICA 

VOALA programs address the myriad issues facing Veterans and their families including depression, anxiety, PTSD, TBI, substance use disorders, homelessness, unemployment, and lack of education. Their support helps Veterans overcome the barriers that stand between them and a stable, secure life. Mental health, housing, employment and case management is at the core of our Veterans programs.

Employment

CAREER DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE 

CDI has a full-time presence at Patriotic Hall, and works with Salvation Army, Jewish Vocational Services, Goodwill and Volunteers of America to place veterans in careers within high growth sectors. They offer supportive services, free training for specific fields, and assistance with work expenses associated with tools, equipment, and uniforms. 

 

AMERICA'S JOB CENTER OF CALIFORNIA

America's Job Center of California is a Los Angeles WorkSource Centers that provides FREE education, training, career counseling, and support services for you to achieve a competitive edge in the labor market

 

VOLT SKILL ASSESSMENTS FOR VETERANS AND MILITARY SPOUSES

This site offers access to more than 800 in-depth skill evaluations and provides veterans and military spouses with a reliable method of demonstrating and documenting their proficiency in an array of common and niche civilian skill sets. 

 

GOODWILL VETERAN EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Veteran Employment Program advisors offers skills assessments, one-on-one career counseling, employment preparation courses, educational and technical skills classes, and work tools as well as access to a host of other partner services including shelter and housing assistance, transportation assistance, medical and dental health services, mental health and substance abuse counseling, Veterans Benefits Assistance and more – all aimed at helping veterans secure meaningful and sustainable employment.

 

HIRE HEROES USA

Hire Heroes USA partners with organizations to provide employment workshops and career training opportunities for veterans. prepare transitioning military members, veterans and military spouses for their civilian job search. These services all veterans to receive resume writing guidance, learn how to leverage their personal networks to achieve employment goals, network with hiring managers and talent acquisition professionals and practice effective and proven interview techniques. 

 

 

JEWISH VOCATIONAL SERVICES OF LOS ANGELES

JVS helpS all military veterans with a special focus on post-911 veterans by providing professional career coaching, assessments to identify transferable skills, training in high growth career sectors plus job search skills and job placement assistance. Participants connect with other veterans through the program’s networking groups, workshops and events. The Veterans First team also provides referrals to maximize veterans’ benefits, services and training opportunities.

 

Medical Services

CALVET HEALTHCARE SERVICES
The VA operates the nation's largest integrated healthcare system with more than 1,400 care sites including hospitals, community clinics, nursing homes, domiciliary, readjustment counseling centers, and various other facilities. There are over 100 care sites in California alone!

 

L.A. COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS
The County's Department of Military and Veterans Affairs provides assistance to veterans interested in applying for service connected disabilities. 

Additional Resources

“VetsGo511” MOBILE
LA County Metro in partnership with the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti has developed the “VetsGo511” phone app which will provide instant access to transportation and social services for veterans and military personnel. 

BATTLE BUDDY BRIDGE PROGRAM
Battle Buddies are fellow veterans who can assist in navigating services available to you. 

IN MY AREA

InMyArea is a localized home services comparison shopping site – a one stop shop where you can compare prices and purchase high speed internet, cable, home security, and many other services.

 

Mental Health Services

OUTSIDE THE WIRE

U.S.VETS' Outside the Wire program provides free mental health treatment for veterans, and their families at local community colleges and Patriotic Hall. 

 

VALOR

The Veterans and Loved Ones Recovery (VALOR) Program’s mission is to provide mental health services to Veterans and their families, regardless of VA eligibility status and military discharge, in a supportive environment.