Please note: The resources included here are not endorsed by NAMI, and NAMI is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources.

Crisis Hotlines

National Runaway Safeline  

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■ Phone: 1-800-786-2929


■ Phone: 800-852-8336 

■ Text TEEN to 839863 

211 LA

For any youth or adult in need of supportive services, 211 LA County provides free, confidential information and services. Available referrals include: shelter, employment, food, health and wellness, education, legal, and domestic violence services among others. 

■ Phone Number: 211 

■ Chat option available on website 

■ Website: 

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

We can provide information and assistance with the following Department of Veterans Affairs benefits. Compensation for service connected disabled veterans. Pension for non-service connected disabled veterans. Life insurance. Cemeteries and burial (including indigent burials). Benefits for surviving spouses and children. Medical care. Educational / vocational rehabilitation benefits. VA / CAL-VET home loan guaranty programs. State of California dependents college fee waiver program. Other related benefits: Interview and counsel clients on the availability of veteran’s benefits and services. Develop, file, monitor and appeal claims on behalf of clients. Verification of veterans benefits for Federal, State and local agencies. Process applications for California Dependents Educational Fee Waivers for dependents of service disabled / deceased veterans. Participate in community events pertaining to veterans, i.e. care days, stand downs, job fairs, etc. 

■ Phone Number: 213-765-9680 or 213-765-9681 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 2615 S. Grand Ave., Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90007

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! 

■ Phone Number: 877-222-8387 

■ Website:

■ Main Office: 11000 Wilshire Blvd Room 5203, Los Angeles, CA 90024

CalVet Homes

The mission of the CalVet Homes is “to provide the state’s aged or disabled veterans with rehabilitative, residential, and medical care and services in a home-like environment.” This mission acknowledges the tremendous sacrifice California veterans have made and recognizes them for their noble service to our nation. 

■ Phone Number: 800-952-5626 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 11000 Wilshire Blvd Room 5203, Los Angeles, CA 90024

CalVet Home Loans

If you are ready to buy a home, CalVet Home Loans is here to meet our veterans’ home financing needs. You will find the CalVet Home Loan is a true benefit with features that will save you money, simplify the lending process, and help you protect your investment. 

■ Phone Number: 800-952-5626 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 11000 Wilshire Blvd Room 5203, Los Angeles, CA 90024

College Tuition Fee Waiver Application

The College Tuition Fee Waiver for Veteran Dependents benefit waives mandatory system-wide tuition and fees at any State of California Community College, California State University, or University of California campus.

■ Phone Number: 800-952-5626 

■ Website:

■ Main Office: 11000 Wilshire Blvd Room 5203, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Continuing Education Resources for Veterans has gathered in-depth information on top-ranked accredited online colleges and created a database search that helps you find a degree program that meets your degree level, category and subject of interest. Learn more about resources available to veterans pursuing post-secondary education.

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: PO Box 961, Seattle, WA 98101 

■ Phone Number: 800-273-8255 

■ Text START to 741-741 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: PO Box 60174, Brooklyn, NY 11206


eBenefits is a portal; a central location for Veterans, Service Members, and their families to research, find, access, and, in time, manage their benefits and personal information. 

■ Phone Number: 800-827-1000 

■ Website:

Foundation for Women Warriors

A unique support organization created exclusively for the women veteran community of Southern California. They provide essential programs to empower the resiliency and professional development of women warriors to navigate obstacles and realize their maximum potential after their service career.

■ Phone Number: 310-733-2450 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 5062 Lankershim Blvd, #3013 North Hollywood, CA 91601

GI Bill

The Post- 9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty after September 10, 2001. 

■ Phone Number: 800-698-2411 

■ Website: 

Hire Heroes USA

Hire Heroes USA helps U.S. military members, veterans, and military spouses find new careers through personalized service and support. 

■ Phone Number: 844-634-1520 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 1360 Union Hill Road, Bldg. 2, Suite A, Alpharetta, GA 30004

Hope for the Warriors

Hope For The Warriors provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources. 

■ Phone Number: 877-246-7349 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 8003 Forbes Place, Suite 201, Springfield, VA 22151

One of the leading websites for military members, veterans, and their families that provide daily defense news, benefits information, veteran employment resources,spouse and family resources and tools to support throughout the life cycle of their military service and post-service life. 

■ Website:

Military OneSource

Offers a wide range of individualized consultations, coaching and counseling for many aspects of Military Life. Serves those in the military, military families, and the global military community. Available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. All calls are confidential. 

■ Phone Number: 1-800-342-9647 

■ Website:

My HealtheVet

My HealtheVet helps you partner with your health care team. It provides you opportunities and tools to make informed decisions and manage your health care.

■ Phone Number: 877-327-0022 

■ Website: 

National Archives

Request Your Military Service Records Online, by Mail, or by Fax (Includes DD 214/Separation Documents, Personnel Records, and/or Medical Records)

■ Phone Number: 866-272-6272 

■ Website:

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans is the resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state, and federal agencies that provide housing, employment services, case management, legal aid, and other supportive services to thousands of veterans experiencing or at-risk of homelessness each year. 

■ Phone Number: 202-546-1969 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 1730 M Street NW, Suite 705, Washington, DC 20036

National Resource Directory

The National Resource Directory is a resource website that connects wounded warriors, service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state, and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation, and community reintegration. 

■ Phone Number: 800-827-1000 

■ Website:

Network of Care – Veterans

The Network of Care for Service Members, Veterans, and their families provides veterans with resources on agencies, programs, and facilities catering specifically to veterans. 

■ Website:

New Directions for Veterans

The New Directions for Veterans mission is to empower men and women who served in the military, and their families, to lead productive and fulfilling lives. Offers a wide array of services including substance abuse treatment, counseling, remedial education, job training and placement, parenting and money management classes, legal and tax assistance. 

■ Phone Number: 310-268-3269 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 11303 Wilshire Blvd., VA Bldg 116, Los Angeles, CA 90073


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

■ Phone Number: 323-644-2200 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 2346 Cotner Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064

The American Legion

Mission is to enhance the well-being of America’s veterans, their families, our military, and our communities by devotion to mutual helpfulness. Offers assistance with benefits, careers, education, health, and financial help.

■ Website:

(no location, call to contact)

The Salvation Army (Southern California) – Veterans Services

The Salvation Army operates six programs in Southern California that focus on substance abuse, recovery, and treatment of mental illness. 

■ Phone Number: (phone numbers vary by location and is located on the website) 

■ Website:

■ Main Office: 16941 Keegan Ave, Carson, CA 90746


 TRICARE is the health care program for uniformed service membersIncludes active duty and retired members of the: U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service and the Commissioned Corps of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. and their families around the world. 

■ Phone Number: Call Us Wizard (find the right phone number with a few questions) 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 7700 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 5101, Falls Church, VA 22042-5101

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program

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). 

■ Phone Number: 800-698-2411 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 11000 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

U.S Department of Veteran Affairs, Vet Centers

Readjustment Counseling: individual and group counseling, family counseling for military related issues, bereavement counseling for families who experience and active duty death, military sexual trauma counseling, substance abuse assessment and referral, and more 

■ Phone Number: 800-698-2411 

■ Website:

U.S. Vets

U.S. Vets is the nation’s largest nonprofit provider of comprehensive services to homeless and at-risk veterans. Their mission is the successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support. 

■ Phone Number: 213-542-2600 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 800 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

VA West LA Health Care Center - Comprehensive Homeless Center

Outreach and screening to severely mentally ill, homeless veterans who are eligible for healthcare at the VA. Focusing on providing medical, mental health, substance abuse treatment and supported housing to rehabilitate veterans who are motivated to break the cycle of homelessness. 

■ Phone Number: 310-478-3711 

■ Main Office: 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Build 206, Room 13, Los Angeles, CA 90073

Vet Center - West Los Angeles (Veterans Outreach Program)

The Vet Center provides readjustment counseling focusing on the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as it relates to war experiences and or service in the military. Treatment goal is to assist veterans in making a satisfactory transition back to civilian life. There is counseling for sexual trauma & harassment that occurred in the service also. Individual, group, couples and family counseling is available to include employment assistance by the Employment Development Dept (EDD) representative. Referrals are available for drug and alcohol treatment, housing, medical service and VA benefits. Services are free to all eligible veterans. 

■ Phone Number: 310-641-0326 

■ Main Office: 5730 Uplander Way, Ste 100, Culver City, CA 90230

Veterans Crisis Line

Connects veterans in crisis, their families & friends with qualified, caring Veterans Affairs responders. Available 24 hours, 7 days a week; confidential. 

■ Phone Number: 800-273-8255 (English: press 1, Español: oprima 2)

■ Text 838255 for crisis assistance 

■ TTY Service for Deaf/Hard of Hearing: 1 (800) 799-4889

Text 838255 

■ Website:

Veteran of Foreign Wars

A nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard, and reserve forces. They have many programs and services that work to support veterans, service members, and their families, as well as communities worldwide. 

■ Phone Number: 816-756-3390 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 5837 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90003 

Veterans Representative Payee Program (Program of Saint Joseph Center)

VRPP provides representative payee services to disabled Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless 

■ Phone Number: 310-478-3711 x 41033 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Building 257, WLA VA Medical Center 90073 

Vet to Vet

A self-help program of veterans helping veterans overcome both mental illness and substance abuse 

■ Phone Number: 310-478-3711 x 49697

■ Main Office: 11301 Wilshire Blvd. #118 Bldg. 258. Los Angeles, CA 90073

Volunteers of America Los Angeles – Veterans

Volunteers of America Los Angeles offers resources on mental health, housing, employment, and case management. 

■ Phone Number: 213-389-1500 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 3600 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1500, Los Angeles CA 90010

Wounded Warrior Project

A nonprofit organization that assists veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military, and provides access to free programs and services to begin their journey to recovery.

■ Phone Number: 888-997-2586 

■ Website: 

■ Main Office: 8880 Rio San Diego Dr suite 900, San Diego, CA 92108

Nursing Career Guide

The guide includes advice on how to transfer skills learned in service to a new career, which nursing positions are in high demand and the average salaries of those careers, tips on transitioning back into civilian life, as well as nursing school and training resources for veterans and their employers.

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