Community Resources

Supporting Student Veterans’ Mental Health Awareness

North Orange County Vet Center

12453 Lewis St. Suite 101
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Phone: 714-776-0161 Or 877-927-8387
Fax: 714-748-4573


A service of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense


Kognito At-Risk

Are you worried about a friend or classmate? Have you wanted to talk to a fellow student dealing with a problem, but weren’t sure how? What if the problem is bigger than you know how to handle?

In this unique, game-based simulation you will learn:

  • How do I know when a friend needs help?
  • How do I talk to a friend I’m worried about?
  • Where can my friend and I turn for help?

Access Training at:


Patriots and Paws

Patriots and Paws is a nonprofit organization that provides Veterans, active Military, and their families with home furnishings, and unite them with a rescued companionship animal. We also provide Veterans, and their families with information and resources make it an easier transition when returning home, and re-starting their lives back in the civilian world. Our companionship animals will help provide therapy for the Veterans, and their families against post-traumatic stress. The animals will not be service animals, as other organizations provide these services.

The Mission Continues

The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. We deploy veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve.

The Mission Continues is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization dedicated to bringing together veterans and innovative community organizations to create transformational change for communities in need all across the country.


Shelter Listings

Supportive Housing and Shelters

This site provides lists of housing resources: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Housing for Low Income, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, and Low Cost Housing by city.


Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.



OC Veterans Service Office

The Orange County Veterans Service Office provides free benefit claims counseling and information and referral assistance to veterans, their dependents and survivors.


Orange County One-Stop Center

Take advantage of On-the-Job Training and veteran services designed for your successful transition into a rewarding career. The Orange County One-Stop centers offer priority services to Military Personnel. Visit the Orange County One-Stop Center website for more specific information.


Tierney Center Veterans Program

Goodwill of Orange County’s Tierney Center for Veteran Services is a global approach to serving veterans and their families. We serve all veterans in Orange County, including immediate family members, and military personnel and families. And all of our services are provided to you and your family at no cost to you.

Warrior-Scholar Project

Enlisted Veterans have an immense degree of untapped potential to succeed in higher education institutions and to progress on to successful careers. To tap that potential, WSP addresses veterans’ misconceptions about college and builds their confidence through an intense academic reorientation.



Strength in Support

Extensive family services are not offered by the VA, while our low-cost counseling, free mentorship, and workshops are open to military members and their families. SIS provides faster access to needed services such as counseling. Wait-times for services can take nearly two years with the VA, compared to immediate responses, minimal wait times, and less paperwork at SIS.