County Veteran Centers

OC Vet Center – North
OC Vet Center – South
San Bernardino Vet Center
Corona Vet Center

VA Health Hospitals & Clinics

Find a VA Location – by zip code
Loma Linda Health Care System
Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center – Long Beach
Anaheim VA Clinic
Cabrillo VA Clinic
Gardena VA Clinic
Laguna Hills VA Clinic
Santa Ana VA Clinic

Community Resource and Referral Centers (CRRCs) – CRRCs provide Veterans who are homeless and at risk of homelessness with one-stop access to community-based, multiagency services to promote permanent housing, health and mental health care, career development and access to VA and non-VA benefits

Non-Profit Organizations

Battle Buddy Bridge – Volunteers of America
Family Assistance Ministries – Family Assistance Ministries assists those in need in Orange County with resources for food, shelter, and personalized supportive counsel and aid, helping clients bridge the gap from dependency to self-sufficiency.
OCVMFC – Orange County Veterans and Military Families – Resources
South County Outreach –  Computer Learning Lab that instructs almost 500 students annually and helps those who are unemployed and under-employed improve their computer skills to increase job opportunities.
STEP (Support The Enlisted Project)
Tierney Center for Veteran Services
Veterans Legal Institute – Legal services for low-income veterans
Working Wardrobes – provide veterans from every branch of the military with the tools and skills they need to find meaningful employment after service. Many other services are available.

Food Resources

Food for Life Program – Meal assistance program
CA Emergency Food Programs – Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries, and Food Banks (Food Banks are distribution points ONLY)
Crossline Food Pantry – 23331 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 – outreach to the South Orange County public to provide free food to those in need
Food Distribution Center – Saddleback Church – Serving the cities of Anaheim, Corona, Irvine South, Lake Forest, Laguna Woods, Rancho Capistrano, San Clemente, and Santa Rosa, Philippines – Check for location, dates, and times.
Laguna Food Pantry – 20652 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Need Help Paying the Bills – Listing of free food banks and pantries in OC
OC Food Bank – 11870 Monarch St, Garden Grove, CA 92841 – Available Programs are: Senior Food Bank, CalFresh Food Stamp Outreach, Mobile Food Trolley, Farm to Family, Donated Food Program, Agency Food Partners and The Giving Farm
St Timothy Food Pantry – 29102 Crown Valley Pkwy, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 (949) 249-4092
Rancho Santa Margarita – Listing of Food Resources in the local areas with dates, times, and locations.
RSM Cares Food Pantry – Located in Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church. 30605 Avenida de las Flores. RSM 92688.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, Inc. – 8014 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618
South County Outreach – For more information about food pantry services, please call (949) 380-8144, ext. 207.


South County Housing – This program is dedicated to assisting families with dependent children who have found themselves without safe housing options and need some help and guidance to get back on their feet. 

Family Promise of Orange County – Their mission is to help families experiencing homelessness achieve housing stability.  We HELP, we give HOPE, we bring families HOME!

Homeless Shelter Directory – Cities in California – Many are emergency shelters along with general homeless shelters and some transitional housing opportunities. As a note, many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long.

Dental Services for low income

Free Dental Care – Cities in California – Services Listed: Free Dental Clinics, Sliding Fee Scale Dental Clinics, Low Cost Affordable Dental Clinics, and Non Profit Dental Clinics – Many of the resources for dental care are free, but many are based on income and/or discounted in other manners. Please review the listings and contact the dental clinics through the websites provided (and/or phone numbers listed), to obtain full details prior to obtaining services.


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