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DISABILITY:

DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS

Website: www.dav.org
Address: 13733 E. Rosecrans Ave., Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670.
Service/Intake: (562) 404-1266.
Fax: (562) 404-8044.

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL:
The agency provides information and referral to veterans and their families who live in Los Angeles County. Services are targeted, but not restricted to veterans who have disabilities. Services include information about community resources, employment and financial benefits available to veterans.


FOUNDERS HOMECARE INC

Website: www.FoundersHomecare.com
Address: 21822 Sherman Way, Ste. 201, Canoga Park, CA 91303.
Service/Intake and Administration: (323) 664-9100.
Service/Intake: (877) 702-2092.
Fax: (818)337-7433.

IN-HOME SUPPORT SERVICES:
The agency provides non-medical in-home support services for older adults, new mothers and people with disabilities. The agency can also provide respite care for family caregivers. Services include an attendant registry, attendant services for people with disabilities, homemaker assistance for postpartum mothers, homemaker assistance and personal care for frail elderly and for veterans.


USA TOGETHER

Website: www.usatogether.org

SERVICES FOR VETERANS:
The agency provides services for veterans and active military members in Los Angeles County and throughout The United States. Services include internet based giving programs for physically or mentally injured veterans. There are no geographic restrictions. Injured service members, their representatives, or families, apply on line for need goods, services and financial assistance.


MEDICAL:

NATIONAL VETERANS FOUNDATION

Website: www.nvf.org
Address: 9841 Airport Blvd., Suite 512, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
Telephone: (888) 777-4443.

SERVICES FOR VETERANS:
Our trained call center staff has over 40 years of experience helping veterans and families cut through red tape, overcome psychological scars, and access earned benefits. No matter where, when, or why a veteran needs assistance, the NVF Lifeline can help suicide/crisis intervention, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, VA benefits advocacy, medical treatment, employment, job training, basic needs assistance, transportation services, legal aid, and support for military families, survivors & dependents.


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS - LOS ANGELES AMBULATORY CARE CENTER

Website: www.va.gov
Address: 351 E. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Service/Intake and Administration: (213)253-2677.
(Service/Intake) - Drug Abuse Clinic: (213)253-2677 Ext. 4274.
Fax: (213) 253-5510.

HEALTH SERVICES:
Services include cardiology; dermatology; dental care; general medical care; geriatric medicine; health care referrals; health education related to diabetes, hypertension and nutrition; optometry; neurology; gastroenterology; and oncology. The clinic primarily serves honorably discharged veterans whose disabilities were incurred or aggravated during military service. Some services may be available for veterans' families.


VETERANS ADMINISTRATION GREATER LOS ANGELES HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Website: www.losangeles.va.gov
Address: 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90073.
(Service/Intake) - Appointment information: (800) 952-4852.
(Service/Intake) - Main Number: (310) 478-3711.
(Information Only) - Eligibility/Enrollment questions: (888) 816-0803.

HOSPITAL SERVICES:
The center provides hospital services for veterans who have been honorably discharged or released from active military service. Services include AIDS treatment services, dental hygiene services, domiciliary nursing home services, eye care services, eye screening services, general laboratory test services, home health services, hospice care services, inpatient and outpatient medical care, internal medicine services, a medical information line, prescription medication services, and physical therapy services.


PSYCHOLOGICAL:

MILITARY ONESOURCE

Website: www.militaryonesource.com
Service/Intake and Hotline: (800) 342-9647.
Service/Intake/Hotline (Voice/TDD): (800) 346-9188.

COUNSELING SERVICES:
The agency provides counseling services to active military members, as well as their families. Services include general counseling services. Services are restricted to active duty, Reserve, National Guard members, and their families, as well as deployed civilians and their families. There are no geographic restrictions.


NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE

Website: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
(TDD) - Hotline - 24 hrs.: (800) 799-4889.
Service/Intake and Hotline: (800) 273-8255/(800) 784-2433 ext 1.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES:
Military personnel, veterans, and families of military personnel and veterans must select Option #1 on the menu to be connected to the appropriate call center. Specialists trained to deal with military personnel and veterans in crisis answer this line and are able to connect the caller with the suicide prevention coordinator in the caller's area.


NATIONAL VETERANS FOUNDATION

Website: www.nvf.org
Address: 9841 Airport Blvd., Suite 512, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
Telephone: (888) 777-4443.

SERVICES FOR VETERANS:
Our trained call center staff has over 40 years of experience helping veterans and families cut through red tape, overcome psychological scars, and access earned benefits. No matter where, when, or why a veteran needs assistance, the NVF Lifeline can help suicide/crisis intervention, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, VA benefits advocacy, medical treatment, employment, job training, basic needs assistance, transportation services, legal aid, and support for military families, survivors & dependents.


THE SOLDIERS PROJECT

Website: www.thesoldiersproject.org
Address: P.O. Box 1751, Studio City, CA 91614.
Telephone: (818) 761-7438/(877) 576-5343.

COUNSELING SERVICES:
The Soldiers Project is a private, non-profit group of volunteer licensed psychiatrists, psychologist, social workers, nurses, and marriage & family therapists. We offer free, confidential counseling to military service members and veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts and their extended families.


**UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS - EAST LOS ANGELES VET CENTER**

Website: www.va.gov
Address: 5400 E. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 140, Los Angeles, CA 90022.
(Service/Intake): (323) 728-9966.
Fax: (323) 887-1082.

SERVICES FOR VETERANS:
The program is informal and services focus on assisting veterans to deal with the problems they are experiencing which are related to their military service, and to find ways to resolve these problems so that they do not interfere with the veteran's life. The services include individual, conjoint, family and group counseling; support groups; career guidance, employment counseling, and job placement assistance; information about Agent Orange; and information and referral to other programs and services that are offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and community agencies including those that deal with veterans benefits, substance abuse treatment, medical and mental health care, legal aid, and emergency services. The center does not directly assist people with Social Security-related problems.


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS - LOS ANGELES AMBULATORY CARE CENTER

Website: www.va.gov
Address: 351 E. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.
(Service/Intake and Administration): (213) 253-2677.
(Service/Intake) - Drug Abuse Clinic: (213) 253-2677 ext 4274.
Fax: (213) 253-5510.

HEALTH SERVICES:
The clinic provides health services, HIV/AIDS services, mental health services and substance abuse services for veterans. Services are provided from two locations; see the site list for details. There are no geographic restrictions.


VETERANS ADMINISTRATION GREATER LOS ANGELES HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Website: www.losangeles.va.gov
Address: 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90073.
(Service/Intake) - Mental Health Outpatient Treatment Center: (310) 268-4690.
(Service/Intake) - Admissions: (310) 268-3596.
(Service/Intake) - Appointment information: (800) 952-4852.
(Service/Intake) - Main Number: (310) 478-3711.
(Information Only) - Eligibility/Enrollment questions: (888) 816-0803.

HOSPITAL SERVICES:
The center provides hospital services, inpatient treatment for substance abuse, mental health services and substance abuse for veterans who have been honorably discharged or released from active military service. Services are restricted to veterans. Services are provided at eight locations in Los Angeles County; see site list for details. There are no geographic restrictions.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE:

CA STATE CARE PROGRAM

Website: www.californiacares4youth.com
Address:
CA Dept. of Alcohol and Drug Programs
1700 K St., Sacramento, CA 95814.
(Service/Intake and Hotline) - CARE Call Center: (866) 350-8773.
(Information Only): (916) 323-7630.
FAX: (916) 679-4600.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES:
Services include substance abuse treatment referrals for youth and for young veterans of the Armed Services, to age 25. Young Adults and youth must live within Butte, Los Angeles, Sacramento Shasta and Tehama Counties to be eligible.


NATIONAL VETERANS FOUNDATION

Website: www.nvf.org
Address:
9841 Airport Blvd., Suite 512, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
Telephone: (888) 777-4443.

SERVICES FOR VETERANS:
Our trained call center staff has over 40 years of experience helping veterans and families cut through red tape, overcome psychological scars, and access earned benefits. No matter where, when, or why a veteran needs assistance, the NVF Lifeline can help suicide/crisis intervention, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, VA benefits advocacy, medical treatment, employment, job training, basic needs assistance, transportation services, legal aid, and support for military families, survivors & dependents.


**NEW DIRECTIONS INC**

Website: www.NDvets.org
Address:
11303 Wilshire Blvd., VA Building #116, Los Angeles, CA 90073.
(Service/Intake and Administration) - 24-hour assistance: (888) 777-4443.
Fax: (310)914-5495.

RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE:
The program provides residential treatment for substance abuse for homeless veterans, including those who have dual-diagnosis. Services include a residential alcohol treatment program and a residential drug abuse treatment program, including a special program for female veterans and the female dependents of male veterans. There are no geographic restrictions.


SALVATION ARMY HAVEN PROGRAM - BLDG. 212

Website: usw.salvationarmy.org
Address:
11301 Wilshire Blvd., Bldg. 212, Los Angeles, CA 90073.
(Service/Intake) - Victory Place Program - Mary Parker: (310) 478-3711 ext 48762
(Service/Intake) - Alpha Center Program - Vance Poletto: (310) 478-3711 ext 44360
(Service/Intake) - Return to Work Program - Anne Murphy: (310) 478-3711 ext 44678

RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE:
The agency provides residential treatment for substance abuse services targeted to homeless veterans, and dually diagnosed homeless veterans in Los Angeles County. Services include inpatient alcoholism treatment facilities and inpatient drug abuse treatment facilities. There are no geographic restrictions.


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS - LOS ANGELES AMBULATORY CARE CENTER

Website: www.va.gov
Address:
351 E. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012.
(Service/Intake and Administration): (213) 253-2677
(Service/Intake) - Drug Abuse Clinic: (213) 253-2677 ext 4274
Fax: (213) 253-5510

HEALTH SERVICES:
The clinic provides health services, HIV/AIDS services, mental health services and substance abuse services for veterans. Services are provided from two locations; see the site list for details. There are no geographic restrictions.


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS - VETERANS ADMINISTRATION GREATER LOS ANGELES HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Website: www.losangeles.va.gov
Address:
11301 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90073.
(Service/Intake) - Admissions: (310) 268-3596
(Service/Intake) - Appointment information: (800) 952-4852
(Service/Intake) - Main Number: (310) 478-3711
(Information Only) - Eligibility/Enrollment questions: (888) 816-0803

SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES:
The center provides substance abuse services for veterans in Southern California who have been discharged or released from active military service under conditions other than dishonorable. Services include comprehensive outpatient and day treatment for alcoholism and drug abuse. Services include AA meetings, aftercare, individual and group counseling, methadone maintenance, and vocational and rehabilitation programs. Special services are available for women, homeless veterans, and for veterans who have a dual diagnosis.