Veterans First currently operates 6 permanent housing facilities at a capacity of 85 total beds for employable and disabled veterans within 3 Northern Orange County cities (Anaheim, Garden Grove and Santa Ana). Each home is staffed 24/7 with a house manager, the living assistance house in Garden Grove is staffed with a cook that provides nutritious meals to our residents.
Additionally, twice a week Veterans First is proud to provide food boxes for those veterans and their families who may be homeless or at-risk of homelessness. To the families of deployed military members who are struggling to make ends meet while their husband or wife is abroad defending our freedoms.
Through partnerships with regional educational institutions such as the University of Southern California (USC) and California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) along with the County of Orange’s Mental Health Authority (MHA), Veterans First can provide veterans with much needed access to mental health and substance abuse counseling.
Veterans First has a strong working relationship with the County of Orange’s Veterans Service Office, California Department of Veterans Affairs (Cal-Vet) as well as the VA San Diego, which administers the benefits claims for the Orange County area in order to ensure that veterans get the proper ratings and benefits entitled to them from their time in service.