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Veterans First

Employment services, mental health, and housing support

  • Professional career coaching to navigate the civilian business and workplace culture
  • Assessments to help identify your interests, strengths and transferable skills for the civilian job market
  • Job placement assistance, networking and peer support
  • Comprehensive resources and referrals to help maximize benefits and connect you with other services
  • Funding for specific vocational training opportunities for eligible veterans
  • Mental health resources and benefits navigation, through our Veterans Peer Access Network
  • Housing support & cash assistance through our operation of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families and the Department of Labors’s Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program.

All at no cost for Veterans in Southern California

We are a five-time recipient of the HIRE Vets Gold Medallion, a federal award recognizing our commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development.

We are a proud provider of support resources for women veterans in Los Angeles County and surrounding communities.

Women Veterans Employer - JVS SoCal

We are proudly accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, which ensures the best possible care and quality of services.

America’s Job Center of California (Veterans AJCC) at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall

The Veterans America’s Job Center of California is committed to assisting Veterans to re-enter the civilian workforce and to achieve a competitive edge in the labor market. This is done through a combination of education, training, career counseling, and supportive services. Our Veterans receive premier, priority of service and we strive to provide specialized, attentive services to our Veterans via a dedicated AJCC site that is staffed with Veterans who are distinctly qualified to respond to and address the unique needs of those who have served our country.

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP)

HVRP provides employment and training services to assist homeless veterans find meaningful employment and to help address the complex problems facing homeless veterans. The program is employment-focused and homeless veterans get customized employment and training services to assist them in successfully transitioning into the labor force.

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Los Angeles Veterans Technology Training Academy

Los Angeles Veterans Technology Training Academy (LAVTTA) is a FREE full-time, 16-week, training program that includes a solid technical foundation and uses practical, hands-on exercises, virtual labs, and includes access to earn certifications in Microsoft Azure.

Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF)

The SSVF program assists Veteran Families who are homeless or are at significant risk of homelessness end their housing crisis and stabilize in permanent housing through homelessness prevention services and re-housing assistance .

“JVS SoCal helped me maximize my GI Bill benefits and find my calling.”

Christian Castillo

Our Locations

Veterans AJCC
(Bob Hope Patriotic Hall)
1816 Figueroa Street, 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 742 9544

Veterans Service Center
(San Gabriel Valley)
1180 Durfee Ave., Suite 200
South El Monte, CA 91733
Phone: (626) 995-1091

Veterans Service Center
(Antelope Valley)
38345 30th St. East, Suite A-1
Palmdale, CA 93550
Phone: (661) 268-6739

Veterans Peer Access Network

The first ever community-driven support network serving Veterans and their families in the U.S., the Veteran Peer Access Network (VPAN), connects Veterans, regardless of discharge status, and their family members to community resources.

We proudly operate the network in L.A. County Supervisorial Districts 1 (East L.A. County) & 5 (North L.A. County). If you would like to contact us, please email us directly at vpan@jvs-socal.org

The network embodies the #YouMatter ideal – that veterans & their families deserve hope, well-being and a greater quality of life as valued members of the L.A. County community. Additional VPAN information is also available at the LA County Veteran’s Services website.  Those interested in volunteering for the Veteran and Military Support Line can start by completing this questionnaire.

Veteran Support Line: (800) 854-7771, option *3

As grantee under the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program, services are 100 percent funded through an award totaling $498,000. As a grantee under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Services for Veteran Families, our program is 100 percent funded through an award totaling $3,675,000.