VA Clinics

VA Loma Linda Healthcare System - The clinic operates just like a local doctor's office where patients are seen by scheduled appointment. The clinic is not an emergency center. To enroll call the clinic to schedule an interview and begin your care.

Features

  • Primary care services for Veterans in the Murrieta area.

  • Behavioral Health services including individual, group and family counseling, and other programs.

  • Handicapped Accessible: full and easy access for all Veterans.

  • Specialty care referrals to the Loma Linda VA Medical Center.

  • Blood drawing services available.

  • Routine prescriptions processed through the mail or My HealtheVet.

(909) 825-7084

Clinic Hours

Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

28078 Baxter Rd. #540 Murrieta, CA 92563

(951) 290-6500

 

11201 Benton Street 

Loma Linda, CA 92357

(909) 583-6220

 

To find a VA facility near you, go to 

www.va.gov/directory/guide/allstate.asp or call (877) 222-8387

To manage your health online visit www.myhealth.va.gov. Online services include VA prescription refills, benefits, and more.

www.lomalinda.va.gov


Medical Resources

Mesothelioma Symptoms - Offers free veteran specific resources and support to veterans and their families who have been affected by mesothelioma. which offers free veteran specific resources and support.

https://www.mesotheliomaveterans.org/mesothelioma/Symptoms/


Free Fitness Programs

Progressive Health & Performance - Free personal fitness training and rehabilitation services.

39400 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd Suite 122B
Murrieta, CA, 92563

(951) 394-1620

www.progressivehp.com/tactical


Aid & Attendance and Housebound

US Department of Veteran Affairs - Veterans and survivors who are eligible for a VA pension and require the aid and attendance of another person, or are housebound, may be eligible for additional monetary payment. These benefits are paid in addition to monthly pension, and they are not paid without eligibility to Pension.

Since Aid and Attendance and Housebound allowances increase the pension amount, people who are not eligible for a basic pension due to excessive income may be eligible for pension at these increased rates. A Veteran or surviving spouse may not receive Aid and Attendance benefits and Housebound benefits at the same time.

https://www.benefits.va.gov/pension/aid_attendance_housebound.asp

 

Stair Lifts 

Stair Lifts Made Simple - Provides stair lifts, power chairs, and automotive lifts for homes or vehicles. Veterans are never charged sales tax, are provided pick up/drop off services if your vehicle needs to be worked on offsite (onsite is available) and provides free assistance with the VA to see if costs are covered for the work. 

http://www.stairlifts-made-simple.com/


Housing

H.H.O.P.E Program Riverside University Health Systems-Behavioral Health - Provides housing resources and services for individuals/families and referrals for Veteran’s with mental health concerns.

1405 Spruce Street Riverside, CA 92507

(951) 715-5050

https://www.rcdmh.org/Children-Services/Housing

 

Riverside County Department of Veteran’s Services - Veteran’s services can provide a list of resources for Veteran’s experiencing homelessness.

4360 Orange Street Riverside, CA 92501

(951) 955-3063

http://veteranservices.co.riverside.ca.us/opencms/Services/

 

Habitat for Humanity/Restore - Habitat Riverside is currently accepting applications for Veteran Build. If your family's income qualifies between 50-80% AMI and you are a veteran, reservist, or family of the fallen, please see Veteran Build Qualification Criteria

(951) 787-6754 x 131

http://www.habitatriverside.org/programs/home/

 

 Homes for Our Troops - Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.

866-7-TROOPS (866-787-6677)

https://www.hfotusa.org/mission/

 

US Vets Inc- March Air Reserve Base provides housing resources and supportive services to Veterans who qualify.

U.S. Vets 15105 6th Street March Air Reserve Base, CA 92518

Alberto Rivera, Outreach Coordinator (951) 999-9118 or (951) 269-1119

(951) 686-6893 U.S. VETS

https://www.usvetsinc.org/inland-empire/

 

ATTENTION VETERANS IN NEED OF HOUSING (6/8/18): 

In partnership with the Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention Program (VHHP), LINC Housing has announced the availability of affordable three bedroom apartments at Liberty Village, a 37 unit multi-family apartment complex in the city of Beaumont, CA. To determine your income eligibility, use the area median income calculator found here.

These new income restricted apartments will help meet the great need for housing for veterans with low-income in Riverside County and surrounding areas.

These general affordable apartments will be made available to eligible households who meet the 30%, 50%, and 60% area median income requirements.

Apartment Features:                                                             
Kitchens with dishwashers
Refrigerators included

Low-flow fixtures                                                                                                                    
Energy Star appliances

Community Features: 
Computer Room
Courtyard 

Laundry facilities

Playground
Exercise/fitness equipment
Walking path
LEED sustainability features
Demonstration kitchen with cooking classes
Community vegetable garden
Free after-school program
Monthly barbecues
On-site management
On-site VA support groups

HOW TO APPLY

Please complete, sign and mail the Pre-Application and Grounds for Denial as soon as possible to:

Liberty Village c/o The John Stewart Company

888 South Figueroa Street, Suite 700

Los Angeles, CA 90017

 

For questions please call 562-684-1100

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Buying a Home

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - VA helps Servicemembers, Veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners. As part of our mission to serve you, we provide a home loan guaranty benefit and other housing-related programs to help you buy, build, repair, retain, or adapt a home for your own personal occupancy.

VA Home Loans are provided by private lenders, such as banks and mortgage companies. VA guarantees a portion of the loan, enabling the lender to provide you with more favorable terms.

https://benefits.va.gov/homeloans/

VA Loan Information - https://loans.usnews.com/va-loans



Education

County of Riverside Dept. of Veterans Services - Apply for a College Tuition Fee Waiver

http://veteranservices.co.riverside.ca.us/opencms/College/DVS40_2016-2017_Revised_08_2016.pdf

 

Post - 9/11 GI Bill - Veterans may be eligible for education benefits to pay for tuition and fees, a monthly housing allowance, books and supplies, and rural benefit payments. Some service members can transfer the benefits to their spouse or children.  A veteran may be eligible if they have at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001 or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Veterans must also have received an honorable discharge or have been medically discharged to be eligible. Typically most education benefits can be collected up to 36 months, however, the maximum that can be collected under any combination program is 48 months.

www.gibill.va.gov

(888) 442-4551


Counseling Services

Temecula Vet Center - No Cost services include individual counseling, group counseling, marital and family counseling, bereavement counseling, assistance in applying for VA benefits, medical referrals with the VA, employment referrals, and sexual trauma counseling.

40935 County Center Drive, Suite A-B Temecula, CA 92591

(951) 302-4849

www.vetcenter.va.gov

Military Families Initiative - Military personnel and dependents, veterans, and those living off base may make use of counseling services which are approved for coverage under the TRICARE Military Health Plan. Clients not covered by TRICARE are charged according to a sliding scale based on ability to pay. This is a service of Alternatives to Domestic Violence. All services are confidential.

(951) 320-1370

P.O. Box 910 Riverside, CA 92502


Therapy/Service Animals

4 Paws 4 Patriots - 4 Paws 4 Patriots was established to provide Service Dogs for Disabled American Veterans. This includes PTSD, TBI and Mobility Issues and PTSD education for the general public.

http://www.4paws4patriots.org/

Manzanita Ranch - The Manzanita Ranch is committed to providing emotional therapy using horses in the "One Good Day Project". Manzanita Ranch is managed by all volunteers. 100% of all donations go directly for the feed and care of the horses, maintenance of facilities and purchases safety equipment. A day at the ranch is offered at no cost to clients. The day can include touching, feeding, grooming, walking and riding the horses. The ranch is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency.

To learn more about the ranch, volunteer, donate or schedule a visit, send message: Info@manzanitaranch.org

http://manzanitaranch.org/

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Canine Support Teams - Provides specially trained dogs to persons with disabilities to support their personal, social, and occupational independence.

(951) 301-3625

http://www.caninesupportteams.org/


Sexual Trauma While in the Military

MST - (909) 894-7609


Support Groups

Veteran Sisters -A nonprofit run by female veterans who have come together to support each other while going through the “process”... Our mission is to stand together and support each other while living with life after service and to help change the existing “culture” of the military and VA system. We are your “Battle Buddy” We will stand with you while going through the VA claims process. We are PTSD/MST survivors. 

Walk-In Access Fridays at the Kay Ceniceros North Annex 29995 Evans Rd Menifee, Ca 92584 from 1-4 pm.

https://www.veteransisters.org/

 

Military SoS - Military SoS is a support site for military spouses and significant others, open to all loved ones of military service members (active, reserve and retired).

http://www.militarysos.com

 

Blue Star Families - Blue Star Families is a non-partisan, non-profit organization, created by real military families. It is committed to supporting military families through the unique challenges of military service and asking the larger civilian population to help as well, connecting military families regardless of rank, branch of service or physical location, and empowering military family members to create the best personal and family life as possible.

http://www.bluestarfam.org

 

Marine Corps League - SW Riverside County Detachment 1057 - Meets the last Saturday of each month at 0900 hours at

Grand Isle Clubroom  - 24405 Village Walk Place Murrieta, CA 92562

www.mcl1057.org


Combat/Wounded Veterans

Operation Silver Star - Assists wounded and returning combat veterans, troops, and their families with urgent financial assistance for basic needs like food, clothing, shelter, home repair payments, utilities, etc. 

(951) 550-7584

administrator@operationsilverstar.org

http://operationsilverstar.org/

 

Wounded Warrior Resource Center - The Wounded Warrior Resource Center provides wounded service members, their families and caregivers information on military facilities, health care services and benefits.

http://www.woundedwarriorresourcecenter.com

 

Warrior Built - Do you know a loved one that is a combat veteran? The mission of “Warrior Built” seeks to honor the service and sacrifice of combat veterans and wounded service members who served our country by providing vocational and recreational opportunities. Vocational and recreational opportunities break through walls and foster an environment of healing, where great memories are born and new support systems are formed.

Warrior Built and the PTSD Foundation of America (SoCal Chapter) 

31881 Corydon ST
Suite #140
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

(951) 878-5155

http://www.warriorbuilt.org/


Suicide Prevention

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. VA Medical Centers offer mental health and substance abuse treatment, including services for combat-related stress and readjustment issues. 

www.veterancrisisline.net

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline A free 24-hour hotline available if you or someone you know is in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Press 1 for a dedicated line for veterans and their families.

Hotline: (800) 273-TALK (8255)

http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/


Unemployment

Employment Development Department (EDD) - Former service members should apply for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits immediately upon separation from active military service. 

(800) 300-5616

http://www.edd.ca.gov


Employment

 

USAJOBS - The Federal Government's official one-stop source for Federal Jobs and employment information. Veterans are entitled to preference for civil service jobs filled by competitive jobs.

(877) 872-5627

http://www.usajobs.opm.gov

 

US Vets Inc. - Employment assistance for Veterans seeking employment.

Talia Wesley (951) 235-1753

https://www.usvetsinc.org/inland-empire/

 

R.V.E.T.S. CalFire - Recognizing the hardships accompanying reintegration into the civilian workforce, as well as the valuable skills and experiences veterans possess, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has launched Returning Veterans; Enlisting Their Skills for CAL FIRE Service (R.V.E.T.S).  R.V.E.T.S. is CAL FIRE’s grassroots effort to assist veterans with integration and transition into service with the Department.  In partnership with a variety of organizations including, but not limited to, the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet), and the California National Guard (Cal Guard), and the United States Armed Services, R.V.E.T.S. explores a variety of employment options and educational opportunities for veterans who have successfully served as well as those who continue to serve in the National Guard and Reserves.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the R.V.E.T.S. Hotline at 916-327-3985.

http://www.fire.ca.gov/rvets/rvets

 

Calvet - California offers a variety of employment services and benefits to veterans who are unemployed or seeking employment including employment services to help you find a job, unemployment benefits for while you are seeking employment, and apprenticeship and on-the-job training programs that pay you while you prepare for a sustainable career.

https://www.calvet.ca.gov/jobs

 

Job Hero - http://www.jobhero.com/veteran-career-guide/


Resume Tips

Novoresume - Military resume practical tips for military veterans.

https://novoresume.com/career-blog/military-veterans-resume


Starting a Business


Veteran Business Action Committee - Are you a veteran looking to start a business or are you looking to support veteran-owned businesses? Visit the Veteran Business Action Committee's website to attend meetings in Murrieta, get support for your business idea, and network with local veteran entrepreneurs. The group meets the 2nd Thursday each month at the Murrieta Innovation Center. They also provide information about resources such as Vet to CEO and VEEP for free startup assistance.

http://socalvbac.com/about-us/

 

SCORE Inland Empire - Provides start-ups and small businesses confidential services at no charge which include face-to-face mentoring, workshops, cyber mentoring, advisory boards, and a speakers bureau. To arrange a free face-to-face mentoring session at a location near you, call (951) 652-4380 or go to www.score503.org and click the BOOK NOW button. 

http://www.score503.org

 

Fitsmallbusiness.com - Provides 23 valuable resources for veterans starting a business including the US Dept of Veteran Affairs, Small Business Administration, Veterans Business Resource Center, and funding options. 

http://fitsmallbusiness.com/startup-resources-for-veterans/

 

VETS (Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Series) -  Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Series (VETS) is a Free Website and Global Video Series aimed at training both Veterans and Civilians on how to become successful entrepreneurs.

https://wherecommunitiesserveveterans.org/


Veteran Benefit Information

E-benefits: Department of Veteran Affairs and the Department of Defense - Guide to numerous benefits

ttps://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage

 

Free Veterans Services Benefits and Appointments - Riverside County Department of Veterans Services will now be offering assistance to veterans, their dependents and survivors in Menifee. Learn more about benefits that might be available to you such as compensation, pension, education, vocational rehabilitation, burial benefits, and much more. 

A representative will be available the 4th Wednesday of every month from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm first come, first served. 

Kay Ceniceros Senior Center - 29995 Evans Road Menifee, CA 92586   (951) 723-3880

 

VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) 

 

Post 1873 Capt. John Francis Drivick III Post - Meeting Location & Time - 7:00PM 2nd Thursday

59011 Bailey Rd  PO Box 390433  Anza, CA 925390433
(951) 763-4439

 http://vfw1873.org/

 

Post 12020 Hemet Post - Meeting Location & Time - 7:00 PM 2nd Thursday

124 N Ramona St  Hemet, CA 92543-4030
(951) 318-2213

 

Post 2266 Harbour-Record Post - Meeting Location & Time - 10:00AM 3rd Saturday

1891 S. Santa Fe Ave  San Jacinto, CA 92583-5028

(951) 925-3523

 

Post 1956 Sun City/Menifee Post - Meeting Location & Time 10:00 AM 2nd Saturday

27101 Sun City Blvd Menifee, CA 92586-2575

(858) 254-9448

http://vfw1956.com/

 

Post 888 Perris Valley Post - Meeting Location & Time - 11:00 AM 2nd Saturday

623 South "D" Street Perris, CA 92570-2104

(951) 940-0051

http://www.vfwperrispost888.com/

 

Post 4089 Temecula Valley Post - Meeting Location & Time - 7:00 PM 2nd Tuesday

28075 Diaz Rd Temecula, CA 92590-3436

(951) 676-1541

http://www.vfw4089.org/

 

Post 1508 Richard Elliott Post - Meeting Location & Time - 7:30 PM 2nd Wednesday

21180 Waite St  Wildomar, CA 92595

(951) 674-4735

http://www.easysite.com/VFWpost1508

 

 

Post 4379 Winchester Valley Post - Meeting Location & Time - 7:00 PM 2nd Wednesday

28780 Whitter Ave  Winchester, CA 92596

(951) 926-5158

 

Murrieta Senior Center - Second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm.

5 Town Square Murrieta CA 92562

(951) 304-7275

http://www.murrietaca.gov/services/cs/senior/default.asp

 

Riverside County Department of Veteran's Services - File claims, receive benefits, and obtain case management.

Riverside - 4360 Orange Street Riverside, Ca 92501 (951) 276-3060 Mon. - Fri. 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Hemet - 749 N. State Street Hemet, CA 92543 (951) 766-2566 (Hours vary)

Indio - 44-199B Monroe Street Indio, CA 92201 (760) 863-8266 (Hours Vary)

http://veteranservices.co.riverside.ca.us/

 

California Department of Veterans Affairs

(800) 952-5626

 

Veterans Benefit Administration

(800) 827-1000 (nationwide)


Burial and Survivor Benefits

VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation - Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a tax free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors (spouse or child) of military Service members who died in the line of duty or eligible survivors of Veterans whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease.

For more information or to apply, visit https://benefits.va.gov/compensation/types-dependency_and_indemnity.asp

 

USA.gov - Most U.S. veterans are eligible for burial and memorial benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration.

https://www.usa.gov/veteran-burial-benefits


Additional Resources

American Red Cross Hero Care Center - available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with two options for requesting assistance, online and by phone. Click HERE to Submit a Request Online.

You can initiate a request for Red Cross emergency assistance for members of the military currently serving on active duty by using the online self-service tool. Using a computer, smart phone or tablet, you can start a request for services and track its progress from anywhere in the world. Emergency grants and loans might be available as well.

To speak to a Red Cross Emergency Communications Specialist call: 1-877-272-7337.

http://www.redcross.org/get-help/military-families/emergency-communication

 

USA.gov - Find a military member, unit or facility. Get guidelines on sending mail to service members. Learn about those missing from current and past conflicts.

https://www.usa.gov/military-personnel-and-installations

 

Military.com - Find out about additional veteran benefits such as housing, financial, employment, business, education, and others available for veterans in California. Find out if you or someone you know is eligible for fishing & hunting licenses, state park and recreation passes, business license tax and fee waiver, free license plates, property tax exemption, college tuition fee waiver for veteran's dependents, home loans, and more.

http://www.military.com/benefits/veteran-state-benefits/california-state-veterans-benefits.html#1

 

California Department of Veterans Affairs (Calvet) - Information of veterans services and benefits including education, employment, healthcare, and VA claims assistance.

Physical Address: 1227 O Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 942895, Sacramento, CA 94295

(800) 952-5626

https://www.calvet.ca.gov/home

 

Military OneSource - Education, relocation, parenting, stress – you name it. Military OneSource was created to help with just about any need. Available by phone or online, their free service is provided by the Department of Defense for active-duty, Guard, and Reserves service members and their families. The service is completely private and confidential.

http://www.militaryonesource.mil

 

National Resource Directory - The National Resource Directory is a website for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families and those who support them. It provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics including benefits and compensation, education and training, employment, family and career support, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation and travel and other services and resources.

https://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov

 

US Vets - U.S. VETS is a private non-profit organization providing housing, employment and counseling services to our nation's Veterans, the men and women from all branches of the armed forces who have served their country from World War II to the current conflict in Afghanistan.

(800) 481-2101

https://www.usvetsinc.org/

 

Mental Health Resource Information - https://www.yourstoragefinder.com/guidance-for-veterans-mental-health


Therapeutic

Arts & Crafts

Heal Vets - carries hundreds of various craft kits that fall within four primary categories — woodworking, leather, painting and scale modeling. The kits are absolutely free, including all shipping costs. HEAL VETS Kits range in difficulty from level 1 to level 4 (1 being the most simple). Each kit comes with a thank-you postcard, allowing the veteran to write a personal note of thanks directly to the donor. Postage has already been paid by HEAL VETS, so once card(s) are completed they may be picked up by your postal carrier or dropped into any USPS mailbox.

Any U.S. Veteran or member of the military who has received any medical or nursing care within the last six (6) months at any medical or nursing home care facility is eligible. For more information, veterans may contact our office by phone at (888) 567-8387 or by email at phr@healvets.org.  

 https://www.healvets.org/for-veterans/

 

Makeover

Operation Makeover - Creating Dreams with a Makeover that will enhance and boost the self-esteem of Female Veterans and Military Spouses. 

We are working diligently to raise awareness to the issues of female warriors and military spouses who are dealing for years with serious challenges.   

(951) 290-8855

www.operationmakeover.com

 

Caregiver Packages

Operation Caregiver Foundation Inc. - Sends free care packages to the caregivers of veterans. 

(951) 744-0147

https://caregiverhealing.net/