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County Veteran Centers

OC Vet Center – North

OC Vet Center – South

VA Health Hospitals & Clinics

Find A VA Location – By Zip Code

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.

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

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

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) 249-4092vvvv

Rancho Santa Margarita – Listing of Food Resources in the local areas with dates, times, and locations.

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.


Our VFW Service Officers are available to veterans and their families, to provide support and guidance. If you need help for filling out a form, or need additional information on a program, your local VFW Post is the place to go.

To find a VFW near you, click on POSTS. If you are outside of District 2, use FIND A POST

Forms for Program Applications

VA Form 21-527EZ for Veterans – Non-service connected

VA Form 21-534EZ for their Spouses – dependency and indemnity compensation, death pension, and/or accrued benefits

National VFW Links

Links to Outside Agencies

For your convenience, the off-site page will open in a new tab.

VA Email Updates – sign up

Quick Links

  • NEW! Brainfuse VetNow/JobNow – learn new skills, prepare for certification testing, create more impactful resumés, prepare for and practice interviewing, and search for jobs.


Post Chaplin: Bernard Robertson

National Chaplain Database – Post /District Chaplains report their activities here.

TAPS – Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

TIP – Trama Intervention Program

Chaplain Awards

District 2 Chaplain of the Year Award

Department Chaplain of the Year Award

Post Memorial 

Name                                 Membership type

Campos, Benjamin            Life

Citizen, Theodor                Life

Costner, Charles                Life

Etter, Floyd                         Life

Geldbach, Earl                   Life

Hensch, Elvan                    Life

Kelly, William                      Life

Kott, William                       Life

Lester, Edward                   Life

Lowe, Harry                       Life

 Miranda, Michael              Life

 O`Keefe, Gerald                Life

Park, William                       Life

 Schmidt, Gerald                Life

Tambunga, Erasmo            Life

Wilson, Darrel                     Life


DOCUMENTS 2020-2021

General Orders 2022-2023 Department of California

VFW National 2022-2023

FORMS – 202-2021

Post Minutes

Flag Protocol

The American flag has a long history, and the members of our organization have spent nearly as long defending and honoring our nation’s most iconic symbol of freedom. Whether you’re looking for the historic details of how the U.S. flag came to be, or the rules and regulations that encompass her daily flight, we’re here to ensure you can find the information you need.

The order of precedence when displaying military flags together is Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.


Veterans – Before you die, create an easy to find file in a sealed envelope, named In the Event of My Death

How to Report a Veteran’s Death – Information on how to report a vetran’s death is provided by clicking on the following link: Reporting a Veteran’s Death

Burial Flag Request – Even though you apply for Military Honors, the flag is only provided upon request. You may apply for the flag by completing VA Form 27-2008 Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes. Or you may get a flag at any U.S. Post Office or VA regional office with death certificate and service (DD-214). Generally, the funeral director will help you obtain the flag.

Requesting Military Honors

Upon the family’s request, Public Law 106-65 requires that every eligible Veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony, to include folding and presenting the United States burial flag and the playing of Taps. The law defines a military funeral honors detail as consisting of two or more uniformed military persons, with at least one being a member of the Veteran’s parent service of the armed forces. The DOD program calls for funeral home directors to request military funeral honors on behalf of the Veterans’ family. However, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Cemetery Administration cemetery staff can also assist with arranging military funeral honors at VA national cemeteries. Veterans organizations may assist in providing military funeral honors. When military funeral honors at a national cemetery are desired, they are arranged prior to the committal service by the funeral home.

VFW Military Honors – Contact our District 2 Color Guard Captain

Throughout California – Military Honors per Military Service

Ceremonial Music

VFW National Home for Children – California House

The National Home’s traditional residential on-campus programs are designed to give veteran’s families an opportunity for a better life. Eligibility for these programs is based on the children having a living (or deceased) parent, grandparent or great-grandparent who is (or was) a VFW or Ladies Auxiliary member in good standing. Deployed military members’ children or their spouses with children, and veterans with a service-connected disability with their families may also be eligible

Each of the 42 houses at the National Home are sponsored by Departments and their Auxiliaries. Donations made by CA District 2 Posts will directly support our California houses if an annotation is made on your check.

California II House

sponsored by the VFW Dept of CA and its auxiliariesBuilt in 1950 2,456 square feet 4 bedroom 3 bath

 California/Nevada House

sponsored by the VFW Dept of CA & NV and their auxiliariesBuilt in 1931 2,874 square feet 4 bedroom 2 bath

For more information or to donate directly, click on VFW National Home. Or you can add a fundraiser to your personal Facebook page by clicking RAISE MONEY when creating a post.


Local Colleges with Veteran Resource Centers:

Chapman University – Veterans Resource Center

Saddleback College Veterans Resource Center

Huntington Beach Public Library Veteran Resource Center

Long Beach Public Library – On-line Veteran Resource Center

Ontario Public Library – On-line Veteran Resource Center

Listing of OC Colleges – Quick Links

Other available support:

District 2 Training Tools

SOI Training – Every year, the District is required to provide training to the incoming Cmdrs, QMs, and Trustees – If you did not attend training, please review the applicable SLIDESHOW PRESENTATIONS listed below.

SOI – 5 Dec 2020

VFW National Training Resources

VFW Department Training Resources