Veteran Resources


The City of Hawthorne wants to find you and make certain that, as a Veteran, you get the recognition you deserve and that you are aware of the many services and benefits available to you.


  • All Veteran Services are available through

  • LA Veterans Collaboration offers help through LA Based government and private agencies. Link with them through facebook or other social media tools

  • Volunteers of America Los Angeles for training, employment, housing and pride:

  • The 9-11 HelpAmerica Foundation, to provide resources and support to wounded veterans: Contact Mike Talleda; (310) 780-4540 or Email:

  • Mobility Works, adaptive vehicles for Bruno lifts and seating:; (888) 900-8833

  • Handicapped Scuba Association International (HAS) and Disabled Veterans SCUBA Project; Training the Adaptive SCUBA diver to enjoy the underwater world:
    Disabled; Melvin Pasley (562) 421-3094;

  • Burn Pits 360: Developed in an effort to promote awareness of disease and illness of our Military, Veterans, and Contractors due to environmental toxic chemical exposures from burn pits in war zones

  • 5th Veterans Resource Guide: The Veterans Resource Guide is being updated every 12 months since Jan. 2012. Sections with resources were added (such as Entrepreneur & Business Development,  Sports Therapy for Veterans, Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM) for PTSD , R&R for Active Duty & Vets andM.A.C.  Travel) (downloadable pdf) or (slide show)

  • Air Force Sergeants Association: Protect those who serve, and have served. AFSA represents its 100,000 members by advocating for their interests to America’s elected and military leaders.  As a federally-chartered Veteran Service Organization, AFSA is able to lobby on Capitol Hill on behalf of its members.  

  • DMV Salutes Active Military and Veterans:  Information for Veterans, active military, and their family members. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to help you access the proper information and documents to assist in your driver license and vehicle registration needs.

  • LA County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs:

  • The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority: Veteran Resources. The Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration has HUD VASH Program Vouchers available

  • Disabled American Veterans: DAV is the most long-lasting veterans advocacy and assistance group in this country. We’ve watched this country change and grow, and we’ve grown along with it. However, DAV has never wavered in its core mission to fulfill our country’s promises to the men and women who served. We invite everyone, veterans and civilian, men and women, young and old, to join us as we stand up for those veterans who risked it all when they stood up for us, our country, and our ideals

  • Mindful Warrior Project: Are you overwhelmed and frustrated; Be Free, Be Well, Be Whole:

  • Need Help Navigating LA? – Connect with another veteran to find resources you need: Text2Vet: 52211

  • Making a Memory: veterans medals program aids soldiers, families:

  • Veterans Choice Program: provides eligible veterans with the option to receive community care from approved providers in their communities. Find out if you’re eligible: or call 866-606-8198

  • Wounded Heroes of America:  Building the Fellowship - Though our relationship with wounded Veterans may begin with some financial assistance, it evolves into so much more.  We get together for coffee, go to lunch, and organize recreational activities. Our Vets may be guarded at first but they soon relax and gain strength from knowing they are not alone, that they can help each other and even laugh again.  We foster a sense of community much like these Vets knew on the battlefield.

Veterans who develop mesothelioma as a result of their service in the military are entitled to benefits and assistance from the U.S. government.

How Can I Receive My VA Benefits?

Veterans make up the largest group of people diagnosed with mesothelioma because asbestos was so widely used by the military. Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma are entitled to disability compensation, pension and/or medical benefits through the VA. Surviving spouses and dependents may also qualify for compensation from the VA.

Asbestos Diseases Are Recognized by the VA

  1. Financial Benefits

    Veterans with mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer can receive full financial benefits from the VA. Learn how you and your family can get access to these benefits with our free Veteran’s Support Guide.

  2. Help Filing a Claim

    Free help is available to veterans filing claims with the VA. Filing claims is a complex process because patients have to present evidence to show that their diagnosis was a result of active-duty service.

  3. Caregivers and Dependents

    The VA offers benefits to support veteran caregivers as well as compensation for a patient’s dependents.

For more information and additional resources for our veterans, check out the below website.


housing/home ownership:

Medical\health related:

Career related:

Other resource contact information

  • Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program to promote housing stability for low-income Veteran families: US Vets SSVF Program Coordinator (310) 744-6536

  • A 60-bed Residential Care Facility for veterans also known as “assisted living:” William J. “Pete” Knight, Veterans Home of California-Lancaster, 45221 30th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93536 (661) 974-7035, Ext. 6.

  • An Exceptional Veteran Community: Westside Residence Phase I, 725 Hindry Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301; (310) 496-8132

  • County of Los Angeles, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, 2615 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90047; (213) 744-4825 or
    Peter Roman, Veterans Counselor, County of Los Angeles, Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, 17600 S. Santa Fe Avenue, #B, Rancho Dominquez, CA 90221; (310) 761-2221

  • U.S. VETS, the largest operator of homeless veterans programs in the country;
    U.S. Vets Inglewood, 733 S. Hindry Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301; (310) 348-7600; or
    U.S. Vets Long Beach, Villages at Cabrillo, 2001 River Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90810; (562) 388-8104

  • ACCESS, the Orange County Transportation Authority’s (OCTA) shared-ride paratransit service; (714) 560-OCTA\