Orange County Rescue Mission has a long history of serving homeless veterans, giving them a hand up to successfully transition to civilian life and self-sufficiency. And in recent years, as President Jim Palmer became more aware of the emerging homeless veteran population in Orange County, he and other visionaries developed a plan to more effectively serve those who have served us.
1,388 Veterans are homeless in Orange County.
- Orange County has the 6th largest veteran population in the United States.
- 4,500 Veterans are on waiting lists for affordable housing in Orange County.
- In Orange County 6,048 Veterans are unemployed at any one time.
Tustin Veterans Outpost opened its doors to homeless veterans and their families in June 2016. The apartment complex offers transitional housing for up to 26 people, along with veteran specific services. In addition, Tustin Veterans Outpost incorporates the resources and award winning programs at Orange County Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope. Services for veterans include:
- Individual Case Management and an Individual Treatment Plan
- Mental Health Services in partnership with Pepperdine University
- Physiological Services in partnership with University of California Irvine
- Educational Assistance in partnership with Concordia University
- Food & Nutrition Assistance
- Spiritual growth and development in partnership with Church at the Mission
- Physical Health & Dental Services at the Hurtt Family Health Care Clinics
- Legal Services in partnership with Trinity Law School
- Job training and employment placement
- Post-employment counseling
Staffed by several veterans who now use their experiences to help others, the Tustin Veterans Outpost program integrates many of the positive aspects of the military, such as the camaraderie, work ethic and disciplined lifestyle. This empowers homeless veterans to draw from their successes in the military, and they learn how to apply those skills to civilian life.
Tustin Veterans Outpost was built in partnership with the City of Tustin and dedicated individuals, civic clubs and corporations. Thank you to the many people who gave with a desire to honor and serve our military heroes.
Join us in the battle to fight for the men and women that have served for the sake of our freedom and safety. Start by giving a gift below.
Download more information by clicking here: Veterans Brochure
Are you a Veteran in need?
Contact James Kaura for resources and referrals available for your needs:
Phone: (714) 247-4365