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What Is The Tustin Veterans Outpost?

Tustin Veterans Outpost reaches out to all veterans and their families needing housing and a hand up. Veterans receive the services and support to learn how to become self-sufficient in civilian life. The apartment complex offers transitional housing for 71 veterans and their families, along with veteran-specific services, including case management, an on-site chaplain, mental health services, educational assistance, food assistance, healthcare, legal services, job training, and employment placement.


I grew up in a tight-knit Catholic family on the border of Seal Beach and Los Alamitos. Despite my family’s stability and support, I fell into the role of the “black sheep,” and was rebellious and disobedient to my loving parents. My drug habit started when I was 13 years …

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When Tony first arrived at the Rescue Mission, the biggest burden he carried was regret. “The most hurtful thing about being an addict and an alcoholic was how can I make up for my past? How can I make up for my past mistakes and failures?” Tony shares. As a …

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“This love slammed into the center of me.” Sam remembers the exact moment God grabbed a hold of his heart. He was doing the most ordinary of things — taking a shower. “This feeling flooded into me,” Sam remembers. “It felt like being high, like being in love . . …

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Program History

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.

Tustin Veterans Outpost opened its doors to homeless veterans and their families in June 2016, offering transitional housing for up to 71 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, providing comprehensive services to guide, equip and empower homeless veterans so that they may heal from past trauma and re-build their lives through mental health services, education, vocational training, workforce development, financial literacy, among others.

Being 100% privately funded with no government funding, we rely on our community for support. We hope you will join us in serving more homeless veterans who have sacrificed to serve our country.