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Resource Center & City Direct Services

Veterans and Military Family Resource Center

The Resource Center features current information from Veterans Administration, California Department of Veterans Services, County of Orange, City's Marine Adoption Committee and non-profit agencies serving veterans, active duty military and their families. The Community Resource and Hotline Guide is also available at the Resource Center.

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City Direct Services

The City of Mission Viejo provides direct services and support for veterans and active military personnel through the Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center and Mission Viejo Library by collaborating with professional and non-profit organizations. 

Location: Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center - 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo CA 92692
Information: 949-470-8412
To schedule an appointment, call 949-470-3062​

Programs and services are available free to all ages and branches of military.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) - Veterans Pre-Claim Interview

By Appointment Only:  1-hour session; call to schedule an appointment
Frequency/Dates:  1st Monday of every month; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
VFW Service Officers:  Dennis Schwalm and Pat Rizzo, VFW Post 9034
Requirements:  Must bring DD214 form and any claim support documents
Services:  Pre-claim interview, service connected disability processing and non-service connected pensions, follow-up services to claim submission/resolution

Veterans Administration (VA) - Veterans Benefit Services

By Appointment Only: 30-minute session; call to schedule an appointment
Frequency/Dates: 2nd Wednesday of every month, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
VA Outreach Rep: Adolfo Ponce, VBASDGO, VA Regional Offices, San Diego
Services: Consultation and guidance on veteran services and benefits

Veterans Legal Institute

By Appointment Only: 20-minute session; call to schedule an appointment
Frequency/Dates: Call for schedule 
Requirements: Arrive 15-20 minutes prior to scheduled appointment to complete an intake form
Services: Pro-bono legal services to current and former U.S. service members who are homeless, at risk, disabled, or low income.

SCORE Counseling at Mission Viejo Library

By Appointment Only: Schedule a free appointment here.
Frequency/Dates: Every Tuesday 
Services: Transitioning to civilian life? Interested in starting your own business? Set up a free appointment to talk with an experienced volunteer with the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE).
Location: Mission Viejo Library - 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, CA 92691