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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 & Senior Center and the Mission Viejo Library by collaborating with professional and non-profit organizations. 

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

Services at Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center

Location: 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo CA 92692
Information: 949-470-8412
Schedule an appointment: 949-470-3062​

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.


Services at the Mission Viejo Library

Location: Mission Viejo Library - 100 Civic Center, Mission Viejo CA 92691
Information/Schedule an Appointment: 949-830-7100 x5105

CalVet – California Department of Veterans Affairs – Veterans Benefit Services

By appointment only: 30-minute session; call to schedule an appointment.
Frequency/Dates: 1st Wednesday of every month; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
CalVet Rep: Ben Gales, CalVet Orange County Local Interagency Network Coordinator (LINC)
Services:  Consultation and guidance on veteran services and benefits

SCORE Counseling 

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).




MV Life

Keep your finger on the pulse of City of Mission Viejo, CA with the free MV Life mobile app. The City of Mission Viejo has rolled out this special app to provide you with timely information about events, amenities, shopping, dining, and recreation so you can savor the good life in this picturesque South County city. Whether you are seeking family entertainment, cultural arts or activities for the young and young at heart, Mission Viejo has it all.

Download App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.missionviejo
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