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List of Veterans Services Office in California

California Women’s Shelters is all about providing easy to find shelter listings for women in need. We want to make it simple and easy to use for women who need help quick.

We provide listings of emergency shelters, transitional housing, family shelters, residential treatment centers, and other residential services for women.

Our Domestic Abuse Help and Domestic Violence Help Services provide a wealth of tools, resources, support, goal planning, safety planning, referrals, spiritual support, individualized mentoring program, and pastoral support services.

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California Men’s Shelters

We aim to provide the most relevant resources for homeless people in California, not the most extensive.

A complete list of California Shelters. Many are emergency shelters along with general homeless shelters and some transitional housing opportunities. Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long.

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California Drug & Alcohol Help

Effective with the passage of the 2013-2014 Budget Act and associated legislation, the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) no longer exists as of July 1, 2013. All ADP programs and staff, except the Office of Problem Gambling, transferred to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS).

Some web content available through links below may reference ADP and/or direct you to content from the former ADP website. DHCS is currently working to update all web content.

Twelve steps treatment centers and meetings provide steps and a support group to help with an addiction to alcohol or another type of drug. These meetings are enough for some people to beat their addiction altogether, or for others they are beneficial when combined with other treatment methods, like counseling and rehab. These programs can actually make short-term treatments more effective, because they give long-term support afterwards.

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Northern California
Mon – Fri, 8am-4pm

Central California
Fresno Metro Area
Outside Fresno, tool free

Southern California

Free, Confidential Psychological Counseling for Iraq/Afghanistan Military Service Members, Veterans and their Loved Ones.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate assistance, please call “911” and explain the nature of your problem to the operator.

Mental Health America, founded in 1909, is the nation’s leading community-based network dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives.

California Food Banks & Soup Kitchens

California Food Pantries
There are several food pantries and food banks in the California. With help from users like you we have compiled a list of some. If you know of a listing that is not included here please submit new food pantries to our database.

The Salvation Army provides hot meals year-round for anyone in need. Free evening meals are available at various locations. Please use ‘Find a Center’ on our site and contact your local Salvation Army to find out how you can help or get information about meal times and locations.

California Emergency Food Programs (Soup Kitchens, Food Pantries, and Food Banks)

California Legal Clinics

Free and Low-Cost Legal Help helps people of low and moderate incomes find free legal information and legal aid programs in their communities

Ninety-five separate nonprofit organizations are funded by the Justice Gap Fund to provide and/or support free civil legal services to low-income Californians.

California Financial Programs

The 12 State Benefit Programs

Assistance and grants are available in all cities and counties throughout California, including Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. In addition to the programs below, find organizations and charities in California that can provide help with paying bills.

Participating Servicers
Your servicer is the company that you make your mortgage payments to each month. If you do not see your servicer in the table below, please contact them and ask them to participate in the Keep Your Home California programs.