U.S. VETS – Inglewood is the inaugural U.S.VETS site. It opened in 1993 with only five clients. Today, the site serves 540 veterans daily.


  • U.S.VETS – Inglewood Receives CARF Accreditation

    U.S. VETS – Inglewood has been awarded the highest level of accreditation by CARF International for Services Coordination in the areas of case management, workforce development and the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. CARF accreditation is a public seal of trust and commitment to quality based on internationally accepted standards. Achieving this accreditation demonstrates U.S. VETS – Inglewood’s commitment to exceptional, personalized care. In order to receive the highest level of CARF accreditation, an organization must undergo a detailed peer review process, and demonstrate to a team of surveyors, during an on-site visit, its commitment to providing programs and services of the highest quality. U.S. VETS – Inglewood was awarded a three-year accreditation by CARF. Our accreditation is a public commitment that we strive to: Involve persons served and their families in their service planning. Respect individual cultural preferences. Be accountable to our funding sources, referral agencies, and the community at large. Address health and safety concerns, such as building safety and emergency preparedness. Maintain management practices that are efficient, cost-effective, and based on outcomes and consumer satisfaction. CARF International is an independent, nonprofit organization that surveys and accredits health and human services providers worldwide. For more information about CARF International, the standards, or the survey process, visit

  • Veterans Day at U.S.VETS – Inglewood

    Veterans Day in Inglewood wouldn’t be complete without the annual U.S.VET – Inglewood Veterans Day Breakfast! For the third year in a row, the Lakers came out to thank veterans for their service by serving them breakfast. This year’s representatives included Lakers staff members, the Laker Girls, and guard Xavier Henry. Click here to see the photo gallery on the Lakers website. Congresswoman Maxine Waters also stopped by to encourage unemployed and underemployed veterans who are searching for a job. “Everyone wants to hire veterans,” she remarked.

  • Veterans Need Help with Housing; Legislation Would Help

    by Steve Peck and Bob Pratt This article originally appeared in The Los Angeles Daily News on November 11, 2013. On Veterans Day, as we honor the men and women who sacrificed for our country, we are reminded of the vast number of veterans who are homeless in California. As veterans, we know firsthand the difficulties of transitioning back to civilian life and the challenges veterans face when they return home. After experiencing our own challenges returning to civilian life after military service, we now serve other veterans, one of us through U.S.VETS , the other with Volunteers of America. Working to end homelessness among veterans in Southern California and elsewhere, we know that finding a decent place to live on today’s wages, with today’s housing prices, is not easy. In fact, half of all veterans earning low wages cannot afford their rent, putting them at risk of homelessness. These veterans, and the more than 16,000 veterans who experience homelessness on any given night in California, need affordable, stable places to rent. Gov. Jerry Brown recently approved a bill that would provide more affordable rental options for veterans, should voters approve it as a ballot measure in June. Assembly Bill 639, by Speaker John Perez, D-Los Angeles, will allow California voters to reallocate $600 million of unused veterans bonds, originally for homeownership, to build more apartments affordable to veterans and their families. If approved by voters, AB 639 will make a difference for thousands of veterans. But it is one […]

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Veterans Seeking Housing
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Veterans Seeking Employment Assistance
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Veterans Seeking Other Services
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Michael Dolphin

Joe Leal

Musheer Rasheed

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Robert Farrell

Robert Price

Jesse D. Smith

Tom Burns

Hans P. Getty

Allen Ralston

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