Long Beach

Long Beach

U.S.VETS-Long Beach is one of the largest of the eleven U.S. VETS sites. Located at the Villages at Cabrillo, 26 acres of the former Cabrillo/Savannah Naval housing, U.S.VETS – Long Beach was the first site to offer the ADVANCE Women’s Program designed specifically for female veterans.

The site serves more than 550 veterans daily.

<>Meet a Veteran: Stephen

Stephen B served in the United States Army for over 8 years. He served in the line of fire in Iraq and experienced the trauma of wartime and death of friends. Stephen found himself unable to cope with tremendous changes as he entered civilian life, and found himself struggling with PTSD, chemical dependency, and eventually homelessness…

<>IN THE NEWS: Long Beach Cites Progress in Finding Homes for Homeless Veterans

(This story appeared in NBC4 Los Angeles on April 29, 2015) Long Beach is on track to join the ranks of US cities that have made sufficient housing available for every veteran in need, Mayor Robert Garcia said Wednesday…

<>Meet a Veteran: Sandra

I joined the Navy in 1986 just after graduating high school. Once I raised my right hand and took the oath of enlistment, promising to support and defend the constitution of the United States, I realized how much of a patriot I was and was very proud to be a Sailor. I loved the discipline and order of the military and thrived on the stability it provided me. After eight years of service, I was not prepared for the culture shock I experienced transitioning from military to civilian life…

Veteran Graduation

August 14, 2015


Mailing Address:
2001 River Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90810

Larry Williams






Larry Williams
Acting Executive Director (bio)

Veterans Seeking Housing
Claudia Munson

Veterans Seeking Employment Assistance
Mario Cardona

Veterans Seeking Other Services
Mario Cardona

Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Rene Ceballos

Volunteer Opportunities
Joan Marcial

In-Kind or Goods Donations
Joan Marcial

Advisory Council

Mike Murray, Chairman
Jeff Bailey
Gerald Fisher
Teresa Gomez

Tom Good
John Howard
Matt Knabe
Val Lerch

Bonnie Lowenthal
Craig Manderville
Kathy McDonnell
Dick McKenna

Jaclyn Paxton
Larry Rice
Stephen Ruggiero
Nancy Villasenor