Long Beach

U.S.VETS – Long Beach is located at the Villages at Cabrillo, 27 acres of the former Cabrillo/Savannah Naval housing. U.S.VETS – Long Beach offers supportive services including transitional housing, permanent housing, employment and housing services. We also feature the ADVANCE Women’s Program designed specifically for female veterans and their children, the largest woman’s veteran program in the country. The site serves more than 800 veterans daily.

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Mailing Address:

2001 River Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90810

Veterans Seeking Housing
Pedro Jauregui

Veterans Seeking Employment Assistance
Cameron Cook

Female Veterans Seeking Services
Ashley Chase

Veterans Seeking Other Services
Sheryl Ysaguirre

Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Genoveva Escobosa

Volunteer opportunities,
Donations & Communications

Meghan Paradiso


Executive Director

Advisory Council

Mike Murray, Chairman

Onofre Alcala

Jeff Bailey

Tamara Bell

Lauren Trosclair Duncan

Michael DuRee

Dan Dvorak

Gerald Fisher

Teresa Gomez

Tom Good

John Howard

Richard Jordon

Matt Knabe

Nickol Ladd

Walter Larkins

Val Lerch

Bonnie Lowenthal

Craig Mandeville

Dick McKenna

Judy Nelson

Gus Orozco

Jaclyn Paxton

Tiffany Rau

Larry Rice

Steve Ruggiero

Harry Saltzgaver

Eddie Talamera

Mike Truax

Dennis Tucker

Nancy Villasenor

Brenda Threatt

Brenda Threatt is the Executive Director for U.S.VETS – Long Beach.

A graduate of California State University Los Angeles, San Francisco Theological Seminary and West Los Angeles School of Law, Threatt brings with her no shortage of academic acumen, piled atop a mountain of achievements that led her to this role with U.S. VETS. Over the last two years, she served as the shelter system manager with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. Before that, for five years, she was director of veteran outreach, acting as sole liaison to the veteran community for the City of Los Angeles, during Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s administration.

As a clergy member, she has worked as a chaplain at California State Military Reserve in Los Alamitos and was executive minister for the First AME Church. She has received training and certification in family counseling, military suicide prevention, and the FEMA National Incident Management System, among other credentials. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to our accomplished and impressive new director.