Long Beach

U.S.VETS – Long Beach is one of the largest of the twelve 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.

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Mailing Address:

2001 River Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90810

Veterans Seeking Housing
Sheryl Ysaguirre

Veterans Seeking Employment Assistance
Imad Awarke

Veterans Seeking Other Services
Sheryl Ysaguirre

Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Genoveva Escobosa

Volunteer Opportunities
Meghan Paradiso

In-Kind or Goods Donations
Meghan Paradiso


Executive Director

Advisory Council

Mike Murray, Chairman

Jeff Bailey

Mike DuRee

Dan Dvorak

Gerald Fisher

Teresa Gomez

Tom Good

John Howard

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

Robert Unger

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.