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.


Mailing Address:

2001 River Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90810

Veterans Seeking Housing
Pedro Jauregui

Veterans Seeking Employment Assistance
Dawnita B. Montgomery

Homeless Seeking Services
Sheryl Ysaguirre

Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Sheryl Ysaguirre

Volunteer Opportunities
Arthur D. Lara

Fundraising & Communications
Meghan Paradiso


Executive Director

Advisory Council

Mike Murray, Chairman

Onofre Alcala

Jeff Bailey

Tamara Bell
American Legion Auxiliary

Sean Brown
Union Bank

Lauren Trosclair Duncan
American Red Cross

Michael DuRee
Long Beach Fire Department

Dan Dvorak

Gerald Fisher

Teresa Gomez
Long Beach Department of Health
& Human Services

Tom Good

John Howard

Richard Jordon
Board of Harbor Commissioners

Matt Knabe
Englander, Knabe & Allen

Nickol Ladd
Forest Lawn

Walter Larkins
Sapphire RCMS, LLC

Val Lerch
Long Beach Veteran’s Day Parade

Bonnie Lowenthal
Long Beach Harbor Commission

Craig Mandeville

Dick McKenna

Judy Nelson
Long Beach Chamber of Commerce

John Oppenheim
CVC Volunteer

Gus Orozco
U.S.VETS—Long Beach

Jaclyn Paxton
Superior Press

Tiffany Rau

Larry Rice
Queen Beach Printers

Steve Ruggiero
Port of Long Beach

Harry Saltzgaver
Grunion Gazette

Eddie Talamera
Fed Ex

Mike Truax
Toyota TABC

Dennis Tucker
Los Angeles Metro

Nancy Villasenor
City of Long Beach Department of
Public Works

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.