Originally established by founders Judith and Elliott Wolfe in 2015, for the purpose of engaging Master Degree candidates from the University of Southern California School of Social Work, working as interns, to provide mental health assistance and counseling to veteran students at College of the Canyons , it has today expanded to become an all-volunteer Public Benefit Corporation [501(c)3 tax deductible status] operating a complete Veteran Center, providing an array of services for all Veterans of the military, and their families.
The membership of the Santa Clarita Veteran Services Collaborative consists of dozens of non-profit organizations, local businesses, and individuals, providing their services, much of it pro bono, to those Veterans in the Santa Clarita community who have served their country, and may be in need of the many areas of assistance that are offered.
Browsing through our web site one can find help for medical assistance, dental assistance, legal assistance, employment, housing, home care, financial advice/assistance, and many other categories.
At our Veteran Center, located at 23222 Lyons Avenue in Newhall, one can find not only a food pantry, computers, a library, and videos, but a warm and friendly volunteer to brighten the day, and also offer complete referral service to our many member organizations and individuals. The center is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00AM to 4:00PM, and on Wednesday from 12:00N until 7:00PM. Also, on the first, second and third Saturdays of each month, from 9:00AM until 1:00PM any veteran may obtain assistance in securing benefits from the government, through the advice of a qualified Veteran Service Officer (VSO). On Monday, we have a PSO (Post Service Officer) available from 9:00AM until 12:00N who can assist with explaining the benefit process but this PSO is to sign off on documents.