What We Do


No veteran should be homeless. If you’re tired of living on the streets, or if you know a veteran who is at risk of homelessness, we will help.

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Mobile Veteran Outreach

(MVO) engages the most difficult-to-serve of all veterans, the homeless. 90%+ have additional mental/physical/substance issues and are at the highest risk. MVO puts someone at the right place, at the right time, to save that life.

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Benefits & Claims Assistance

There’s $103 billion a year for VA benefits — your benefits — but too many veterans give up the fight, or could really use some assistance. You earned ‘em … go get ‘em!

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Healing & Wellness

Nobody comes back from war with their head completely right. PTSD, MST, anxiety, depression, drinking ... we’ll get you the right type of support. You deserve to live, you deserve to heal, you deserve to sleep.

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Finding a Job

Some people think military skills aren’t relevant in the civilian world. Yeah, right … news flash: veterans work harder and do the job better. The transition and training just need to be handled correctly.

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Business Leadership Opportunities

You’re disciplined enough to survive in war — leverage your military work ethic and leadership skills for business success. We connect business-minded veterans to small business and entrepreneurship training.

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Managing Money

Money is like an F-18. It’s fast and powerful, and requires the right training to control it. We have a highly experienced and licensed financial coach available to veterans and veteran family members.

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We believe in making sure you have access to the resources you need to get the support you deserve. Visit our resources page for information on clinic, career support ID cards and more.

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Who We Serve

Average Number of Veterans Visiting Our Center Each Month

Our Veterans Connection office has grown from serving a small handful of veterans on a weekly basis to more than 40 veterans per week, which equates to more than 2,000 veterans annually.

Reasons They Seek Our Help

These local veterans, all of whom are literally our neighbors in Ventura County and the broader area, range from recently discharged soldiers and sailors that saw action in Iraq and Afghanistan, to Vietnam and Korean War veterans.

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Make a Donation

Gold Coast Veterans Foundation has become the largest 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving veterans in Ventura County. We provide the most comprehensive services, to more veterans, at the lowest cost. Your donation gets actual work done to help U.S. military veterans.

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Anyone Can Be a Hero

From a friendly voice on the phone to help with paperwork, or just connecting a veteran to the right services, anyone and everyone can do something to support our veterans. Do yourself proud.

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On the Front Lines … in Your Neighborhood

Military-related ceremonies and observances provide a colorful opportunity for everyone to honor and appreciate the service and many sacrifices made by our veterans. We love to participate in veteran-related public events and policy meetings. Check out our calendar of events we attend.

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The Gold Coast Veterans Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) - EIN # 27 2105467 All donations are tax-deductible as permitted by law. "The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, is directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated." - George Washington