Team AMVETS’ programs and services are designed for California Veterans’ changing needs.
Our mission is to advance individual liberty, free enterprise, and limited, accountable government
We have a vision of a day when opportunity, responsible self-governance, and free markets flourish in America because its citizens understand and defend the principles from which freedom is derived.
A 501(C)(3) non-profit think and action tank with offices in Washington and Oregon. Founded in 1991 by Bob Williams and Lynn Harsh as the Evergreen Freedom Foundation, today we are a national leader in winning the fight for freedom at the state and local level.
The Freedom Foundation is working to reverse the stranglehold public-sector unions have on our government. There is no path to expanded freedom, opportunity or prosperity until we make collective bargaining transparent, give government employees a choice to join an employee’s union or not, and prohibit taxpayer’s money from being unwillingly used to influence the political system. Freedom Foundation has the will and skill to take on those who attack our freedom.
How we do it…
From humble beginnings with just two staff members and 341 supporters, the Freedom Foundation team has grown to include about 20 staff and over 5,000 volunteers and financial supporters. Every contribution to the Freedom Foundation is voluntary, we accept no government support. Every member of that team is dedicated to advancing our mission to make our country a better place for people to live, work, and flourish.
Our Career Centers will provide FREE of charge employment assistance for all Veterans, both active duty and reserves.
Our legislative team is active in advocating on behalf of Veterans and their dependents before the California Legislature, California Department of Veteran Affairs, state and local agencies.
We dedicated to addressing Women Veterans issues. We reach out to women Veterans to ensure they are receiving the benefits they have earned. Additionally, we support and create events specific to Women Veterans that educate, uplift, and assist.
We provide Veterans and their families with information regarding benefits earned while serving our country. Additionally, we assist and counsel Veterans with their VA claims, education, pension, and more. Our Service Officers are located throughout the state of California.
Our Scholarship Program is designed to provide financial assistance to our Veterans enrolled in a college or Trade/Vocational school. Awards are given twice per year.
Homeless Veteran Outreach
Through our Welcome Home Program, we provide furniture and other household items to Veterans who have been homeless but are now rebuilding their lives through the HUD-VASH housing program.