On Thursday, May 26, Goodwill of Orange County officially opened its Thomas T. and Elizabeth C. Tierney Center for Veteran Services building in Tustin, an all-in-one resource for veterans living in Orange County and their families.
More than 150 veteran leaders, community organizations, elected officials and Goodwill executives gathered as the center was dedicated in honor of Thomas and Elizabeth Tierney, the local philanthropists whose $1 million gift made it possible.
With more than 130,000 veterans currently living in Orange County and approximately 6,500 veterans joining that group every year, there is a huge need for streamlined services in Orange County.
The Tierney Center for Veteran Services has enabled Goodwill to expand its comprehensive approach to serving veterans and their families. This new facility will serve as the single touchpoint for local warriors, connecting them with a wide range of personalized services designed to help them transition to civilian life – and all provided at no cost.
“Elizabeth and I saw an opportunity through Goodwill of Orange County to help our veterans heal,” said Thomas Tierney, local Orange County philanthropist. “It’s an exciting time as we aim to pay forward the gift of freedom that so many of our neighbors provided us through their service.”
With a host of community partners and local organizations on board, services available at the Tierney Center include employment and career counseling, education services, housing assistance, healthcare and benefits, legal services, financial counseling, and women veterans services.
The Tierney Center’s dedicated team, many of them veterans themselves, works one-on-one with veterans and their families to help navigate resources and make the process as easy as possible. Enhancing the lives of veterans and their families is a leading priority for Goodwill and the Orange County community.
Goodwill of Orange County’s Tierney Center for Veteran Services is located at 1231 Warner Avenue, Tustin, CA 92780.
If you are veteran, veteran family member or know a veteran in need, give us a call now at: 855-99-VETERAN (1-855-99-8383726).