Our three pillars


We believe our holistic approach of service with a combination of individualized clinical treatment, mentoring, and workshops can help veterans progress toward healing and reengagement in community life.

Our staff and volunteers acknowledge and understand the sacrifices these families make, and we are passionate about doing whatever we can to meet their needs.


We serve all military personnel, veterans, and their family members to address their challenges in a timely, competent, and supportive manner.


Our mentorship program can help you manage conflict and stress, as well as ease the transition of deployment into civilian life. Our mentors are veterans and spouses of veterans who can guide you as friends.


We offer educational workshops about topics such as understanding relevant laws, workforce development, and finance. Our monthly workshops help address general issues that many veterans face, from getting back into the civilian workforce to filing taxes correctly.


We provide recreational workshops and activities to facilitate trust and kinship. Many of these workshops (such as our golf and snowboarding retreats) help keep veterans physically active. Our workshops have social, educational, and physical components that facilitate better health and the opportunity to connect with new friends.

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What Our Clients Have Said

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Mark your calendar for Friday, October 2, 2020, for our 6th Annual Strength in Support Golf Tournament at Oak Creek. Details coming soon!

For more information, please contact Amber Portz at 949-505-5015 extension 5.

2020 ANNUAL OC Community Behavioral Health summiT

The Community Behavioral Health Summit takes place on August 28, 2020 virtually from 7:00am to 3:00 pm. It provides an opportunity for our professional community to engage in active dialogue on how we can address the needs of our veterans and their families and also seek collaborative support for those needs. 

This year’s summit will include two keynote speakers: Dr. William Nash, M.D. discussing Moral Injury and Human Service Workers and Dr. Heidi Kraft, Ph.D. discussing Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue. Also included are presentations on the following topics: reducing veteran suicides, accessing care at the VA, family / caregiver role, and addressing specific issues such as homelessness and aging/end of life care. 

Since we are unable to meet in-person this year we cannot have a Resource Fair – we will be collecting contact information for this year’s Community Resource Directory which will be available to attendees after the event. Please contact Summit Co-Coordinator, Connie Thomas at to include your information in the directory. 

To get your copy of the Mental Health Community Resource Directory send us your email by signing up below – thank you for attending the 2020 Annual OC Behavioral Health Summit. 

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Mental health first aid training

Our Mental Health First Aid courses teach people a five-step action plan to help others cope with mental health or substance use issues. 

Similar to traditional First Aid and CPR, Mental Health First Aid can be used to help someone developing a mental health problem until professional treatment is obtained. As an evidence-based public education and prevention tool, Mental Health First Aid improves the public’s knowledge of mental health and substance use problems and connects people with care for these problems they have. 

Contact us at 949-505-5015 extension 6 to schedule your training.

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Want to learn more about Strength in Support?

Interested in the services we offer?

To learn about our organization and what we do for our veteran community, call us at 949-505-5015 extension 3 to book your workshop today.

office tours

During an office tour, you can learn more about Strength in Support and ways in which you can help our cause. Contact our office today at 949-505-5015 to schedule a tour or meet with our team.

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