They gave us their best. They deserve the same.

Our vision is to create a community consisting of Veteran’s volunteers, private and industrial sectors and people united in the care of veterans and their families. 

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HD VETCO

HD VetCo is a non-profit organization serving veterans in Southern California

The High Desert Veteran’s Coalition (HD Vetco) is open to all veterans who have served in the military. HD VetCo is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization serving veterans and their families in southern CA, specifically the High Desert Area.

We bring together the community, volunteers and veterans to share information, knowledge, support and resources. We are a unified voice in advocating for veterans and their families in our community.

Veterans by the Numbers

Vietnam Veterans

Homeless Veterans

Gulf War Veterans

HD VETCO is entirely volunteer run.  We focus our efforts in three areas:

Veteran Affairs

Dealing with the V.A. can feel very overwhelming. For veterans with physical or mental health issues- it is an ongoing source of frustration.  For lower income families, it’s can be even harder.

Community Outreach

We work with community organizations to deliver the services that low income families need. We help to feed homeless veterans, work with 3H and run a Community Ambassador Program.

Skill Development

We help to provide workskills that offer our veterans the dignity and security of a good paying job. Our Y-Knot Success Center is the location for skill development and entrepreneurship training.

HD VETCO is open to all veterans, but we are particularly committed to three target groups: 

Homeless Veterans

Over 40,000 veterans are homeless. It’s such a shameful statistic and it’s not about them. We work with volunteers, community ambassadors to improve their quality of life.

Surviving Spouses

The impact of losing a loved one is impossible to describe. The grief, the loneliness, the isolation. Our goal is provide survivors with companionship and a sense of community.

Low Income Veterans

Veterans and their families, particularly those with disabilities struggle to make ends meet. We try to get them connected to services, make sure they have enough to eat and improve job opportunities.

Community Volunteers 

Volunteering is a great way to give back. We need help feeding and caring for the homeless, providing transportation, offering workshops, and peer to peer support. 

C.A.P.

Our Community Ambassador Program depends on teamwork. We engage with local business owners, churches and other civic and charitable organizations to create a network of needed services. Thanks for your help!

Sponsors offer a hand up

Our sponsors are members of the community who can have high impact on the lives of veterans. They prioritize hiring veterans, donate workspace, provide pro bono services, sponsor events, lead workshops or donate laptops.

A veteran is someone who at one point in their life wrote a “Blank Check” for an amount up to and including their life. Honor. Sacrifice. Country first!”

GREGORY LINCOLN, Founder

Gregory Lincoln, Founder HD Vet Co

Why did you start HD Vet Co?

I’m a Marine. We don’t leave our people behind. The issues veterans are facing is our new battlefield.

What's the criteria for receiving help?

We consider a veteran to be anyone who has served or is serving in the military or the reserves. 

So that’s the only criteria. This is a coalition not only for our veterans, but for our community. We want to connect as many people as possible.

Who's falling through the cracks?

The most obvious are homeless veterans. But suicide is a huge issue too – the inability to access mental health services is huge.

But there’s also too many service members living in poverty or substandard housing.

What about their families?

There’s no question that families need support, particularly when service members have been deployed in combat. 

We prioritize help for surviving spouses who can feel isolated and alone after their loss.

How do you do all this?

I don’t – WE  do.  The whole idea of HD Vet Co is to bring the community together to make sure our vets are cared for the way we promised they would be. 

The vision is a collective of different service providers, business owners, veterans, clergy and volunteers as advocates.

Special Events

Veteran Health Fair

August 2019

We’re working with our CAP members to get the details finalized.  

The Gala

December 2019

This is a fundraiser to celebrate our volunteers, veterans and partners.

The Field Day

July 2020

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They went where needed.

Now that they're home, surely their needs should be our priority?
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About HD VET CO

HD VetCo is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization serving veterans and their families in southern CA, specifically the High Desert Area. 

We envision a  community coalition with a single unified voice to advocate for veterans.  We appreciate your help.

Contact Us

High Desert Veteran's Coalition

Hesperia CA 92392

(760) 565–9072

info@hdvetco.com