Service Organizations in the Valley


Teens who are dealing with drug and alcohol problems of people in their lives will have the opportunity to gain insight and support for their own life journey. Meetings are at Trinity Lutheran Church, 191 South Columbia Street, Hemet (room 7) on Saturdays 10:00 am – 11:00 am. For information, call at Carol (951) 927-9028.

American LegionAmerican Legion logo

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

American Legion Post 53 – Hemet
124 North Ramona Street, Hemet CA 92545  •  (951) 658-2436
Meetings held on the 2nd Wednesday each month. All military, veterans and their decedents are eligible for membership. 6pm Sons of the American Legion; 6:30 pm American Legion Auxiliary; 7:00 pm American Legion. AL Riders Breakfast 2nd Saturday 7 am – 10 am

American Legion Post 848 – San Jacinto
312 East Main Street, San Jacinto, CA 92583  •  (951) 487-1664
American Legion Post 848 San Jacinto invites all Military/Veterans to join them for good food, and comradeship.  Call for menus and schedule.

American Business Women’s Association

Meets at The Anchor, 2524 E Florida Ave, Hemet  •  (951) 201-7774
Bringing together businesswomen of diverse occupations to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking and national recognition. Meets 5:30 pm – 8:3- pm on the third Wednesday of each month.

Assistance League® of HemacintoAssistance League logo

180 North Girard Street, Hemet 92544  •  (951) 652-8307
Assistance League is a nonprofit volunteer organization that develops and implements community based philanthropic programs. Chapter meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 10:00 am September thru June. Visitors are welcome for coffee at 9:30 prior to the meeting. Assistance League operates a thrift shop at its N. Girard Street location. Hours of operations are Monday-Saturday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Contact

Building The Way

1281 N State Street #A, San Jacinto CA 92583 • (951) 925-8281
Build­ing the Way helps redi­rect young local res­i­dents into activ­i­ties that are pro­duc­tive and ben­e­fi­cial to their future. Par­tic­i­pants will learn a vari­ety of con­struc­tion tasks. Local sub-contractors provide classes with field trips to job sites of all trades.

Community Connect

2060 University Ave, Suite 212, Riverside CA 92507  • (951) 686-4402
Community Connect assists more than 100,000 men, women and children each year through a vast array of services throughout Riverside County. The organization crosses many platforms of social service and community support, working in diverse focus areas such as volunteerism, housing, long-term senior care, transportation, community service, professional development and more.

District 7 Shuffleboard
District 7 oversees 15 shuffleboard clubs in the community to provide a sports activity that combines competitive exercise with socialization opportunities.  All the courts are indoors and are very inclusive, with free lessons, and low participation costs.  We want to encourage a wide segment of the local population to investigate all we have to offer. Contact them at either the web-site or (subject shuffleboard)

Educator Labs
Mission is to assist educators, for whom time is a precious commodity, in discovering valuable resources of substance for classroom use. We also seek to strengthen connections among the educational web by acting as courier: because of our high standards, our approach is grassroots and hands-on in nature.


1285 N Santa Fe Street, Hemet CA 92543
Provides work activity center, job placement and vocational training for adults with disabilities. Exceed’s “Sacks Thrift Avenue” raises funds for community programs. Store is located at 1285 N Santa Fe Ave in Hemet. Open Monday through Saturday 9am – 4pm.

Families Living With AIDS Care Center

2329 S San Jacinto Avenue, San Jacinto CA  92583
A Christian based organization, offering a place of refuge that specifically addresses the issues, needs and concerns of families living with AIDS. They provide lifestyle information, financial assistance, food discounts and vouchers to families affected by AIDS.

Fraternal Order of Eagles #4055Fraternal Order of Eagles logo

1269 South State Street, Hemet CA 92543  •  (951) 929-4055
For more than a century, the Fraternal Order of Eagles has had a major positive influence on our region, nation, world… And most importantly on our communities. It was the Eagles who pushed for the founding of Mother’s Day, who provided the impetus for Social Security and, who pushed to end job discrimination based on age. The Eagles raise millions of dollars every year to combat heart disease and cancer, help handicapped kids, uplift the aged and make life a little brighter for everyone. The Eagles support our police, firefighters, and others who protect and serve. They fund medical research in areas such as spinal cord injuries, kidney disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

Hemet Adult Literacy Advocates

c/o Hemet Library, 300 E Latham Ave, Hemet, California 92543-4222

Hemet Community Concert Association

First Southern Baptist Church, 433 S San Jacinto St, Hemet  •  (951) 927-1775
Hemet Community Concert Association is a non-profit, all-volunteer managed organization dedicated to presenting the best of the performing arts to the residents of the San Jacinto Valley.

Hemet Community PantryHemet Community Pantry

137 N San Jacinto Street, Hemet CA 92543
(951) 929-1101
The Community Pantry is an independent non-profit agency established by Reverend Roy Shipling of the Episcopal Church of the Good Sheperd in 1965. The Pantry is primarily a food bank, however they have other resources to help with issues such as shelter and utilities. Open every weekday of the year (except holidays) from 9 am to 11:30 am to respond to all requests for emergency food from anyone who is seeking such help.

Hemet Elks Lodge 1740Elks USA

1305 West Florida Avenue, Hemet CA 92543  •  (951) 925-1740
With just under 1 million members in 2,000 lodges across the country, the Elks are one of the largest and most active fraternal organizations in the world. The Elks are involved in a wide variety of programs, from from scholarships to drug education to Veterans Services. Bingo every Wednesday, doors open at 3:00pm. For more information call 951-658-5219

Hemet Heritage Foundation

100 West Florida Avenue, Hemet CA 92543  •  (951) 929-4409
The membership of this non-profit organization is dedicated to the mission of preserving and protecting the rich history of the San Jacinto Valley. Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month in the Diamond Valley Middle School Library at the corner of State Street and Chambers. Continuing a time-honored tradition, the foundation presents programs on local history at it’s meetings.

Hemet-San Jacinto Exchange Club

PO Box 2391, Hemet CA 92546 •  (951) 652-9006

Hemet San Jacinto Genealogical Society, Inc.logo

PO Box 2516 Hemet, CA 92546 • (951) 765-2372
A non-profit organization whose purpose is to establish and maintain common interest in fostering research programs, to promote public interest in family history, to uphold high standards already acknowledged in the field of genealogy affairs and to encourage active participation in community and cultural affairs and to strive for the preservation of historical records. [website]

Hemet / San Jacinto Interfaith Council

PO Box 37, Hemet CA  92581 •  (951) 654-2432
The Human Relations Council of the Greater Hemet, San Jacinto and Menifee Regions was founded in 1998. It is a private nonprofit California corporation dedicated to promoting respect and positive human relations in our communities. For additional information, email

Hemet / San Jacinto Valley Chamber of Commerce

615 North San Jacinto Street, Hemet 92543
(951) 658-3211

Hemet San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce
The Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Chamber of Commerce services the entire San Jacinto Valley region. Their mission is to attract, develop, promote and retain local businesses through communication, networking, training and program development and to influence public policy and advocate legislative issues that promote local business and job growth.

Hemet Unified School District Head Start

633 East Kimball Avenue  •  (951) 765-5146 or (951) 765-1648
Federally funded pre-school program, serving low income families. Free to eligible families.

Hemet Woman’s Club

PO Box 635, Hemet CA 92546-0635  •
The Hemet Woman’s Club promotes the social welfare of its members and work for their mutual improvement, to be useful to the community and spread information as will advance and elevate the civic, educational and social welfare of its members and the community in all aspects. Current projects include C.A.S.A., Ramona Humane Society, Pinwheel Project, Ronald McDonald House, Valley Restart, SAM backpacks, Honey Bears, Operation Smile and more. Meetings are held 9:30 am on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Hemet Public Library.

HOPE Collaborative

The mission of the Hope Collaborative is to promote the safety of children, and prevent abuse and neglect in Riverside County. The group is looking for valley resident to represent our communities. Meetings are held monthly in Temecula. Contact Vernetta Griffin at

Hope Foods, Inc

610 S State Street, San Jacinto Ca 92583  •  (951) 654-3850
A non-profit shared expense food program, operated in cooperation with The Western Eagle Foundation located in Temecula. Patrons pay an administrative fee and receive a cart full of groceries donated by local companies. Open Tuesday thru Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 11am to 4pm.

International Assoc of Lions ClubsLions Club International

The International Association of Lions Clubs is the largest service club in the world, with over 1.4 billion members in 185 countries.

Hemet Lions Club
PO Box 1283, Hemet CA 92546 •  (951) 927-7535
The Hemet Lions Club holds regular monthly meetings on the 4th Wednesday of the month, 7:00 pm at Denny’s 1770 W. Florida Avenue, Hemet. Call Harold Craig at (951)766-9195 if you wish to attend.

Hemet Ramona Valley Lions Club
Contact Dottie Brandefine (951) 766-4932
If you are interested in service to the community, enjoying good camaraderie and growing as an individual, we invite you to attend one of our meetings. General meetings are 4th Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm at Harvard Street Cafe, 138 N Harvard Street, Hemet.

San Jacinto Lions Club
157 S Ramona Blvd, San Jacinto CA 92583 •  (951) 228-5298
The San Jacinto Lions Club holds regular monthly meetings on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm at 157 S Ramona Blvd. Contact President, Bruce Malone at (951) 228-5298.

Knights of ColumbusKnights of Columbus logo

7000 West Florida Avenue, Hemet CA 92545  •  (951) 926-1910
The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works. If you’d like to be a part of an international organization of 1.8 million Catholic men whose principal work involves helping others in need, we’d like to invite you to join us.

Masons of California Lodge #615Mason logo

150 Laursen St, Hemet, CA 92543  •  (951) 925-1417‎
Masonry is the world’s first and largest fraternal organization. It is a body of knowledge and a system of ethics based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to improve himself while being devoted to his family, faith, country, and fraternity.

Military Pathways
To help those who may be struggling, the Department of Defense teamed up with the nonprofit organization, Screening for Mental Health®, to launch Military Pathways (formerly the Mental Health Self-Assessment Program®). The program is available online, over the phone, and at special events held at installations worldwide. It provides free, anonymous mental health and alcohol self-assessments for family members and service personnel in all branches including the National Guard and Reserve. Benefits’s free membership connects servicemembers, military families and veterans to all the benefits of service — government benefits, scholarships, discounts, lifelong friends, mentors, great stories of military life or missions, and much more.

Millennium ToastMasters Club 414

IValleywide Recreation Center, 901 W Esplanade
Toastmasters is a world leader in communication and leadership development. MILLENNIUM Toastmasters Club 414 is an active, professional and dynamic club. Our focus is to help success-oriented people with the practical communication and leadership skills necessary to improve confidence and achieve their goals in an educational, fun and mutually supportive atmosphere. Club meetings are held 6:29 pm to 8:00 pm on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays at Valleywide Recreation Center, 901 W. Esplanade Avenue, San Jacinto, CA 92582. All guests are welcome!

Mt San Jacinto Youth for Christ

YFC City Life Youth Center 158 S. Buena Vista St. Hemet, CA 92543
YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.


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Rotary InternationalRotary International logo

Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

Hemet Sunset Rotary Club
PO Box 2537, Hemet CA 92546  •  (951) 929-9691
Club meets every Monday at 5:30pm at Fingerprints Youth Museum 123 South Camelita Street, Hemet. Visitors are welcome with reservation. Contact Carl Cardey (951) 929-4941

San Jacinto Rotary Club
PO Box 1691, San Jacinto CA  92581
Club meets Wednesdays 12:00 noon at Emilio’s Restaurant, 2340 S San Jacinto Street, San Jacinto. Qualified members of the community are invited to attend.

San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce

The San Jacinto Chamber of Commerce is a business advocacy organization. They lead sanjac-logoregional economic development by supporting the growth of area businesses, helping to attract and establish new businesses and fostering a healthy and inclusive business environment. Moreover, they improve quality of life through responsible, sustained leadership on community and regional issues. 
2323 S San Jacinto Ave

San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus

581 S. Grand Ave, San Jacinto; (951) 791-3763
San Jacinto Valley Animal is seeking dedicated animal lovers to volunteer. There are many family friendly events and plenty of different ways to make a difference in these animals lives and in your community. For anyone interested in fostering, we offer a foster program to help save lives and make animals more adoptable. For more information, visit our shelter and ask about our foster program.


SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. Our local Chamber of Commerce partners with SCORE volunteers who have retired either from their own business or from management jobs in larger companies who provide confidential, one on one counseling on business issues. Business tutoring and counseling is available free of charge at the Chamber by appointment.  Please call the Chamber Office to check for availability at (951) 658-3211.

Veterans of Foreign WarsVFW logo

The VFW is the foremost advocate for veterans who have served in overseas conflicts. Their mission is to serve our veterans, the military, and our communities and to advocate on behalf of all veterans.

VFW CA Post 2266 – Jacinto
1891 S Santa Fee Street, San Jacinto CA  92583

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