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Help Heal Veterans

Producing Healing Arts That Enrich Lives

one star


36585 Penfield Lane Winchester, CA 92596
tel: (951) 926-4500   Web Site
EIN: 95-2706737

Board Leadership
John Meagher

Joseph S. McClain
Chief Executive Officer

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-07 08/01/2018 63.05 one star
2016-07 11/01/2017 63.43 one star
2015-07 07/01/2016 61.05 one star
2014-07 06/01/2016 58.58 one star
CN 2.0
2014-07 11/01/2015 58.54 one star
2013-07 09/01/2014 60.07 one star
2013-07 07/01/2014 59.16 one star
2011-07 08/10/2012 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Friday, August 10, 2012

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for Help Hospitalized Veterans on July 1, 2014 because the Donor Advisory had been in place for more than a year and because the issue that prompted the Donor Advisory has been resolved. Specifically:

  • Help Hospitalized Veterans submitted an appeal to Charity Navigator announcing the formation of a new Board of Directors that has been approved by California's attorney general. The organization has also appointed a new Chief Executive Officer and submitted for our review a copy of the settlement agreement

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory for this charity because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • On August 9, 2012, the California attorney general "filed a civil lawsuit seeking the removal of officers and directors of Help Hospitalized Veterans, a California charity. The complaint alleges that those running the organization engaged in self-dealing, paid excessive executive compensation and engaged in fraudulent fundraising and other unlawful activities. The lawsuit also seeks to recover more than $4.3 million in funds improperly diverted from Help Hospitalized Veterans. Those funds were meant to support several programs serving veterans and active-duty military, including providing arts and craft kits to hospitalized veterans. Instead, they were used to enrich the organization’s officers and fundraisers." For more information, please read the attorney general’s press release.

2011-07 05/01/2012 63.67 one star
2010-07 09/20/2011 60.20 one star
CN 1.0
2009-07 12/22/2010 54.53 zero star
2008-07 09/01/2009 54.66 zero star
2007-07 06/01/2008 73.52 two stars
2006-07 06/01/2007 74.30 two stars
2005-07 06/01/2006 71.02 two stars
2004-07 08/01/2005 64.99 one star
2003-07 08/01/2004 70.47 two stars
2002-07 04/15/2003 70.03 two stars
2001-07 10/15/2002 70.57 two stars
2000-07 04/15/2002 70.19 two stars

Charity Contact Info

Help Heal Veterans
36585 Penfield Lane
Winchester, CA 92596
tel: (951) 926-4500
fax: (951) 926-3569
EIN: 95-2706737

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Board Leadership

John Meagher


Joseph S. McClain
Chief Executive Officer

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