This Veterans Day, what do you want from the VA?

by Nathan Graeser

In January, the VA settled the most dramatic lawsuit in its 128-year history. The 388-acre West Los Angeles VA campus originally dedicated to veterans as a “spiritual home” had lost its way and the suit, among other forces, called for a redesign of its master plan to reconnect to its mission. Officials have reached out to the veteran community to ask them what they need and want from the new campus.

As local experts in the veteran community, the USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families had constantly been asked what the most pressing needs […]

By |November 10th, 2015|Collaborative, Community|0 Comments

New text-messaging project helps veterans connect to resources

In partnership with the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR) at the USC School of Social Work, 211 LA County and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative has launched a new text-messaging platform to help veterans as they transition back to their local communities.

Available 24 hours a day, Text2Vet connects veterans to veteran peer navigators who can link them to information and needed resources in Los Angeles. Staffed by 211 LA County, the official referral agency for the county’s 10 million residents, this new system provides an easy and convenient way […]

By |November 6th, 2015|Collaborative, Community|0 Comments