Gifts help USC military center launch San Francisco veterans study

by Claudia Bustamante

The Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR) has received funding to launch an indepth study assessing the needs of veterans in the Bay Area, particularly the military-to-civilian transition issues facing LGBT veterans.

Thanks to support from the Wells Fargo Foundation and Deloitte LLP, the San Francisco Veterans Study will poll 1,000 veterans on such topics as transition challenges, employment, finances, housing, health and access to services.

The San Francisco study is the fourth study CIR has conducted of a large urban military population, and the third in California.

Sara Kintzle, research assistant professor overseeing the study, […]

By |May 31st, 2016|Giving, Research|0 Comments

Chicagoland veteran study reveals larger national needs

by Claudia Bustamante

Veterans across the nation are unprepared for life after military service, according to a new University of Southern California study.

A report by the Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR) at the USC School of Social Work of veterans living in and around Chicago found that a majority of veterans, primarily those serving after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, experienced transition challenges and needed time to figure out what to do after the military.

The Chicago study is the third time the USC center has examined a local military population. Similar efforts have been conducted […]

By |April 25th, 2016|Giving, News, Research|0 Comments