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New USC report finds most veterans return to Los Angeles unprepared for civilian life

Few veteran services focus on prevention of chronic conditions, like unemployment and homelessness

LOS ANGELES — Many service members leaving the military and returning to Los Angeles County are not prepared for the transition home and have a range of needs that cannot be easily provided by a single organization, according to a new University of Southern California School of Social Work report released Tuesday.

“The State of the American Veteran: The Los Angeles County Veterans Study” by the USC School of Social Work’s Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families outlines the findings of a survey conducted fall 2013 of […]

By |October 2nd, 2014|News|1 Comment

Data to drive Los Angeles leaders’ plans for veteran needs

by Claudia Bustamante

About 120 Los Angeles leaders received an initial look on June 6 at findings from the county’s first and most comprehensive study of the military population, which will be used to inform veteran policy and programs moving forward.

The Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families at the USC School of Social Work conducted more than 1,850 surveys of veterans to help identify the areas of greatest need in Los Angeles County, home to the largest population in the country.

Speaking on the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Anthony Hassan, the center’s director, said Los Angeles must move […]

By |June 12th, 2014|Collaborative, Events, Giving, News, Research|0 Comments