Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative

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

CIR, LA Veterans Collaborative invest in collective impact initiative

by Lily Cao

Some leaders from the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative recently attended a week-long summit on collective impact where they discovered new and innovative strategies that can be applied to ongoing work in the local veteran community.

Held in Vancouver, Canada, the Tamarack Institute’s Collective Impact Summit introduced keynote speakers, insightful workshops and organized learning groups that each tackled one of the five key conditions of collective impact: common agendas, shared measurement, mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication and backbone support.

Attendees heard testimonies from forward-thinking professionals who have adopted this approach to tackle such pressing issues as poverty, racism and homelessness. They […]

By |October 7th, 2015|Collaborative, News|0 Comments