On Saturday, November 17, 2012 over 125 veterans attended the 1st Annual Venice Stand Down and enjoyed a day of free and confidential services. Councilman Bill Rosendahl was honored for his many years of public service and dedication to veterans. Thanks to all who supported and participated in the event. Click here to see a slideshow.
Homefront Rising: Opportunities for Housing and Jobs
The Veterans Project welcomes Gold Star Mom Nadia McCaffrey to Southern California. In honor of her son Patrick, who was killed in 2004 while serving in Iraq, Nadia has devoted herself to helping military veterans transition back into civilian life. After living many years in Tracy, CA, Nadia has decided to relocate to Long Beach, and help The Veterans Project expand its new Homefront Rising initiative. The effort combines jobs and housing for veterans. Click here for more info.
Southern California production companies affiliated with the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) are offering veterans 3-month paid internships. The Veterans Project conducted interviews on October 26, 2012, and select applicants will soon be invited to meet with industry executives looking to hire. Click here for more info.
Community Mobilizes to Support Veterans, End Homelessness
Nearly 100 homeless veterans attended our Stand Down at The Vortex in Los Angeles on May 6th where they received free and confidential medical exams, eligibility screening, shelter/housing referrals, substance abuse treatment, mental health consultations and haircuts from 20 providers. Veterans were also fed two meals and given clothing and hygiene products. The Stand Down was presented by The Veterans Project, Dramastage-Qumran, Robey Theatre Company and The Vortex. Click here to see photos.
Our next Stand Down will be held on Saturday, November 17th at Oakwood Recreation Center in Venice. More info coming soon. Veterans pre-register here, service providers here.
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