LA Takes Steps Toward Creating Peer Support Network For Veterans
LA supervisors said Southern California veterans who run into trouble often don’t know what services are available or how to take advantage of them, which “can lead at-risk veterans toward trajectories of financial despair, family discord, isolation, substance misuse, homelessness and/or involvement with the justice system."
LA County Exploring A System Of 'Battle Buddies' Helping Other Veterans
On Tuesday, the board approved a motion asking the Los Angeles County Health Agency, the L.A. Homeless Services Authority, and other agencies to team up with the VA and veteran-focused nonprofits to create a plan for establishing a “veteran peer access network” in L.A. County. (Denkmann, 2/7)