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VPAN Monthly Newsletter Vol. 1, Iss 1

Los Angeles County VPAN News - for those who have served and their families [ https://dmh.lacounty.gov/veterans/ ]





*June 2021* *Volume I, Issue 1*





VPAN Overview:

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The Veterans Peer Access Network (VPAN) is a Los Angeles County program designed to connect veterans and their families with the services available to them. Program goals are to reduce homelessness, suicide, under-employment, and dramatically increase ease of access to resources and services for vets and their family members.

*VPAN Serves:*

• All Veterans and MilFam members of every age county-wide
• No specific criteria for time-in-service, service era or
discharge status
• Regardless of VA disability rating
• No specific or exclusionary criteria for level of need/care
• No income level requirements

*VPAN Offers:*

VPAN is staffed by veterans and military family members who provide peer support and linkage to services to their fellow veterans and their family members. In addition to connecting callers with housing, health care, financial, legal and employment advice & assistance, clinical professionals are also available to assist those struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues.


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VPAN in Action: A Successful Mission

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Last month, a 26 year-old Army veteran experiencing financial distress and severe anxiety contacted VPAN Peer Remi Lafayette (USS Iowa). With his first-born child on the way, the veteran was having difficulty navigating the VA system and was in danger of losing his home. Remi helped to gather vital records and assisted the vet through the process, which ultimately resulted in a direct deposit of $20,000 in backpay. Remi stated, “He should’ve been at 100% years ago.” In addition to the financial award, peers assisted with a plan to reduce anxiety. A referral to Jennifer Delatte with the U.S. Vets Career Development Initiative led to interview prep, resulting in a full time job in security for which he has already been promoted!


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LACDMH Veteran Support Line:

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For mental health support and resources for veterans and military family members, available 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, including holidays.

This support line is staffed by LA County staff and volunteers who are veterans or military family members, and student interns who have received training in empathetic listening and crisis support.


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VPAN Locations:

 

*Sup District*



*     Agency*



* Location*

1      JVS SoCal

 1180 Durfee Avenue                     South El Monte, CA 91733

2      VOALA

 700 N. Bullis Road                         Compton, CA 90021

3      Goodwill SoCal

 10324 Balboa Boulevard               Granada Hills, CA 91344

4      Battleship USS Iowa

 250 S. Harbor Boulevard               Los Angeles, CA 90731

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     JVS SoCal



 237 E. Columbia Way                   Lancaster, CA 93535 



 VPAN Headquarters  [ https://dmh.lacounty.gov/veterans/ ]Bob Hope Patriotic Hall  [ https://dmh.lacounty.gov/veterans/ ]



 1816 S. Figueroa Street               Los Angeles, CA 90015 



 

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Upcoming Events:

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Please join the LA County _Veterans Advisory Commission_ [ https://mva.lacounty.gov/veterans-advisory-commission/ ] on the second Wednesday of every month at 1:30 pm. For more info, contact Stephanie Guerrero at _SGuerrero@mva.lacounty.gov_ <SGuerrero@mva.lacounty.gov>.

Please join the LA County Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) on the first Wednesday of every month at 10 am. For more .info please visit:  _https://losangelesveteranscollaborative.com/_ [ https://losangelesveteranscollaborative.com/ ]


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The Veteran Peer Access Network - Los Angeles Department of Mental Health [ https://dmh.lacounty.gov/veterans/ ]







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  • [登録者]County of Los Angeles
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  • 登録日 : 2021/06/09
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