Veteran Services from 211

Here is a link to the services that phone number 211 provides in LA County for Veterans,  https://www.211la.org/lacommunityveteransportal/veterans-military-services/female-veterans/

Services Include:

Women Veterans Call Center, Jobs for Female Veterans, Financial Health, Shelters for Women, Child Care, Transportation Assistance

 

Reboot Event Octorber 19 – Attend with our Meetup Group Members!

Monday, October 19, 2015, 9:00 AM

National University
5245 Pacific Concourse Dr #100, 90045, los angeles, CA

National Veteran Transition Services, also known as REBOOT, has launched the women veterans initiative. It is the only program of its kind that provides the tools needed for a successful transition back to civilian life. Our Meetup Group will be attending, so join them by joining Meetup.com and adding your name to their list of attendees: Link to our Meetup Group for this event.

Career Fair at Cal State LA, Oct 30, 2015

California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Dr. , Los Angeles,

Located in the GOLDEN EAGLE BALLROOM in the Golden Eagle Building

>Dress to Impress

> Govt Agencies/Federal Contractors will be present!
>Internet Access will be available

RSVP: GONZALO CENTENO 323-343-3140 (within 2 weeks of event)

Honor a Hero – Hire a Vet Job & Resource Fair October 22 – Woodland Hills, CA

9th Annual “Honor a Hero – Hire a Vet” Job & Resource Fair
October 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 11am to 3pm
Where: Warner Center Marriott, 21850 Oxnard Street, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
call for more information: 818-379-7000
Click here for more information

VJC Women Veterans Advisory Board Joins the Veterans Coalition of Glendale

Next Meeting October 15, then every third Thursday.

In order to make our Advisory Committee more efficient, productive and connected, we are joining the Veterans Coalition of Glendale. Our meetings will take place in conjunction with the Coalition every third Thursday of the month at Glendale City Hall.

On October 15th during our next coalition meeting, we will have Nathan Graeser, Community Liaison for USC’s Center for Innovation and Research for Veterans and Military families and who runs the monthly L.A. Veterans Collaborative, to share his work and vision regarding community. He will also share his desire to learn more about our coalition to incorporate into USC CIR’s research.

We will also have updates on Veterans Village and about planned events for November 11, 2015 – Veterans Day.

Operation Do Ask Do Tell Invite

Monday, September 21, 2015 9:00am – 3:00pm Bob Hope Partiotic Hall at 1816 FigJoin American Veterans for Equal Rights & The County of Los Angeles in celebrating the accomplishments of LGBT Veterans here in LA County. On Monday, Sept 21 we will be partnering with SoCalGas, Supervisor Hilda Solis, Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, Assemblymember Richard Bloom, Mayor Eric Garcetti, the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, the California Dept. of Veterans Affairs and many other local officials and service providers to honor the sacrifices and accomplishments of the brave LGBTQ/A Veterans and Service Members. This will be the first ever LGBT Veteran Event at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall.

Operation: Do Ask, Do Tell serves as an annual gathering of the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs (Benefits, Cemetery, and Healthcare), California Dept. of Veterans Affairs, County of Los Angeles, American Veterans for Equal Rights (only Federally recognized National LGBT Veteran Service Organization), Local Service Providers & Employers to discuss the needs and services provided to LGBT Veterans in and around Los Angeles County. The event is designed to honor the memory of the old DADT law & those negatively affected during its tenure, while bringing the much needed resources to one location, for them to take advantage of in a safe and accepting environment.
AVER-Greater Los Angeles
www.aver-gla.org

In the News: President Barack Obama speaks to a veterans’ convention

President Obama highlighted a federal rule he’s finalizing on predatory lending and the military to make the case to the VFW that he’s working to make things better for America’s military families. The predatory lending rule, which the Obama administration publicly proposed last year, expands the categories of payday and short-term loans subject to added protections under the Military Lending Act. The White House said in the past, lenders have exploited loopholes in the regulations and targeted military members with exorbitant interest rates. The revised version will cover larger or longer-term payday loans, plus title loans, installment loans and credit cards, subjecting them to an interest rate cap of 36 percent and other protections (although the 36% is certainly still very high compared to the upper limit of around 8% through the 1980s)

Obama started off the week Monday signing a bill to allow all veterans to receive official IDs from Veterans Affairs even if they don’t meet certain criteria for VA services. Obama is also speaking about serious and persistent problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. That agency has been under intense scrutiny for more than a year over waitlists and other shortcomings in the VA health system. Last week, the VA said it can’t count how many veterans died while waiting to sign up for health care, and may have to close some hospitals if Congress does not address a $2.5 billion shortfall.

The military community has also been on edge over the killing of four Marines and a sailor last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Obama has pledged a prompt and thorough investigation into an attack that authorities have blamed on a 24-year-old Kuwait-born man. On Monday, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said she authorized a review of security at National Guard installations and recruitment centers, and U.S. military officials have said security at recruitment centers should be reviewed.

Veterans Career Summit – July 14, 2015

Empowering our service members, veterans and military families with opportunities to lead, and thrive in our communities – July 14, 2015 8:00am to 5:00pm; location is the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall 1816 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015. Sponsored by Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti.

A Veterans Career Summit will be held on July 14, 2015 to celebrate the one year anniversary of the launch of “10,000 Strong.” The summit will aim to connect 1,000 veterans with career and business resources. This one day event will help job seekers and veteran entrepreneurs network with career and business experts, connect job seekers with on-site hiring managers, and provide valuable tools for veteran entrepreneurs to access capital, develop business proposals, and compete for government contracts. Here is a link to Summit WEB site