Next LA Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) Online Meeting July 14, 2021

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST(America/Los_Angeles)

The Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative is a structured network of public, private, and government agencies working together to reduce suffering and improve the lives of veterans, service members, and military families in LA County. This is achieved through strategically improving and coordinating their access to services, reducing barriers to care, and influencing policy.    

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LA Veterans Collaborative Next Meeting June 9, 2021

Online Event: June 9, 2021, 0900 – 1200PM

The month of June holds much significance for so many diverse members of our veteran community. Together we can recognize Pride Month where LGBT+ members of our LA community can go and be open about their sexual orientation without fear of arrest. We can acknowledge PTSD Awareness Month and let our veteran community know that treatments are available for them and can lead to a better quality of life.  We also honor Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Daywhere we commemorate the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. Join us in our discussion of Equity and Inclusion and be part of the change we want to see in our community. What affects one of us, affects all of us. 

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News from LAVC Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative

May is:National Military Appreciation Month,  Mental Health Awareness Month , andd Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The new backbone organization for the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative is Southern California Grantmakers. We are grateful to the wonderful team at USC’s Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families (CIR) who have hosted the LAVC for over 10 years! Their contribution to our veteran community has been monumental in its effort for collective impact. We are grateful to the wonderful team at USC’s Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families (CIR) who have hosted the LAVC for over 10 years! Their contribution to our veteran community has been monumental in its effort for collective impact.

The Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) is a structured network of public, private, and government agencies from across multiple sectors working together to improve the lives of veterans, service members, and military families in Los Angeles County. Our mission is achieved by strategically coordinating and improving veteran access to services, reducing barriers to care, and influencing policy to improve the lives of veterans and their families. 

May is National Military Appreciation Month And Mental Health Awareness Month!


The Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) is a structured network of public, private, and government agencies from across multiple sectors working together to improve the lives of veterans, service members, and military families in Los Angeles County. We meet on the SECOND Wednesday of every month. We look forward to collaborating with you!

The next Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative virtual meeting will be May 12, 2021. Click here to register . . . .

The Art Of Developing A Brilliant Brand – Feb 17, 2021 Webinar, Hosted By SCORE Los Angeles

Your brand influences your potential customers the moment they see it. A brand image that displays little or inaccurate information makes the wrong first impression. The intention of creating a brilliant brand is to actively position yourself to attract the interest of your ideal customer. The magic begins when you’ve aligned your brand image to your brand essence and then consistently share it in your message and stories. Learn how to develop a strategy for your brand that is genuine to who you are and draws your audience right to you. This webinar will cover :

  • The importance of a well-defined brand
  • The essence of your brand is the foundation for all your marketing
  • Developing a brand narrative that speaks to your customer
  • How to position your brand to a target audience

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LA Veterans Collaborative Zoom Meeting Aug. 12, 2020

Don’t forget to register for the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) meeting on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. This meeting will take place on Zoom – from 9am to 12pm.

 
This month we will hear from Dr. Carl Castro, Director of the USC Military and Veterans Programs (MVP).  He will discuss the future of the LAVC and the ongoing collective effort in securing its longevity.  Also, Jim Zenner, Mental Health Clinical Program Manager, with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, will provide an update on the Veteran Peer Access Network (VPAN). Kelly Armaly, Consultant, with the Southern California Grantmakers (SCG), will share SCG/ VPAN Request for Proposal (RFP) opportunities at the local level.  Tony Madril, LCSW, will share information about an ongoing pilot study examining the benefits of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapyin the treatment of PTSD. 
The Legal and Re-Entry workgroup will host Rigo Reyes from the Los Angeles County Consumer & Business Affairs Department. His presentation will start at 11 am immediately following the collective meeting. 

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When Women Vote: A Zócalo/Natural History Museum of LA Online Event – Aug 20, 2020 6pm

One hundred years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, Zócalo and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County present When Women Vote, a three-event series that begins with “How Have Women’s Protests Changed History?” 

There are few forces of nature more formidable than a group of women fed up with the status quo. From the French Revolution—which was sparked in part by a 7,000-woman march from Paris to Versailles—to Black Lives Matter—which was founded by three women—some of the most important protest movements in global history have been women-led. In addition to organizing many of summer 2020’s continuing marches, over the past century women have taken to the streets to rally for voting and equal rights, to condemn sexual and gun violence, and to stand against the sitting president. But protest has taken other forms too, including the #MeToo movement, anti-colonial mobilizations from Ethiopia to Southeast Asia, women taking the wheel in Saudi Arabia to demand the right to drive, and boycotts and strikes like the Women’s Political Council Montgomery bus boycott. How have women risen up collectively to create change—and influenced broader movements in the process? What has made women particularly effective protesters, and what ideas have women come up with that have changed the art of protest? A panel of scholars and activists visits Zócalo and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County to discuss the power of women saying “no” throughout history.

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News from LA Veterans Collaborative

 Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) sends a thank you to those who joined the meeting this month! They look forward to hosting you at the next collaborative meeting on July 8, 2020.  


Dr. Frank Alvarez M.D., MPH, discussed Los Angeles County’s Roadmap to Reopening during COVID-19 pandemic. Here is some aadditional materials related to the presentation on COVID-19 and the Los Angeles County guidelines to reopening below:    
Roadmap to Reopening
Roadmap to Recovery Infographic
Protocols for Retail Establishments

Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative

Please join us for the next LAVC meeting on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. This meeting will be hosted on Zoom!
This month, Dr. Carl Castro, the Director of the USC Military and Veterans Programs (MVP), will talk about his recent article examining the impact of COVID-19 on the Veteran Community. The full article is included below:Impact of COVID-19 on mental health care for Veterans: Improvise, adapt and overcome 

To learn more about the LAVC and community resources please visit our LAVC website.