Los Angelas Veterans Collaborative: Monthly Online Meeting

Join the next Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative on Oct 13th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative meets on the Second Wednesday of every month! We hope to see you there!

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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CARES Act Unemployment Benefits Expire Sept 4, 2021 – What you need to know

September 4, 2021, federal unemployment insurance (UI) benefit programs created under the CARES Act will expire in California and across the states.

Three million+ California workers impacted by expiration of these critical federal programs were notified by the Employment Development Department (EDD). In an effort to support these Californians, EDD is partnering with Covered California, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Department of Social Services to promote other vital state-run benefit programs and that can help Californians in need. These include low-cost health care, rent relief and utility aid, and access to food assistance, which have been significantly expanded by the American Rescue Plan and California Comeback Plan

For example, these workers are entitled to over $234 per person per month for food via CalFresh (GetCalFresh.org). They are also eligible for 100 percent rent and utilities via Housing is Key (HousingIsKey.com), as well as free or low-cost coverage for as low as $1 per month for workers who received unemployment benefits through Covered California and Medi-Cal (coveredca.com). EDD recently posted links to these benefits to the on-line accounts of UI recipients, including to GetCalFresh.org, which boosted CalFresh (i.e., SNAP) applications by 108,000 people this summer.

EDD Fact Sheet

Register for Upcoming Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative August 11, 2021 Meeting

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Next meeting will be online August 11, 2021 from 9:00am to 12:00pm pdt

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.

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. 

Be sure to RSVP by clicking this registration link

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. 

Register Here