Disability Resource Fair – October 26, 2017

The Work Incentives Planning and Assistance program will be hosting a Disability Resource Fair at the Verdugo Jobs Center in Glendale on October 26 to honor the National Disability Awareness Month. This resource fair at the Verdugo Jobs Center that will be focusing on providing numerous resources for the disabled population in our community and other surrounding cities. The Disability Employment Accelerator (DEA) program will also be assisting at the event.

Below is the list of all community partners who have confirmed their participation at the event:

1. Independent Living Center of Southern California
2. Employment Development Department
3. Glendale Housing Department
4. Pasadena City College
5. Employment Network MCS
6. Department of Rehabilitation
7. State Council on Development Disability
8. Protection, Advocacy (PABSS) – Disability Rights California
9. Individual Development Account – West Angeles Community Development
10. Employment Network —Goodwill Southern California
11. Social Security Administration
12. Center for Health Care Rights
13. Housing Rights Center – Los Angeles
14. Pacific Clinics Behavioral
15. Ascencia Housing Services
16. Blind Field Services
17. IRS Taxpayer Advocate Services

Click here for flyer with detailed information

New Meetup Group: Los Angeles Spouses of Veterans with PTSD

In here, you can feel free to share your own feelings and stories of living with a husband/ wife who has PTSD. Sharing and express our own feeling is really important, from here we could understand each other, we could have compathy, this could help us have less stress because now you know that someone else is experiencing the same feelings as yours, so you won’t feel lonely and scary.

I also want to make some new friends with people who has PTSD, it is a good opportunity to open yourself and share the feeling to others, that could help you feel you are not alone, instead, you could feel people still care and love you. Also, we could understand each other better through this communication that we could learn each other more.

Click here to join this meetup.

California Conservation Corps Has Job Programs for Veterans

The California Conservation Corps has a veteran program which houses and trains veterans for fire careers. They are actively recruiting for their Veteran program. Their Fire Veteran training with the USFS is scheduled for mid- April.  It is a great training and opportunity for Veterans who are interested in careers with fire agencies.

They also have a Fisheries Program that has expanded this year to more locations, Fortuna, Ukiah, San Luis Obispo and Camarillo. Please share the attached flyer with your veteran network.

CCC Recruitment Unit
California Conservation Corps
916-341-3228

web link:  www.ccc.ca.gov

CCC_Recruitment_Poster

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.

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.

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