Military Crisis Line

Suicide Prevention Hotline, Chat & Text – Veterans Crisis Line

Welcome to the Military Crisis Line Home; Military Crisis Line Serving those who serve our country. The Military Crisis Line, text- messaging service, and online chat provide free VA support for all Service members, including members of the National Guard and Reserve, and all Veterans, even if they are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

Click here for more information Online at: www.veteranscrisisline.net

Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative’s Next Virtual Meeting – April 14, 2021, 9am to noon

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. We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every Month. 

April we take the time to recognize Month of the Military Child. Find out new updates regarding the VPAN, learn about our Military and Families Working Group drive thru event on April 24, and welcome back to Nate Graeser, Director of Veteran Initiatives at Southern California Grantmakers.

Register here

California Relief Grant – Webinar (FREE)

The NEW Women’s Business Center presents: New funding round details were recently announced for the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. These efforts provide urgent relief for the small businesses of California, with four new rounds to address ongoing need depending on your qualifications. Funds will be awarded in amounts up to $25,000 to underserved micro- and small businesses throughout the state. Nonprofits would also be eligible for these grants.

Date: 3/16/21
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (PDT) 
Registration Deadline: 3/16/21 12:00 PM (PDT)
Fee: No Fee 

Point of Contact: emailInfo

Program Format: Online Meeting (Live)
Training Topics: COVID-19 Financing Capital

The Grant Program: – Eligibility Requirements, What the funding can be used for, the application, required documents.

Register here:

Starting a Business: What You Need to Know – Webinar Feb 19, 2021 – From SCORE LA

If you are thinking about starting a new business or have recently started one, this is a valuable workshop for you. Starting a Business: What You Need to Know cuts through the confusion and chaos of what you need to do and think about to start a business. 

In just 2 hours, you will gain a clear understanding of all the legal requirements for a start-up business, as well as actions that are simply smart to do. Some of the key topics covered include naming your business, licenses and taxes, insurance, financing sources, elements of a business plan, and marketing considerations.  You’ll also hear how SCORE can help you succeed in your new venture. Reserve your ($10.00) seat here

And check out SCORE Los Angeles for many more learning and support opportunities.

Join the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC)

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. 

Administered by USC Military and Veterans Programs, the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative comprises community stakeholders and representatives from more than 300 organizations coordinating services and addressing the needs of veterans and military families in the Los Angeles area.   Click here to go to website and join . . .

We meet every second Wednesday of the month.   

February 2021 Calendar for Women’s Business Center Workshops

The NEW Women’s Business Center is an Small Business Administration SBA program whose mission is to enable and empower women entrepreneurs through advocacy, outreach, education and support.

Click here to see February Calendar including workshops on small business loans and building an online store . . .

How can we make ourselves stand out from our competitors?

By:   GrowthWheel International Inc. and David Madié

When you start a business, it is often because you want to do something that has not been done in quite the same way before. Perhaps you hope to develop a product or a service that has not been seen before, or maybe design a brand with a new expression and distinct values. Perhaps you are even aiming to be unique. In reality, very few ideas and products are actually unique. More often, new products and services solve the same problems or fulfill the same needs as others, but in a slightly different way or with a twist.

The good news is that an idea does not have to be unique or completely new to be a good business idea. It is enough for a startup to be distinctive or just be better than the competition at what it does. So how do you accomplish that?  Click here for link to full story

LA Covid-19 Community Connectory

Due to COVID-19, employers and workers in our region are facing challenges of epic proportions.

During these unprecedented times, the LAEDC has established this LA Covid-19 Community Connectory which seeks to provide crucial resources for vulnerable residents, small businesses, and nonprofits. The Community Connectory:

  • Engages LAEDC’s award-winning staff of business assistance and layoff avoidance professionals to directly help employers overcome challenges, retain staff and position for economic recovery.
  • Spotlights a growing array of financial resources that directly support individuals, as well as programs to help businesses and community-based organizations.
  • Provides frequent analysis and economic outlooks from LAEDC’s Institute for Applied Economics to help all people in our region plan for economic recovery.

All the services of LA Community Connectory are provided at no charge, in keeping with LAEDC’s public-benefit mission, and true to our history of helping save over 240,000 direct jobs in LA County over the past 20 years.

Click here to go to site for more information and to register for services