Glendale-Burbank-La Cañada Flintridge’s Verdugo Job Center Recruiting for Many Jobs Now

Due to recent circumstances surrounding COVID-19 the Verdugo Job Center (VJC) is providing virtual services and meetings by appointments only. VJC is closed to walk-in clients. You can still meet with a counselor by making an appointment.

Jobs are available with Teledyne Reynolds, Centerlyne, Calif. Department of State Hospitals, ROSS, PASC, Walgreen’s, Instacart, Warner Brothers, Smart and Final, Catholic Charities, FedEx Ground, ACE Hardware, Lowe’s and at many more employers – contact the VJC for information and to arrange applications today.

Please contact VJC at 818-937-8000 for more information about jobs and career services now.

Veteran Peer Access Network -VPAN

VPAN is a community-driven peer outreach program that aims to alleviate
The Veteran Peer Access Network (VPAN) is a community-driven, peer-to-peer outreach program that helps veterans quickly access earned benefits and services. The Network deploys 80 trained Veteran and Military Family Peers throughout LA County, easing service members’ transition to civilian life by reducing or eliminating bureaucratic obstacles to care. VPAN offers advocacy and education, access to critical resources as well as limited mental health care treatment. The Network also hires qualified veterans, empowering those who have served our country.

Veteran Peer Access Network (VPAN)
Information and Referral Line
(213) 763-0300
veterans@dmh.lacounty.gov

Update From Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Re Cover-19

I want to share a few updates on our actions to protect our city in the midst of this crisis. Please share all of this information with your family and friends. 

Across Los Angeles, we just finished up our second weekend staying safer at home. By keeping our distance and changing up our normal routines, millions of us made the choice to do right by our neighbors, our seniors, our loved ones, and our own health. Believe me when I tell you: that decision will save lives.

From the very start of the COVID-19 crisis, we have poured everything we have into our response. Keeping vital services up and running. Strengthening our health care system. Supporting the Angelenos hardest hit by the economic blow from this emergency.

You can continue to find updates and resources at Coronavirus.LACity.org, and make sure you’re signed up for notifications from the City at NotifyLA.org.

click here to go to the full message from Mayor Garcetti.

Resources for Covid-19 Life/Work Changes

COVID-19 response is bringing a lot of changes to our lives, including stress and anxiety. We’ve put together these resources to help you cope during this challenging time.

National resources

·Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website

·Resources For Living COVID-19 resources

·Resources For Living caregiver resources

Managing anxiety and stress

· Managing COVID-19 anxiety and stress webinar  | Transcript | Transcripción en Español

·Ways to keep CALM webinar | Transcript | Transcripción en Español

·Ways to stay CALM infographic

For parents and children

·Helping children cope with COVID-19  | Transcript | Transcripción en Español

·You can be a Health Hero! (video for children ages 5-10) | Transcript | Transcripción en Español

Spending time at home

·         Things to do while staying at home infographic 

Remote work

Essential Worker with Childcare Needs?

 WeeCare, a nation-wide resource for employees with childcare needs.  WeeCare specializes in childcare placement for employers with essential workers and first responders.  Its directory has access to childcare facilities across the nation.  They can be reached as follows: https://weecare.co/daycare-near-me or call (323) 421-7479 to reach a WeeCare representative directly. Attached is a sheet with more information.

Click here to download information sheet

February 12, 2020 Next Meeting of the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative

Attend the next Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) meeting on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.  The collective meeting will begin at 10 am, and it will take place at the Bob Hope Patriotic Hall.  We have partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH)to host this month’s meeting.  
This month we will host a panel presentation highlighting the discussions of the 2020 Military Research Summit led by Dr. Carl Castro the Director of theUSC Military and Veterans Programs. The topic this year is Moral Injury.  We will examine, theory, measurement, and applications/implications.  
We will also have a special presentation by Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, the Executive Director of the White House Task Force set to create the President’s Road-map to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS).   

Link to register for the February meeting.    
If you are interested in attending the Women Veterans or the Access & Engagement working groups, please arrive at 9 am.

The Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative (LAVC) Meets Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month – Next Meeting Feb 12, 2020

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. 

Our Women Veterans Working Group consists of community outreach professionals, social workers, and policy advocates from veteran service organizations, public agencies, and community groups across Los Angeles County. This working group strives to develop strategies to ensure that the needs of female veterans are understood and met within the community.

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.   

LAVC meet every second Wednesday of the month.