LA COUNTY | Serving Those Who Served Our Country – Help For Veterans

Resources available for our veterans

ILLUSTRATION: Eric Fabbro | SouthPasadenan.com News | 75th Anniversary of the end of World War II

MEDIA RELEASE:

Los Angeles County is home to the highest concentration of military veterans in the nation and we are honored to serve those who served our country.

The Department of Military and Veteran Affairs continues to provide resources to veterans and families remotely during this time. Veteran Service Officers can be contacted directly via phone at (877) 4LA-VETS, (213)765-9680 or (213) 765-9681 or via e-mail at outreach@mva.lacounty.gov.

Through the Department of Mental Health, veterans can access the Veteran Peer Access Network, the first-ever community-driven support network serving veterans and their families in the U.S. Led by veterans for veterans, VPAN helps those in need navigate often complicated systems.

Also available through the Department of Mental Health is the Veteran and Military Support Line, which provides support and resources for veterans, military members and their families. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., those in need can call (800) 854-7771, ext. 3 for support.

And finally through the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs, disabled veteran business owners can learn how to join the Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Preference Program, which is designed to enhance purchasing and contracting opportunities for businesses owned by disabled veterans.

Unsung Heroes

This year Veteran’s Day marked a special milestone: the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. In remembrance of the more than 16 million Americans that served in the armed forces at that time, the Los Angeles County Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is proud to present Unsung Heroes from the Greatest Generation, a documentary film featuring narratives from and about veterans who did whatever it took to promote freedom for all.

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