VA Los Angeles hosts Veteran Stand Down Event - VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
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VA Los Angeles hosts Veteran Stand Down Event

October 8, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Press Release header. Office of Public Affairs Media Relations (310) 268-3340 VHAGLAPublicAffairs@va.gov

VA Los Angeles hosts Veteran Stand Down Event

LOS ANGELES – VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is honored to host its 5th Annual Veteran Stand-down event on Friday, Oct. 25 at Building 257, Veterans Welcome Center.

"The event presents a safe time and safe place where homeless Veterans can remove themselves from the struggle of the streets to receive much needed services," said Matthew McGahran, acting director, Community Engagement and Reintegration Services. "No one entity or program can end homelessness. Events like the VA stand downs provides an opportunity for the community to come together to support Veterans with critical needs."

The Stand Down event is one way the VAGLAHS hopes to connect Veterans experiencing homelessness to a permanent housing program, immediate interim housing, supportive services to improve their health, access to income, and overall well-being.

For more information on the event, the Welcome Center, or VAGLAHS, please contact the Public Affairs Office at VHAGLAPublicAffairs@va.gov or call (310) 268-3340.

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ABOUT VAGLAHS: VAGLAHS is one component of the VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN22) offering services to Veterans residing in Southern California. VAGLAHS consists of three ambulatory care centers, a tertiary care facility and 10 community-based outpatient clinics. VAGLAHS serves Veterans residing throughout five counties: Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. There are about 1.4 million Veterans in the VAGLAHS service area. For more information, call (310) 478-3711 or visit us at www.losangeles.va.gov. Veterans in need can call the VA hotline toll-free at 877-4-AID-VET.