LOS ANGELES (KABC) — They’ve sacrificed so much for our country, yet so many veterans face challenges like unemployment and homelessness. To help combat that, the Greater Los Angeles Veteran’s Administration held an event, which for many, is the first step in turning their lives around.
Heidi Marston is with the VA Greater Los Angeles and explains what “Stand Down” is all about.
“Our goal is to bring services to one place, so our veterans who are experiencing homelessness have a place to get everything from food, clothing and medical services and housing.”
Organizers say with the homeless population among the veteran community numbering in the thousands, the services offered here will hopefully get a few hundred more off the streets.