The department of Military & Veterans Affairs supports many veteran centric programs designed to assist a wide variety of veterans such as:
Women’s Veteran Program
With Los Angeles County as home to one of the largest concentrations of female veterans at over 30,000, the County of Los Angeles Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (MVA) developed the Women’s Veteran Program. Numerous studies have determined that women veterans often do not self-identify as veterans, are not connected to or take advantage of their benefits, and are the fastest-growing community moving into homelessness. This program connects women veterans not only to resources and benefits but they are also connected to each other.
Outside the wire
Outside the Wire is a program created by U.S.VETS to provide preventative and early mental health treatment to veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and their families.
OTW offers free, confidential, evidence-based individual and group therapy. Our clinical team is specially trained in military life, culture, and unique issues that veterans and their families face while transitioning to civilian life.
Peer Navigator Program
Los Angeles County Department of Military & Veterans Affairs provides the Department of Mental Health Veteran Peer Access (VPAN) Network team with full-time accredited Veteran Service Officers to assist with compensation and benefits claims at all five VPAN Rally Point locations throughout the County.
Military Leave Compliance Program
The Los Angeles County Department of Military & Veterans Affairs works to ensure legal compliance, and that County employees reservists are provided access to military leave-related benefits and protections governed by Federal and State laws, and LA County regulations. Under California Military and Veterans Code 395.01, all public employers in California must provide reservists who have completed at least one year of service with paid military leave when they are called to active duty. For more information, read the Reservist Quick Guide.