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U.S. VETS – Inglewood is the inaugural U.S.VETS site. It opened in 1993 with only five clients. Today, the site serves 540 veterans daily.

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  • Verizon Gives $50,000 to U.S.VETS for Jobs Program

    U.S.VETS has received a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to assist the organization in helping veterans find jobs. The grant will be used at the U.S.VETS sites in Inglewood and Long Beach, California. “Verizon is very proud of its partnership with U.S. VETS,” said Mike Murray, director of Verizon’s Government & External Affairs in Southern California. “We’re working to transition veterans who have served this country into the workforce.” The Veterans in Progress Workforce Programs being funded by Verizon provide occupational skills training, job retention support and other essential employment services. “U.S.VETS is not just about helping homeless veterans,” said Stephen J. Peck, president and CEO. “We are also devoted to preventing homelessness and nothing is more important in achieving that goal than to have a good job.” The Verizon Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Verizon Corporation. Verizon is dedicated to solving critical social issues in the areas of education, healthcare and energy management, particularly in underserved communities.

  • First Annual L.A. Stand Down a Huge Success

    More than 3,000 people attended U.S.VETS Stand Down, held at the L.A.Convention Center December 20-22. The first annual Los Angeles Stand Down brought a huge array of services all under one roof – from haircuts and clothing to housing and employment help. Los Angeles has the largest population of homeless military veterans in the nation with the latest homeless count estimating more than 6,300 veterans living on the streets and in shelters. Over 3,200 people attended the three-day event that aimed to give homeless and at-risk veterans a hand up, rather than a hand out. The ultimate goal of the stand down is to help veterans get off the streets and into stable housing. “This is just the start,” said Ivan Mason, Executive Director of U.S.VETS – Los Angeles. “We are really trying to find the chronically homeless and the chronically mentally ill. We are looking, at the end of this, at how many of those individuals we can put into permanent housing.” U.S.VETS would like to thank the many organizations that helped make the Los Angeles Stand Down possible, including California Department of Veterans Affairs, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, LA City Councilman Curren Price, Bank of America, and the Weingart Center for the Homeless, among many others.

  • Happy Veterans Day from U.S.VETS – Inglewood

    U.S.VETS - Inglewood hosted its 21st annual Veterans Day Breakfast on Tuesday with a full house of more than 300 veterans and guests. Special guests included U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, former U.S. Ambassador and NFL player Sid Williams, the Mayor of Inglewood and the entire City Council of Inglewood, as well as Joseph Chicas from the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Veteran Affairs. Our clients also had the opportunity to meet and get pictures with the Los Angeles Lakers Girls. Lakers legend A.C. Green served the veterans breakfast and played some Lakers trivia with the crowd and gave away prizes, including a Kobe Bryant autographed basketball. Other speakers included a veteran graduate of the program and Garry Williams from the U.S.VETS - Inglewood Advisory Council. More than 50 volunteers from the AFL-CIO, United Way of Los Angeles and Los Angeles Lakers organization staff came out to support the event.

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Mailing Address:
733 South Hindry Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301
310.348.7600

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Ivan Mason
Executive Director (bio)

Veterans Seeking Housing
Kevin Kincey
310.744.6550
kkincey@usvetsinc.org

Veterans Seeking Employment Assistance
Bridgette Leibelt Cruz
310.744.6544
bleibelt@usvetsinc.org

Veterans Seeking Other Services
Rosa Govea
310.744.6536
rogovea@usvetsinc.org

Volunteer Opportunities
Nancy Wolf
310.744.6501
nwolf@usvetsinc.org

In-Kind or Goods Donations
Nancy Wolf
310.744.6501
nwolf@usvetsinc.org

Advisory Council

Chase Wickersham, Chairman

Michael Dolphin

Joe Leal

Musheer Rasheed

Jerry Yamamoto

Cherie Davis, Vice-Chairman

Robert Farrell

Robert Price

Jesse D. Smith

Tom Burns

Hans P. Getty

Allen Ralston

Garry Williams

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