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Located at the historic Bob Hope Patriotic Hall in downtown Los Angeles is a one-stop veteran service center that brings together people, organizations, and resources for veterans.

As the lead nonprofit agency at Patriotic Hall, U.S.VETS provides specialized services to veterans in Los Angeles, including mental health, employment and family services.

Bob Hope Patriotic Hall was built in 1925 and dedicated to the veterans of Los Angeles County. After a $45 million renovation, Patriotic Hall reopened in 2013 with a renewed focus on serving veterans.In collaboration with the LA County Department of Military & Veteran Affairs, and the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, U.S.VETS has brought together a network of service agencies to provide collaborative and coordinated services focused on the needs of veterans and their families – all under one roof.

Programs operated by U.S.VETS at Patriotic Hall include:

  • Outside the Wire, which provides preventative and early mental health treatment to veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Career Development Initiative (CDI), which connects veteran job seekers with employers and careers that utilize their unique skills, training and experience.
  • Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF), which assists low-income veteran families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless to find safe, stable and affordable transitional or permanent housing.

In addition to U.S.VETS community programs, Patriotic Hall offers an array of collaborative and coordinated services for veterans through a network of service agencies.

The Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center links veterans to VA Benefits, medical and psychological services, and VA Supported Housing.

In collaboration with the California EDD and the County Workforce Investment Board, employment assistance is available to unemployed and underemployed veterans, including job readiness training, resume assistance, financial literacy training, and a Career Center.

Legal Advocacy is available to veterans with legal issues such as child support, outstanding warrants, and denied benefits.

For more information about all services provided at Patriotic Hall, please call (213) 765-9680.

 

OTWheadsmallOutside the Wire offers free and confidential counseling to veterans and their families throughout southern California. Visit the OTW website for more information.

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Mailing Address:

1816 S. Figueroa St
4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90014

(213) 542-2625

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Closed weekends

Parking

Limited parking is available. Parking lot entrance is located on S. Figueroa St. and Flower St.

Public Transportation

For information on public transportation to Patriotic Hall please visit http://socaltransport.org/

Leadership

Robert Stohr

Executive Director

Robert K. Stohr, M.S., L.M.F.T.

Robert Stohr is the Executive Director at U.S.VETS – Patriotic Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

Mr. Stohr earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Minnesota and a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from California State University. Following a 20 year career as a psychotherapist, Mr. Stohr acted as Division Director for the Suicide Prevention Center at Didi Hirsch, where he managed the operation of The Suicide Prevention hotline, as well as supervised education, outreach, and training. In this position Mr. Stohr trained FBI and SWAT teams on crisis negotiation for suicide prevention, and met nationally at SAMHSA to discuss partnerships with local emergency departments. He has presented at national conferences on a manual that he co-authored about working with suicide attempt survivors.

Mr. Stohr joined U.S.VETS in January 2016.

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