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CalVet Signs MOUs with Homeless Veteran Service Providers

Los Angeles – California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) Acting Secretary Rocky J. Chavez will sign Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with local Southern California homeless veteran service providers giving “graduates” from their programs priority for consideration of admittance to the Veterans Homes of California.  More than a dozen representatives from local non-profits and government agencies will attend an open house where CalVet staff will provide them with an inside view of the services offered at the State veterans homes and discuss housing collaboration opportunities among the area's homeless veteran service providers and CalVet.

EVENT:   CalVet will be hosting local organization leaders and government representatives for the signing of MOUs.  These leaders will be given an in depth look at CalVet's West Los Angeles Veterans Home.

DATE:   Thursday March 17, 2011

TIME:    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

PLACE: Veterans Home of California – West Los Angeles
11500 Nimitz Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90049-4704

WHO:    CalVet Acting Secretary Rocky Chavez and West Los Angeles Veterans Home Administrator Lou Koff, representatives from local homeless veterans service providers.

BACKGROUND:  Acting Secretary Chavez has traveled the state touring over a dozen homeless veterans programs. As a result, CalVet has found that there is an immediate need for housing collaboration in our homeless veterans community. This open house will provide information about CalVet's veterans homes across the state. Acting Secretary Chavez will be on hand to sign an agreement with homeless veterans service providers that will provide “graduates” from homeless community programs expedited access to the State's veterans homes.

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