Through vocational education and hands-on job training, we are educating our Veterans for a solid, successful, working future!!
Giving a complete helping hand to those who risked their lives for us.
HOW DO PEOPLE BECOME HOMELESS?
Top reasons people become homeless:
•31% job loss
•20% drugs or alcohol use
•15% divorce or separation,
•13% an argument with a family member who asked them to leave
•7% domestic violence.
•7% mental health
•7% physical health or medical condition.
•1% housing restrictions due to probation or parole
What could prevent homelessness?
When asked what would have prevented their homelessness, respondents reported:
•34% employment assistance
•31% rental assistance
•28% drug or alcohol counseling
•19% mental health services
*Source: Downtown Streets Team 2016
The ANNUAL Cost of Homelessness in Los Angeles ALONE:
Mental & Physical Health Services:
Cash Benefits & Food Stamps:
Dept. of Public Social Service:
Law Enforcement Interventions:
Arrests, Jail Stays & Probation Supervision:
Libraries, Parks, EMTs & Sanitation Crews:
HVA is currently in the process of acquiring abandoned properties and dilapidated buildings to convert into housing, training resources and wellness centers for our Veterans.
PLEASE DONATE OR VISIT OUR STORE AND HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR A VETERAN AND THEIR FAMILY!