Location(s): East Los Angeles
The program leverages the distinct talents and perspectives of Veterans to facilitate direct access and service to those who experience problems adjusting to life after military service. Through intense outreach and comprehensive community engagement, Battle Buddy teams reach individuals and gently walk with them through the processes necessary to acquire transportation, food, benefits assessment, legal assistance, mental health care, housing, and more. Armed with a continuum of immediate services available through VOALA programs as well as a plethora of partnering community and government providers, Battle Buddies are able to facilitate access to resources for heroes in need. Partnerships with AmeriCorps and UniHealth.