Feinstein Bill Would Help West LA VA Campus House More Homeless Vets

Press Release: Office of United States Senator Dianne Feinstein Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today introduced the West Los Angeles VA Campus Improvement Act, a bill that would allow the West Los Angeles VA Campus to use proceeds from property leasing to build additional housing for homeless veterans. Under current Veterans Administration regulations, the West LA VA […]

McCarthy, Levin Introduce Bill to Provide Assistance to Homeless Veterans

Press Release Representatives Kevin McCarthy and Mike Levin (CA-49) introduced the Reducing Veteran Homelessness Act of 2020 to ensure that our nation’s homeless veterans receive HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program vouchers and supportive services that they deserve. “For generations, our veterans have sacrificed immensely to guarantee the safety of the United States at home and […]

CAVSA Issues 2019 Annual Report on State of the California Veteran Community

Sacramento, CA, August 6, 2020 – The California Association of Veteran Service Agencies (CAVSA) has issued its annual report outlining the challenges facing the California veteran community and ongoing priorities. “We are grateful for the opportunity to deliver this 2019 State of the Veteran Community Report to our statewide community,” said Stephen Peck, CAVSA Board […]

VA encourages Veterans to make their mental health a priority

This Mental Health Month, learn more about VA’s mental health resources and hear Veterans’ stories of recovery By: VA OMHSP Staff Contributor In recent weeks, you’ve probably put many aspects of your daily life on hold. But have you taken time for yourself? This Mental Health Month, pause to focus on your well-being. It’s always the […]

Thank You to All Service Members! Today Marks the beginning of Military Appreciation Month

By: U.S. Vets All of us at U.S.VETS want to send our sincere thanks to the servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for this country. Help us serve the veterans that need us most, including those impacted by COVID-19, by supporting U.S.VETS. Together we can ensure that homeless and at-risk veterans have a […]

CBS Sacramento: Hoarding Hits Local Veterans Struggling For Supplies

By: Marlee Ginter As people continue stockpiling, facilities that help veterans in need are scrambling for the basics. Jared Dannenberger, an Iraq War veteran, signed up to serve and protect. Now veterans like him at the Sacramento Veterans Resource Center of America need their own protection in the fight to curb the spread of COVID-19. […]

NY Times: The Lasting Effects of “Bad Paper” Discharges on Military Veterans

The Lasting Effects of “Bad Paper” Discharges on Military Veterans   This is a letter to readers from Lauren Katzenberg, the editor of The New York Times’s At War channel. On Sept. 11, At War hosted an event in Los Angeles to discuss the lasting effects of bad-paper discharges, or forced separations for service members […]

CAVSA Names California State Assemblymember Irwin 2019 Legislator of the Year

August 14, 2019 SACRAMENTO, CA –The California Association of Veteran Service Agencies (CAVSA) announced California State Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin as the 2019 CAVSA Legislator of the Year in recognition of her invaluable contributions to the veteran community. At a reception honoring Assemblymember Irwin, CAVSA cited the Assemblywoman’s incredible leadership as the Chair of the Assembly […]

CAVSA Hosts Inaugural Veterans Mental Health Summit

On behalf of the California Association of Veterans Service Agencies (CAVSA), I would like to extend heartfelt thanks to all those who attended and participated in the Inaugural Veterans Mental Health Summit in Sacramento on August 14th. We were thrilled to have nearly 100 attendees from across the State join us to hear updates on […]

College-aged Veterans Learn How to Lobby for Veteran Resources

    CAVSA member agency, U.S. VETS, shows veterans how to lobby for veteran resource at the California State Capitol. In the video, Dr. Miatta R. Snetter Psy.D., leads a team of 75 veterans from community colleges in Southern California throughout the California State Capitol as they advocate for veteran resources especially as it relates […]