New Directions for Veterans

 

Some Facts About Vets:

 

  • 20% of service members suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Unemployment rates for young veterans is higher than for non-veterans of the same age
  • More than 4,800 veterans are homeless in LA County alone
  • According to the Pentagon, the suicide rate among veterans has surpassed the number of troops dying in battle

Some Facts About New Directions for Veterans (NDVets):

 

  • NDVets opened its doors in 1992
  • They started from one rented house that initially served a handful of homeless Vietnam vets
  • Today, the agency partners with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and many other public and private funders
  • More than 1,200 homeless and at-risk veterans are provided with housing and support services through NDVets

 

 

New Directions for Veterans 8th Annual 5K Run/Walk 2018