Support the National Veterans Foundation’s efforts raise awareness and support for Veteran Suicide Prevention! Take the challenge. Support the NVF #22pushups team, donate $22 to support the campaign. Get your friends and family to sponsor my #22pushups challenge with a donation of $22. Join these people in supporting the NVF’s #22pushups Campaign for Veteran Suicide Prevention…

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At the latest count, homelessness in Los Angeles was up over 16%. According to Steve Lopez, writing in the Los Angeles Times on June 16, the state count was twice as high. Disappointing news, especially since we’ve thrown $800 million at it and LA housed over 20,000 homeless last year. There’s plenty of frustration, explanation and…

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A native Angeleno, Jackie Hill attended Cal State, Dominguez Hills for her undergrad work. She credits leaders at the university with her choice of social work. “They showed me that I had always been a social worker because of my commitment to service and the empowerment of others. I chose to work with Veterans because…

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This phrase was in common use as far back as 2007. Phil Klay, a Marine vet writing in The New York Times on April 14 this year, suggests that it might have been in use as early as 2002. It’s true that we’re still in America’s longest-running war. And whether or not America is still…

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The NVF is pleased to be collaborating with the Sol­diers Project, a non-profit that provides free counseling to Post 9/11 veterans and their loved ones. It’s a natural match. Our Lifeline for Vets callers range from requests for information to complex situations that call for therapy. It’s a great resource for our counselors to offer…

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When he found his wife in their house, she asked for his forgiveness. She’d taken 50 pills in an attempted suicide. Pure chance that he found her so soon after she’d swallowed those pills. They would have killed her if they’d had time to metabolize. Both husband and wife are Navy veterans. He called 911…

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THE NVF NEWS The Lifeline For America’s Veterans SERVING OUR VETERANS CELEBRATING 29 YEARS Memorial Day 2017 NVF Gives Away 24,000 New Lands’ End Clothes to Vets On February 3, Veterans began lining up at 8:00 AM  at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) in West Los Angeles. VA staff and volunteers set…

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Many of the women veterans I serve suffer from complex trauma. Women veterans have a higher rate of childhood abuse than their civilian counterparts. In addition, military women have approximately a 40% chance of experiencing Military Sexual Trauma (MST). A lifetime of abuse predisposes women to enter into domestic violence relationships in adulthood. Some women…

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The National Veterans Foundation is proud to present a new veteran suicide prevention short film written and directed by Scott McCullough and Produced by Windy Buhler and Edge of Reason Productions, Until We Get Home. Over 20 American war veterans commit suicide every day. In response to this horrifying statistic, award-winning director Scott McCullough and producer,…

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