Results of Bay Area veterans study released in San Francisco on TUESDAY

May 8, 2017

USC military center unveils first comprehensive study of San Francisco and surrounding Bay Area

CONTACT: Claudia Bustamante at 213-800-1829 or cbustama@usc.edu or Eddie North-Hager at 213-740-9335 or edwardnh@usc.edu

WHEN: 1:30 pm, Tuesday, May 9.

WHERE: Presidio Officer’s Club, 50 Moraga Ave. San Francisco, CA 94129

WHAT: The University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families (USC CIR) will release the results of the San Francisco Veterans Study, the first comprehensive needs assessment in the area.

Beginning in summer 2016, USC CIR polled 722 veterans in the Bay Area regarding their most pressing needs and challenges, especially as they transition from active duty back to their homes and communities.

The study assessed veterans’ needs in a number of critical areas, including housing, employment, financial stability, and health care.

The San Francisco study is the third USC study conducted in California. The results from the initial 2014 study have guided veteran programs and policies in Los Angeles County, home to the largest number of veterans nationwide.

WHO: Speakers include:
Carl Castro, associate professor and director, USC CIR
• Sara Kintzle, research assistant professor, USC CIR
• Jerry Quinn, military & veteran program manager, Wells Fargo
• Gerard Chocroun, director of veterans programs, Presidio Trust