USC School of Social Work’s Military Center to Unveil Results of Los Angeles County Veterans Study Tuesday

September 26, 2014

Survey Provides Comprehensive Study of Large Urban-Area Military Population within U.S.

Contact: Claudia Bustamante at cbustama@usc.edu or 213-821-3654 or Eddie North-Hager at edwardnh@usc.edu or 213-740-9335.

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WHAT: The USC School of Social Work Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families will release the results of the Los Angeles County Veterans Study, believed to be the first comprehensive needs assessment survey of a large urban military population within the U.S.  Beginning in fall 2013, the Center polled active service members, veterans, spouses and partners in Los Angeles County 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.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

WHERE: USC University Park Campus, Davidson Conference Center, Figueroa Room, 3415 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles

WHO:

• Peter Gravett, California State Secretary of Veterans Affairs

• Col. James Isenhower, III, Director of Warrior and Family Support, Office of the Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

• Anthony Hassan, Director and Clinical Professor, USC School of Social Work

• Carl Castro, Director of Research and Assistant Professor, USC School of Social Work

PARKING: Contact Claudia Bustamante at cbustama@usc.edu or 213-821-3654.