As the newest addition to YPI, our Veterans Services programs will comprise an ever-growing dedication and commitment to providing essential services to the 325,000 veterans that reside in Los Angeles County – a higher number than any other county in the state.
Barriers that veterans face include a lack of preparation for employment upon separation from the military, a need for supportive services, as well as counseling and substance abuse support. A core problem is that many veteran organizations lack access to wraparound support services needed to address needs such as untreated mental and physical health issues or financial difficulties.
YPI serves and has an understanding of veteran needs from serving targeted clients each year in our City and County of LA WorkSource Center. At our WorkSource Center, YPI offers soft skills training, employment assessments, financial literacy classes, resume development, and career exploration tools to our veteran clients.
Training is available for targeted career pathways, including technology, medical fields, and accounting. In addition to workforce and employment development services, YPI works with a core network of partners to connect our veterans to other needed wraparound services, including housing and counseling supports.