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Rep. Napolitano Visits Transitional Housing Center for Women Veterans

June 5, 2014
Press Release

(West Covina, CA) Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) visited the “Almost Home” house in West Covina to see how the facility is providing safe transitional housing for women veterans.

“Don’t forget, women serve, too!” Napolitano said. “These dedicated folks have taken their motto seriously in opening the “Almost Home” house for women veterans and their children. In many households women are the primary caregivers, so we especially thank those who are reaching out and supporting them. Our San Gabriel Valley is privileged to have multiple veterans housing facilities, but it is unacceptable for there to be even one homeless vet. We must all do better as a community to ensure our heroes and their families receive the essential benefits they deserve.”

The “Almost Home” house was recently leased by the Student Soldiers Justice and Memorial Foundation, also known as the Hook Up Resource Center, with an initial goal of hosting six female veterans and their children. The Hook Up Center, located in Montebello, offers classes on Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) to teach veterans and their families to recognize the warning signs and symptoms so they can seek help. It is also a place where veterans go to study, relax, and interact with fellow veterans. The center is equipped with computers and offers tutoring, employment search assistance, and resume-building workshops.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Press 1 to connect with the Veterans Hotline.
 

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