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MORE THAN 3,500 VETERANS

LIVING ON THE STREETS IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY


Through Transitional and Permanent Supportive Housing, we’re working to make this number 0.

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GIVING VETERANS

JOB TRAINING AND RESOURCES YOU NEED


From vocational training and resume writing to job search assistance and interview prep.

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WE CARE ABOUT YOU

SOMETIMES THE HARDEST BATTLE IS RETURNING HOME


Our first class mental health services help veterans struggling with issues from trauma to addiction.

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WOMEN HAVE PROUDLY

SERVED OUR COUNTRY FOR OVER A CENTURY


Learn what we’re doing to serve the unique needs of women veterans.

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EVERY VETERAN DESERVES

A SAFE AND STABLE PLACE TO CALL HOME


Find out how our housing and support services can work for you and your family.

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WE ARE HONORED

TO SERVE THOSE WHO SO BRAVELY SERVED US


Building a community in which all at-risk veterans lead lives of honor, dignity, well-being, and respect.

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New Directions for Veterans Names Colonel Yvette Kelley President and Chief Executive Officer

LOS ANGELES – New Directions for Veterans (NDVets), a nonprofit organization that helps our nation’s veterans successfully address the challenges [...]

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| Mar 20, 2015

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New Directions for Veterans Names Colonel Yvette Kelley President and Chief Executive Officer

LOS ANGELES – New Directions for Veterans (NDVets), a nonprofit organization that helps our nation’s veterans successfully address the challenges [...]

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| Mar 20, 2015

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Solving Veterans Homelessness as One in California

This is the story of how California is leading the nation in ending homelessness among all veterans, regardless of their military service [...]

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| Mar 20, 2015

Our Services


Oasis for Veteran Women

New Directions operates a transitional program for female veterans dealing with a variety of issues.

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Permanent Housing

New Directions for Veterans operates four residential facilities in West Los Angeles.

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Transitional Housing

New Directions for Veterans operates four residential facilities in West Los Angeles.

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Family Services

A veteran’s military experience can have a tremendous impact on not only the veteran, but also his/her family.

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Mental Health

Life after the military can pose many challenges to veterans and family members.

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Job Assistance

New Directions for Veterans helps homeless veterans obtain employment by providing a complete set of services and resources.

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New Directions for Veterans empowers men and women who served in the military, and their families, to lead productive and fulfilling lives.

OUR HISTORY LEADERSHIP

The New Directions for Veterans Mission

to empower men and women who served in the military,
and their families, to lead productive and fulfilling lives.

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New Directions for Veterans Welcomes New Chief Program Officer!

NEW DIRECTIONS FOR VETERANS HIRES NEW CHIEF PROGRAM OFFICER   LOS ANGELES, December 5, 2016– New Directions for Veterans welcomes[...]

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Dec 5, 2016

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Nov 22, 2016
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New Directions for Veterans Names Colonel Yvette Kelley President and Chief Executive Officer

LOS ANGELES – New Directions for Veterans (NDVets), a nonprofit organization that helps our nation’s veterans successfully address the challenges[...]

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Aug 23, 2016
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Former L.A. Councilman Bill Rosendahl Dies After Battle with Cancer

Bill Rosendahl, the gregarious and outspoken former Los Angeles City Councilman, died Wednesday morning after a four-year battle with cancer.[...]

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Mar 30, 2016
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New Directions for Veterans Remembers Marlys “Marti” Moore-Jackson

Champion for Veterans’ Services Helped Shape Agency’s Future LOS ANGELES, August 11, 2015 – Building 116 on the VA Greater[...]

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Aug 11, 2015
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Experts Weigh In on Calif. Senators’ Plan to Bring Homeless Vets into West LA Campus

A proposal was introduced this morning by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) toward the goal of providing[...]

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Aug 6, 2015
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Work to Begin on Veterans Housing Property in Burbank

Long-percolating project is expected to open for tenants by the end of this year.

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Jul 28, 2015
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New Directions for Veterans’ Projects Win $8.7M in Prop 41 Funds

106 Units in El Monte and Los Angeles to House Homeless Veterans   LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2015 – Three[...]

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Jul 10, 2015
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Treating Homeless Veterans’ Trauma Starts at the Front Door

Visit to Israel Inspires New Directions for Veterans’ Trauma-Informed Care LOS ANGELES, June 29, 2015 – What does post-traumatic stress[...]

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Jun 29, 2015
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Team Rosland Capital Repeats as Top Fundraising Team

West LA-based precious metal asset firm Rosland Capital on Monday participated in the 5th Annual Walk for Warriors Memorial Day[...]

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May 26, 2015
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Beyond Skid Row: Developers Slowly Increase Housing Outside Downtown LA

Richard Hernandez, in many ways, fits the typical profile of a chronically homeless man in Los Angeles: he's a veteran[...]

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Apr 7, 2015
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Good Deeds: New Directions

For the past 14 years, Huntington resident Ted Howells has served the important role of treasurer on the board of[...]

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Feb 20, 2015
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Solving Veterans Homelessness as One in California

This is the story of how California is leading the nation in ending homelessness among all veterans, regardless of their military service[...]

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Dec 20, 2014
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New Apartment Complex Opens for Veterans

An East L.A. apartment complex is offering housing for senior veterans. ATVN's Emily Thornburg has the story.

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Nov 10, 2014
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Up to 48,000 Afghan, Iraq Vets at Risk for Homelessness

As more young veterans of recent wars leave the military, the number of them falling on hard times and homelessness[...]

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Jan 17, 2014
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Returning home from the Army, a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq, I quickly embraced a lifestyle that was neither healthy nor productive. I also brought home a problem that had been with me all my

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When Sergio joined the Marine Corps in 1999, he expected the service to be physically taxing and strict – and it was. But that was fine by him; he chose the Marine Corps in part

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Although Evans Gilmore struggled with years of drug and alcohol abuse, and spent more than a decade living on the streets, his tale is one of hope and resilience. Today he is sober, healthy and

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Crescent Terry began using drugs at age 16, when reading books and climbing trees no longer worked to help her to escape from reality. Almost immediately, her drug use became a problem, but that didn't

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