Mental Health America Los Angeles (MHALA)
Grocery Assistance for Veterans and their Families
Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) is dedicated to meeting the needs of Los Angeles County Veterans who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or were recently housed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Within LA County, a combination of factors including housing costs and a limited housing supply make obtaining housing difficult, particularly for those with mental health and/or substance abuse issues. MHALA provides a range of supportive services to veteran families that are designed to promote housing stability, including funding to support food costs. With this BWF award, MHALA will provide financial assistance for food to at least 300 veterans and their families housed in emergency housing (such as hotels), as well as veterans who have transitioned from homelessness into permanent supportive housing.