Mental Health America Los Angeles (MHALA)
Veterans Living Healthier Independent Lives
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 Los Angeles 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 support, including VA Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) to veteran families. This BWF investment will complement MHALA’s VA funding and enable MHALA to purchase grocery store gift cards for at least 167 veteran/military households transitioning out of homelessness. This support will ensure veterans have the resources to prepare and eat healthy meals at home and improve their overall quality of life.