University of California, Los Angeles Foundation
Veterans Family Wellness Center
The UCLA/VA Veteran Family Wellness Center (VFWC) is part of a unique partnership between the University of California Los Angeles and the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System that offers high-quality, customized services and resilience-based behavioral health and wellness training that is complementary to traditional VA services. Every year over 12,000 veterans separate from military service and transition to civilian life in Los Angeles County. The TEAM (Transition, Education, And Mentoring) program is an individualized strengths-based transition resilience program designed to assist service member and veteran families through the challenges of life transitions before, during and after military service. VFWC provides the program in-person at the VFWC and virtually to participants across the LA region. This NFL-BWF Healthy Lifestyles and Creating Communities grant will expand this program to serve more veterans and their families by hiring an additional facilitator and providing resources to build outreach programing.