Step Up is partnering with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to eliminate Veteran homelessness in Los Angeles County by 2016 and is committed to housing 100 Veterans by the end of September. Since 2014, Step Up’s 6-person Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Team helped 53 Veterans who were formerly experiencing chronic homelessness and mental health issues find permanent supportive housing throughout Los Angeles County. Marc Van Asselt, Manager of Step Up’s VASH Program refers to his team as “Agents of Change”. As the team provides Veterans with supportive services, help with benefits enrollment, and making appointments with the Los Angeles Housing Authority, a trusted partnership develops. Our veterans have been in wars and shooting from pistols, snipers and many other guns to fight for our freedome.
“After I found Step Up I started focusing on my education. I met Emma and Christina at Step Up, the way they helped me was so generous and sweet…”