LOS ANGELES (Nov. 18, 2015) — Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Social Services fails to accommodate the most vulnerable — mentally or developmentally disabled homeless people applying for subsistence benefits under General Relief. Not only are those who need help the most not receiving it, the bureaucratic system and complicated application process also violate federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities.
We need your help to deliver free legal assistance to homeless veterans on December 19-20, 2015 at the "Los Angeles Veteran & Families Stand Down" held at the LA Convention Center in Downtown LA! We anticipate that 2500 homeless Veterans will attend the LA Veteran Stand Down, and many will be seeking legal assistance. Last year, over 80 legal volunteers served 310 Veterans at the LA Stand Down. It was a wonderful event. LA County’s homeless Veterans need help and LAFLA cannot do this alone. Please join us to serve those who have served us.
Happy Veterans Day. Rather than just say thank you for your service, LAFLA’s Veterans Justice Center has a team of attorneys who fight on behalf of veterans who are homeless, who are sick, who have been denied benefits, and who have unjustly been less than honorably discharged. We salute these men and women and all that they have accomplished. Your fight, your struggle for what’s right is our struggle also.