Beverly Hills Chamber has been a powerful resource for our company since we launched in 2013. From day one, the hard working team at the Chamber has gone out of their way to create opportunities for us. They provide us with valuable guidance, introduce us to quality people and potential customers, and involve us in marketing programs that help grow our brand. Winning the 2014 Golden Palm Award for Innovation was an especially exciting and valuable experience as it further established our company’s credibility in the community. We count Beverly Hills Chamber as one of our strongest supporters and a key contributor to our success. The sky’s the limit with Beverly Hills Chamber by your side.
Since 1992, New Directions for Veterans (NDVets) has provided comprehensive services to thousands of veterans in Los Angeles County. Founded by two formerly homeless Vietnam veterans and a local advocate for homeless persons, NDVets initially operated out of a five-bedroom home serving eight homeless Vietnam War veterans. We now operate four Transitional Housing Programs, a rapid re-housing and homelessness prevention program called Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF), and four Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) facilities in Los Angeles County, with additional projects in the pipeline.
NDVets offers a wide array of services. These include substance abuse treatment, counseling, remedial education, job training and placement, as well as parenting and money management classes. Legal and tax assistance are available, as is an active aftercare program and resources for alumni. Veterans leave NDVets with a savings account, housing, a job or other income, computer skills, renewed self-confidence and the support of mentors and peers. Such a transformation takes hard work, motivation and accountability, but the results are life altering—and for many veterans, life-saving.
We are actively part of a national commitment via the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act to end veteran homelessness by 2015. In 2014, we served more than 1,100 veterans and their family members and provided permanent housing to more than 250 veterans through our PSH facilities and voucher-based rental assistance.