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Coming Home — Life for Veterans in the Southland

Sunday, September 25, 2011, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Crawford Family Forum 474 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105 Map and directions
Part 1: Jobs and Housing Finding and keeping a job, or a place to live, is among the challenges many Southern Californians face every day. But among those struggling residents, veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces must overcome very particular obstacles in the post-service battle to secure jobs and housing. KPCC’s Frank Stoltze moderated an audience-inclusive conversation at The Crawford Family Forum. This discussion brought together - veterans and their family members - organizations that assist vets with job placement and housing - a VA of Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Representative for a candid exchange about the realities of life after service, which often includes long-term or chronic unemployment and underemployment, and homelessness. Photo Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images