MEDIA ADVISORY: CONGRESSMAN LIEU TO JOIN VA SECRETARY BOB MCDONALD IN THE UNVEILING OF THE MASTER PLAN FOR THE VA WEST LOS ANGELES MEDICAL CENTER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 26, 2015
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MEDIA ADVISORY: CONGRESSMAN LIEU TO JOIN VA SECRETARY BOB MCDONALD IN THE
UNVEILING OF THE MASTER PLAN FOR THE VA WEST LOS ANGELES MEDICAL CENTER
Los Angeles, CA – On Thursday, January 28, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles) will join VA Secretary Bob McDonald as the Secretary unveils the Draft Master Plan for the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center. The Master Plan represents a significant milestone in returning the campus to a Veteran-centric and vibrant community. It includes robust enhancements of services, including a Family Well-Being Center, Mental Health and Addiction Services and Housing First units. Congressman Lieu has introduced corresponding legislation that would allow the Secretary of the VA to enter into leases to construct Permanent Supportive Housing on the property.
The plan is the result of an unprecedented collaboration among Veterans, Veterans Service Organizations, the community, plaintiff partners, VA and elected officials. It signals the beginning of an era of commitment to our nation’s heroes in Los Angeles County. At the press event, Secretary McDonald will also share an update on VA’s progress in addressing homelessness among Veterans in Los Angeles County.
The event will be held at 9:30 am in the Building 209 Courtyard on the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center site. Parking is available at Lot #38 and the event is open to the public.