November 27, 2017
Press Release

Rep. Lieu speaks before audience at UCLA/VA clinic opening


Los AngelesToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) joined UCLA and VA staff including UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, VA Deputy Undersecretary Steve Young and VA Greater Los Angeles Medical System Director Ann Brown to introduce the new Veteran Family Wellness Center and Veteran Legal Clinic on the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center campus. The new centers were formed in partnership with UCLA to provide veterans and their families with comprehensive support including vocational training, parenting classes and legal counseling. A third center focused on addressing and mitigating homelessness will be opening in the near future.  

“I’m honored to have authored H.R. 5936 to support the West Los Angeles VA campus revitalization project. The work of UCLA and the West Los Angeles VA is a shining example of the innovation that is possible when public institutions are empowered to collaborate. I applaud UCLA’s continued commitment to our vets--these centers represent a promising new frontier for veterans care. Our veterans and their families deserve cutting-edge support and I’m grateful to see first-hand the impact these centers will have on our community.” 


The opening of the Veteran Family Wellness Center and Veteran Legal Clinic were made possible thanks to H.R. 5936, a bill that Rep. Lieu co-authored to enable the revitalization of the Greater Los Angeles VA. This legislation allowed the VA to construct 1,200 units of housing for homeless Veterans and to develop new, robust services like the Wellness Center.