2nd Annual San Gabriel Valley HOMEless Veterans Stand Down

StandDownLogoThe 2nd Annual San Gabriel Valley HOMEless Veterans Stand Down, “Heroes in the Shadows” was held at Whittier Narrows Recreational Park on Portero Rd, in the City of South El Monte from 2-4 November 2012. The Stand Down Planning Committee would like to thank all that participated and supported in the success of this year’s Stand Down.

Stats & Demographics

Participants 315 Ethnicity Branch of Service Top 5 Identified Problems
Dependents 79 White 59 Air Force 16 Dental
Grand Total 394 Black 59 Army 149 Vision
Hispanic 146 Coast Guard 1 PTSD
Veteran/Military 252 Asian 11 Marine Corps 30 Hearing
Civilian 63 Pacific Islander 1 Navy 34 Feet
Native American 8
Stayed Overnight 45 Other 3 Combat Theater Top 5 Requested Services
No Answer 28 Afghanistan 13 Dental
Age Iraq 32 Clothing
Youngest 19  Gender Kuwait 20 Vision
Oldest 82  Male  264 Persian Gulf 20 Podiatry
Avg Age 48.15  Female  51 Vietnam 36 Housing
Korea 8
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Press Coverage


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Congressional Certificate of Recognition-Chu

Congressional Certificate of Recognition-Chu

Certificate of Recognition-Napolitano

Congressional Certificate of Recognition-Napolitano

Certificate of Recognition-Calderon

CA Senate Certificate of Recognition-Calderon

LA County Certificate of Recognition-Board of Supervisors

LA County Certificate of Recognition-Board of Supervisors

LA County Certificate of Recognition-Molina

LA County Certificate of Recognition-Molina

Municipal Certificate of Recognition-El Monte

Municipal Certificate of Recognition-El Monte

Photo Galleries

To be released soon. Please forward any images or videos to info@sgvvec.org

2012 Committee Members

  • Joe Leal, Stand Down Committee Co-Chairman (Vet Hunters Project)
  • Jose Pila, Stand Down Committee Co-Chairman (SGV|VEC)
  • Melanie Villarreal, Stand Down Committee Vice-Chair/Treasurer (Vet Hunters Project)
  • Patricia Ortega, Stand Down Committee Vice-Chair (Volunteers of America/VFW)
  • Gene Chu, Stand Down Committee  Secretary(EDD)
  • Mayra Galicia, Community Partner/Volunteer Registration (Verdugo Jobs Center)
  • Apolonio E. Munoz III, Veteran/Participant Registration (AVER-GLA)
  • Martin Barragan, Security (Bassett Adult School)
  • Hector Silva, Employment Services(EDD)
  • Manuel Martinez, Mental Health Services (East LA Vet Center)
  • Steve Sterry, Religious Services
  • Stella Salermon (Union Bank)
  • Hector Elizalde (Congresswoman Napolitano’s Office)
  • Manny Vital (American Legion)
  • Rudy Reza (Goodwill Industies, Southern California)

2012 Stand Down Community Partners

  • 137th Quartermaster Company – US Army Reserve
  • 155th CSSB – US Army Reserve
  • ABC Beauty School
  • American Legion, 18th Disctrict
  • American Red Cross, Greater Los Angeles
  • Association of the United States Army
  • Azusa Pacific
  • Bark Therapy Dogs
  • Bassett Adult  Career Training
  • CalState Los Angeles – Rehabilitation Education Program
  • Campus Crusdae for Christ Military Ministry
  • CareMore Health Plan
  • Citrus College
  • Community Health Alliance of Pasadena
  • Defense Contract Agency
  • East Los Angeles Vet Center
  • Everest University
  • Greater Los Angeles Chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER-GLA)
  • God Provides – Food Bank
  • Goodwill Industries, Greater Los Angeles
  • Hacienda-La Puente Beauty School
  • Kancenbley Alternate Healing
  • Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
  • Los Angeles County Ambuluatory Care Network – Managed Care Office
  • Los Angeles County Child Support Division (Commerce Field Office)
  • Los Angeles County Department of Community and Senior Services
  • Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources
  • Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health – Adult Systems of Care
  • Los Angeles County Department of Military & Veterans Affairs
  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services – CalFresh-MediCal
  • Los Angeles County Housing Authority
  • Military Women in Need
  • National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)
  • NBC Universal
  • Our Savior Center
  • Professional Institute of Beauty
  • PV Jobs
  • San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps
  • San Gabriel Valley Veterans Employment Committee (SGV|VEC)
  • Schnieder National
  • Securitas Security
  • St. Anne’s Transitional Home
  • St. Frances of Rome Food Bank
  • State of California, Employment Development Department (EDD)
  • State of California Dept of Motor Vehicles
  • Social Security Admiistration – El Monte DO384
  • TELACU, Veterans Upward Bound
  • The Hookup Resource Center – Memorial Foundation
  • TLC’s Employment Placement Professionals
  • Tri-City Mental Health Services
  • Two Guys Grilling
  • Tzu Chi Foundation
  • UCLA Operation Mend
  • University of Phoenix
  • Union Bank
  • USA Security Association
  • USC-Clinic Internship
  • US Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano, Califronia 38th Distrct
  • US Dept of Veterans Affairs, Greater Los Angeles Medical Center
  • US Dept of Veterans Affairs, Long Beach Medical Center
  • US Dept of Veterans Affairs, Los Angeles Regional Office
  • US Vets
  • Vet Hunters Project
  • Veterans of Forgien Wars, Post 1944
  • Vet to Vet
  • Verdugo  Jobs Center
  • Volunteers of America, Greater Los Angeles
  • Whittier Narrows Recreational Park
  • West Los Angeles Veterans Home