On any given day at the bustling Domiciliary (DOM) on the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center campus, Veterans stroll between the entrances of the DOM’s two buildings. They chat amongst themselves, rest on benches in the grassy courtyard or head to their daily classes.
Every day, registered nurse and Marine Corps Veteran David Shay sees the realities of homelessness firsthand. His patients are the most vulnerable of Veterans and have often experienced extreme trauma through their time in the military or from their life on the streets.
Veterans and Veterans Administration employees came together for fun and exercise in the 13th annual National VA2K Walk & Roll at the Wadsworth theater on the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System campus, on May 17 at approximately 11:30 a.m.
Virgil Corbin, an Army Veteran and passionate playwright, smiles from ear to ear while watching his fellow Veterans take center stage at the cozy Brentwood School Theater. He is fully immersed in the captivating performance unfolding before him.
Members of the Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team (HPACT) have one very important thing in common: a powerful shared commitment to ending Veteran homelessness and ensuring this special population gets the comprehensive care they need and deserve.