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 GreenVets LA is a non-profit vocational rehabilitation program that provides job training for returning Veterans. Working closely with the West Los Angeles V. A. Hospital, both injured and non-injured Veterans are offered a wide variety of job training in this program. We are currently training and paying returning Veterans to sew Challenge Bears, sew and silk screen reusable shopping bags as well as T-Shirts.  This has had a big impact on our environment and economy. Every part of our manufacturing process is done locally in Los Angeles, CA. We are proud to help our L. A. work force and local economy while also helping the environment by greatly reducing our carbon footprint.
Why We Do What We Do...
   Veterans today face some of the biggest challenges society has to offer and often aren’t equipped to handle them alone.  Veterans sometimes feel a sense of abandonment when they return.  With the added stress of PTSD, TBI, and other combat related injuries, Veterans have even greater obstacles to overcome.  Many turn to self medication (Alcohol, Drugs, etc.) and often end up homeless or commit suicide. Suicide rates are alarmingly high among Veterans. In 2010 an average of 22 Veterans committed suicide every day.
The Outcome...
When Veterans take part in this paid work therapy program it provides much needed structure to their lives and gives them a sense of responsibility. They work in a stress free, environmentally regulated facility where they learn at their own pace and have access to counseling. They gain the skills needed to sustain employment such as being on time, meeting deadlines, organizing work loads, and quality management. Veterans feel as if they are back on “The Team” and most importantly gain the self confidence needed to successfully re-enter the work force.