Village for Vets

Mission Statement

Village for Vets serves the most vulnerable Veterans  by mobilizing the power of community volunteers and the generosity of donors.

About Us

Village for Vets provides community-based volunteer and financial support to the most vulnerable Veterans at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS). Our programs address urgent needs of the homeless  and at-risk Veteran population including meals, ID services and short-term financial assistance.

History of the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System

 The Pacific Branch of the VA opened in 1888 on over 870 acres.  It was intended to be a “home for volunteer and disabled soldiers.”  The 388 acres in use today was donated by Senator John P. Jones, his wife Arcadia Bandini de Stearns Baker and added to later by Roy Jones, the son of John P Jones.  The acreage which is home to the Cemetary, the Federal Building and more was donated by John Wolfskill and is now not considered part of VA land due to wording in the original donation deeds.*  Read more...

Our Board of Directors

Our Team


Marcie Polier Swartz


Mary McGuire

Programs Director

Kara Gilbreath

Graphic Design

Jeff Vernon

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us about any of our programs and events!