Ron Greenwood, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Gold Coast Veterans Foundation, spoke with Our Ventura TV host Sandra Siepak about how Gold Coast Veterans Foundation connects tri-county veterans and their families with important and desired resources.
Dedicated to our local veterans, Gold Coast Veterans Foundation is at the center of a community wide effort to support and care for our own. To us, “serving those who served us” is not just a phrase. It is a commitment towards improving the lives of those who deserve it most. We believe that making a difference starts with helping those close to home. As a community, we must do our part to ensure the safety and well-being of our local veteran population and their families.
Our goal is to provide the proper care and guidance necessary to assist our neighborhood veterans in their civilian lives. Through the foundation’s Veterans Connection, the tri-county area’s “one-stop-shop,” recipients and supporters alike gain access to various programs and services tailored to meet the needs of veterans on an individual level. Such programs include Benefits & Claims Assistance, Restorative & Wellness Programs, Career & Job Preparation, and Housing & Financial Assistance. This full spectrum of services, as well as these resources, serve to bridge the gap between government programs at the federal, state, and even local levels, which are not always sufficient or easily accessible.
The purpose of the Veterans Connection is to create and nurture a support network that connects veterans to each other and the community. This network consists of volunteers, donors, and other local veteran service providers. Our carefully designed programs target specific areas of concern in order to reduce incidences of substance abuse, homelessness, and incarceration. Transitioning back into society can be difficult. The Veterans Connection provides opportunities for successful reintegration by empowering our veterans and equipping them with the essential knowledge, tools, and skills needed to become valuable, productive members of our society.
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation is passionate and relentless in its pursuit to help those who have served. With your support, we can continue to make a positive impact on the quality of veterans’ lives, their families, and our community as a whole.