Mental Health Advocacy Services Inc. (MHAS) is providing free legal services to veterans through its AmeriCorps Veterans Legal Corps project at Long Beach City College (LBCC) starting Wednesday.
“We want to celebrate our veterans and thank them for their service,” Mayor Robert Garcia said at the ceremony. “Long Beach has a strong history of veterans in our community and a great tradition of honoring and supporting our veterans.”
Mr. Johnson has been waiting for this day for over a month. The 58-year-old hasn’t had a bed of his own for over two years, but today that streak will come to an end. As the movers maneuver through the tile hallways of his apartment, Johnson sits on the edge of his new mattress and stares forward, nearly at a loss for words.
The Long Beach Public Library will be hosting several movie screenings, an author event and other educational and informational events throughout November and December in honor of our veterans and to encourage the exploration of the impact war has on our immediate communities.