LOS ANGELES – Chair Hilda L. Solis released the following statement in response to the current events in Afghanistan:

“This is a trying and difficult time for so many of our Afghan brothers and sisters as they witness the unraveling in their native country, and U.S. Veterans and families, including those who lost loved ones serving in Afghanistan during the last 20 years. What is happening to families, women and children who are seeking refuge from the conflicts that have arisen in Afghanistan are devastating and forcing many to be displaced as they leave everything behind.

With a true commitment to community, Los Angeles County continues to serve as a home to immigrants from across the globe – from unaccompanied children to refugees, we stand ready to aid in humanitarian efforts that support the well-being of women, children and families everywhere. For impacted residents and Veterans in Los Angeles County, there are resources available – whether it is mental health support, health services and more, please know there are support services at your disposal.”

For impacted residents:

  • Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health: dmh.lacounty.gov or call (800) 854-7771
    • Crisis Text Line: Text “LA” to 741741
  • Los Angeles County Office of Immigrant Affairs: oia.lacounty.gov or call 1-800-593-8222

For U.S. Veterans:

  • Los Angeles County Office of Military Veteran Affairs: mva.lacounty.gov or call (877) 4LA-VETS (452-8387), (213)765-9680 or (213) 765-9681
  • Veterans Crisis Line: veteranscrisisline.net or call at 1-800-273-8255
  • Women Veterans Hotline: Call 855-829-6636; or contact the Vet Center Call Center: 877-WAR-VETS (927-8387)

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