The Vietnam Veterans of Ventura County (VVVC) was established in June 1985 with a core group of “about eight individuals”. The organization formed in response to a lack of services for veterans in general and for Vietnam vets specifically. Their mission, according to the website includes…
Assistance | The Veteran’s Administration reports that more than 20,000 Vietnam Veterans make their home in Ventura County. One of our chief concerns is that each veteran receives the benefits and assistance that they deserve.
The Homeless | Some reports hold that upwards of 20% of the homeless in this county are Vietnam Combat Veterans. We offer assistance with temporary housing and other financial aid as is possible. We have been instrumental in the Homeless Standown weekends in Ventura.
P.T.S.D. | The VVVC founded and has been instrumental in maintaining counseling for Veterans of Ventura County.
This incomparable group recently arranged for the successful return of the Vietnam Moving Wall which was on display in June at the Government Center. The memorial service then was deeply moving and sobering. On September 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Government Center this fine organization will continue “Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise” when they read the names of the 161 California soldiers listed as “Still Missing in Action” who served in Vietnam. Please join them.
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By Deborah Baber Savalla On Saturday June 23, 2018, the Ventura County Vietnam Veterans again raised the money and dedicated their time making the Moving Wall, a half-sized replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC, a reality in our county. These tireless veterans and their supporters deserve our profound thanks for a moving […]