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6/13/2016
West Coast Ultrasound Institute Lends a Hand at Grand Veterans Village


WCUI students and staff put their skills to use for a good cause this past Saturday, June 11 at the Grand Veterans Village development, which offers long-term supportive housing and permanent housing for homeless veterans. Staff members oversaw a large group of ultrasound and nursing students who spent the day performing ultrasound exams as well as other basic health screening procedures for the veterans in the community. Ultrasound students gained valuable real word scanning experience while nursing students gave valuable hygiene and healthcare education and baseline tests to at-risk veterans who have suffered from bouts of homelessness and/or mental health issues and sometimes slip through the cracks of the stretched resources of the VA healthcare system. We are so proud to particdipate in and help sponsor community outreach efforts like this one, and are in the planning stages for similar events at our California campuses.

Made possible by collaboration by Phoenix-area philanthropies, veteran service organizations like US VETS, non-profits, and local universities, The Grand Veterans Village development consists of a 134-unit motel that was converted into 107 long-term supportive housing units and 24 units of permanent housing for homeless veterans, including 15 women veterans. In 2015, Phoenix housed over 700 homeless veterans and has demonstrated the effectiveness of a system that can more rapidly respond to the needs of homeless and at-risk Veterans than previous efforts in Phoenix and other cities across the country.

Learn more about assisting Veterans in the Phoenix area at http://www.usvetsinc.org/phoenix/



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