Council recognizes veterans support group

Courtesy photo Pictured here from left to right are Vice Mayor Isabel Aguayo, Councilmember Annette C. Delgadillo, Mayor Vilma Cuellar Stallings, Bryan Palomero of VPAN, Councilmember Peggy Lemons, and Councilmember Brenda Olmos.

In celebration of Veterans Day, the Paramount City Council highlighted the work of The Veteran Peer Access Network (VPAN), which serves local veterans and their families, at its November 8 meeting. Bryan Palomero, the organization’s housing coordinator and a Marine Corps vet, led the Pledge of Allegiance at the meeting.

Los Angeles County is home to the highest concentration of military veterans in the nation. VPAN staff members are veterans helping other veterans to receive the services they deserve in areas like mental health, substance misuse, housing, employment, healthcare, legal services, food, and much more. They can be reached at (800) 854-7771, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week, or in person on Mondays and Fridays at the Paramount Park Community Center, 14400 Paramount Blvd.