The Higher Ground Los Angeles Chapter wrapped up it’s Day Programs with U.S. Vets for the year, with some good results.
In September 2019, Higher Ground Los Angeles teamed up with US Vets (Long Beach and Inglewood) to bring higher needs transitioning veterans out of their dry daily routine and into a day filled with physical activity, mental stimulation, and human interaction. We served a total of 12 participants; 5 from Long Beach for billiards and 7 from Inglewood for bowling.
The participants enjoyed a day away from their gloomy routine on campus to venture out and bowl with other participants while interacting with the world around them safely. Many of the participants expressed increased happiness and joy and were very grateful for the opportunity to participate.
Additional participant quotes:
“This was a great way to relax and be positive. More of this would be great.”
-Jack Bayze, USMC
“This is a positive distraction, a way to exercise, socialize, and make friends.”
-Terry Burton, USMC