California veteran offices receive funding for mental health programs

The San Luis Obispo County Veteran Service Office has received $58,664 from the California Department of Veterans Affairs as part of $270,000 that will be doled out to six veterans’ offices around the state.

“With so many vets struggling with post traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and military sexual trauma, these funds are extremely important to the veterans in those counties,” said CalVet Secretary Peter J. Gravett.

The money comes through 2004’s Proposition 63, which allows the state Department of Mental Health to provide increased funding to support county mental health programs.

Other county veteran offices receiving funding include Fresno, $20,079; Lassen, $60,000; Los Angeles, $55,000, San Diego, $31,257 and Solano, $45,000.