Emperor’s College students and alum will again come together this holiday season in service of homeless vets in Los Angeles County by providing treatments at the 2015 Los Angeles Veteran & Families Stand Down. The Emperor’s medical team composed of at least 65 EC alum, Doctoral and Master’s students will be on hand to treat the estimated 2,500+ homeless and at-risk veterans that will attend the 3-day event from December 19-21. The Stand Down will be the largest event of its kind ever held in the U.S. and is considered the culmination of a challenge made to the nation’s mayors by President Obama and the First Lady to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. Download the event poster. Emperor’s College is committed to serving the veterans community of Los Angeles and is the leading acupuncture and Oriental medicine service provider to military vets in the United States. For more information about the college’s veterans clinic, educational and community initiatives, please contact the Emperor’s College Office of Veterans Relations at 310.453.8300 ext.115.
Emperor’s College is honored to have been selected to be the sole provider of acupuncture services at the West Los Angeles VA Stand Down, the first event of its kind on the West LA VA campus. Emperor’s students and alum will treat vets as part of a larger wellness effort. The November 4-5, 2015 event will provide a host of supplies, services and benefits counseling to homeless veterans.
In the Fall of 2014 Emperor’s College officially created the Office of Veterans Relations (OVR) within the school’s new Office of Public Affairs. Working across the college, OVR engages with and serves vets in the school’s clinic, the MTOM and DAOM programs, and the community as a whole. In the short period of time that OVR has been active, enormous steps forward have been made…and they are just the beginning. The activities of the Office are jointly administered by the school’s Veterans Liaison, Nicole Wetherington, clinic manager Lisa Ahlstrom, and Veterans Community Liaison Nathan Pughe. Wetherington is a former Army Sergeant that worked in intelligence and Pughe, an Emperor’s alum and current clinic technical supervisor, is a former Army Sergeant. Since opening the OVR, the college’s clinic has created a veteran’s program that provides 6 free treatments to all vets and active duty personnel, and thereafter provides treatments at a deeply discounted rate. The clinic has also opened the ear clinic up to treat vets free of charge. “We have provided well over a hundred treatments to veterans in the clinic in the last year and are working to substantially grow that number in 2016,” says Lisa Ahlstom. The school’s administration, students and alumni have also joined forces to treat well over 1,000 veteran’s at numerous vet events throughout the greater Los Angeles area, including LA’s 4th annual Women Veterans Summit, the city’s 6th Annual Veterans & Family Resource Expo, and most notably the 2014 Los Angeles Veteran and Families Stand Down which served over 1,800 homeless and at-risk veterans, the largest event of its kind ever in the United States. This November, the school will organize all the AOM activities at the West Los Angeles VA’s Stand Down, the first event of its kind on the grounds of the West Los Angeles VA, and in December will do the same at the 2015 Los Angeles Veteran and Families Stand Down. The 2015 Stand Down is expected to serve over 2,500 homeless and at-risk vets over its three days and Emperor’s
Acupuncture Today, a leading provider of acupuncture and oriental medicine news, info. and research information in the world, features Emperor’s College in its October 2015 issue. Read the article here: http://www.acupuncturetoday.com/mpacms/at/article.php?id=33085
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