Veterans and Hearts is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization in the Greater Los Angeles Area providing military veterans with a facility where they can tell their story through painting and music.
Veterans will be given tools needed to enable participation in art therapy including music sessions for all skill levels, utilizing art and music in the pursuit of recovery and healing. V&H provides Veterans with a creative environment where they can express their inner emotions through art, thereby experiencing mental and physical healing. The program will develop a facility where Veterans can express themselves freely while creating objects of artistry. Our objective is to promote social comradeship and strong interpersonal skills while helping Veterans develop a sense of hope in a brighter future.
V&H offer at-risk Veterans a chance to rebuild their thought process and offers the Veteran Administration a chance to bridge the gap between the VA community. The program is positioned to be assessable to Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and similar parallel concerns who might other wise be forgotten.
It is our mission to be of services to the men and women who has served the nation so bravely.
Danny became involved in the project that would become Veterans and Hearts while volunteering thrugh his employer. After moving to Los Angeles from New York City, he sought a way to get involved in the comunity and put down roots through public service. After Meeting Dominus at the West LA branch of People Assisting the Homeless, he became aware of the problem that Veterans face reintegrating into their previous lives, and the distinct threat of homelessness that comes with such struggles.
Danny's role at V&H grew from his initial engagement, and he remains involved as a member of the borad of directors.
David graduated from University of California San Diego (UCSD) where he studied psychology. He worked in the HR field for a number of years before receiving a "calling" to serve the homeless population here in Los Angeles. Now, David works as an Outreach Worker where he connects homeless clients to transitional housing, drug rehab/detox programs, and other resources.
On his spare time, David has been serving at People Assisting The Homeless (PATH) and leading music jam sessions since November 2015. With an acoustic guitar and maybe even a cajon, David leads the Veterans in singing positive songs. From folk to worship songs, as long as there is a positive message.
Dominus is the founder of Veterans and Hearts. As a 6 year veteran of the U.S. Army serving both domestically and abroad, he has experienced the challenge of transitioning from military service to civilian life. He has an art degree from the University of Washington and is certified in drug and alcohol studies. His background in the Fashion Industry combined with a career in Drug and Alcohol Addiction gives Dominus the unique ability to connect art as a therapy for healing.
His dedication to those battling addiction and homelessness has been further defined through his involvement in several community based organizations such as the CLARE Foundation, Twin Town Treatment Center and the PATH Foundation. His innate desire to see that other’s emotional and psychological needs are met continues through the creation of Veterans and Hearts which provides a new avenue to assist Veterans in telling their story through different mediums of art.
Chris Mohr is a Los Angeles-based attorney who has volunteered with an outreach organization called Hope for Los Angeles for 15 years. During that time, he has volunteered for meal preparation operations at Santa Monica Shelter (Samoshel) and been a leader for a monthly breakfast outing at People Assisting The Homeless (PATH) in West Los Angeles. While serving at PATH, he served meals to homeless Veterans. Over the past two years, he has also coached a number of lower income Los Angeles residents on family, housing, and employment law issues.
Chris has also made a career over the past 19 years as a video editor, assistant editor, and sound designer.
Robert Ewald is a retired lawyer who has also served as an infantryman for the U.S. Army from 1953-1959. Bob’s legal background started when he graduated from Rutgers Law in 1962 and led him to innumerable associations that include promoting international peace with the World Law Fund, and freeing labor unions in Africa through the East African Institute in Nairobi, Kenya.
As an East Coast transplant, Bob enjoys biking in Los Angeles and various real estate interests. His passion for assisting others continues with Veterans and Hearts as a dedicated registered agent who brings wisdom and guidance that helps V&H with its mission.
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