“Veda’s background in social work and experience with working with young women with children and hosting foster teens in her home made her the perfect choice to co-found V2 National Association of Foster Youth Inc. Her technical knowledge of the Children’s Welfare System and processes and her relationships with other non-profit organizations that advocate your youth has be a major benefit for our program.

Born in Compton, California, Brooks is the fifth of six children. She served 15 years in the U.S. Army, including a deployment with the 2nd Armor Division as a combat medic during Desert Storm.

Following her retirement, she moved to Florida to pursue a degree in social work from the University of West Florida. Brooks returned to California with her degree to work for the Calvary Christian Center as the Outreach Director. Her responsibilities included working with homeless and assisting women and men transitioning from prison or rehabilitation programs.

Serving youth is a passion of mine,” said Brooks. “I’ve been dreaming about having the opportunity to work collectively and directly with Foster Youth aging out of the system.”

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