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Veterans and Homelessness – statistics and stories

It is hopeful to hear that people are getting the help they need. I hope these stories indicate that the VA is prepared to help the influx of troops returning from Iraq.

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Veterans Empowering Veterans

“I’m a work in progress, we all are”, explained formerly homeless Air Force veteran, Robert Morrison. Morrison is now employed and taking computer classes at a local college thanks in large part to the work of Renee and Calvin Elder, founders of Veterans Empowering Veterans.

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Stand Down 2011

During war time, “Stand Down” is a term that describes the removal of exhausted soldiers from combat to a safe place to rest, enjoy warm meals, get new uniforms and receive medical care. Thanks to founders and Vietnam veterans, Robert Van Keuren and Dr. Jon Nachison, “Stand Down” now refers to their grassroots, community based intervention program put in place to offer aid to the nation’s homeless veteran population.

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‘Project 60′ offers housing and support to struggling veterans in LA

Project 60 is a two year project that has targeted 60 of LA’s most at-risk veterans to provide them with much needed housing and then “medical treatment, mental health counseling, addiction rehab, and job training.”

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HUD Allocates $58 Million to Help Homeless Veterans

A press release issued by the United States Department of Defense declares a plan to get an estimated 131,000 homeless veterans and their families off the streets within the next five years. The plan outlined his desire to attack homelessness at the top of the “downward spiral,” addressing mental health, substance abuse and unemployment before veterans [...]

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