Homeless Veteran Services

Homeless Veteran in need of help? Call 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838) The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) has founded a National Call Center for Homeless Veterans hotline to ensure that homeless Veterans or Veterans at-risk for homelessness have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. The hotline is intended to assist homeless Veterans and their families, VA Medical Centers, federal, stateContinue reading “Homeless Veteran Services”

The History of Social Security is Making Me Mad

#fb“a sieve with holes just big enough for the majority of Negroes to fall through.”-NAACP

Veteran Section 8 Vouchers

This was the HUD announcement… what is the follow up? “The Housing Authority is pleased to announce that we have 505 vouchers to assist homeless veterans and their families. The HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program, known as “HUD-VASH”, was designed to address the needs of the most vulnerable homeless, Veterans. To be eligible for thisContinue reading “Veteran Section 8 Vouchers”

If You See a Homeless Man on Veteran’s Day

Remember that One of every Three homeless men in America has served in the armed forces and every night an estimated 131,000 veterans sleep out on the streets 1 in every 3 homeless men in America served in the Armed Forces

San Diego Homeless Vets get residential

treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues. Previously the Veterans could be referred to a hospital for 10 days or subsidized housing – however the core issues of their homelessness were not being addressed. Read more ♥♥http://www.californiahealthline.org/articles/2010/7/13/va-to-open-treatment-facility-for-homeless-veterans-in-san-diego.aspx

Law and Veterans

Special courts and rules for judging American Veterans who have committed crimes that may be related to having served are becoming more common. “The VA and organizations supporting veterans argue that the special courts are often the first place wayward veterans discover the many benefits they are eligible for, such as medical and psychological care.”Continue reading “Law and Veterans”

♥ South Dakota’s Tim Johnson ♥

U.S. Senator Tim Johnson is my Man of the Week. (okay, so that is something I just started today – but really – I think we should celebrate those who Do GOOD for us more often) “May 20, 2010 Today, as chairman of the VA Appropriations Subcommittee, I will be co-chairing a hearing with SenatorContinue reading “♥ South Dakota’s Tim Johnson ♥”

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