“Opening Doors” http://www.whitehouse.gov/live/meeting-us-interagency-council-homelessness USICH meeting on continuing efforts to prevent and end homelessness. The White House My Veteran’s Affairs hero is speaking. I love him! HUD/V A Supportive Housing has been the best tool for ending homelessness. By the end of next year it can bring 30,000 veterans and families out of homelessness.
New 24 hour hotline for homeless Veterans looking for food and housing and assistance.
Eric Ken Shinseki A 4 star general working to end homelessness for veterans. The New York Times says “Mr. Shinseki has set a goal of eliminating homelessness among veterans within five years; there are an estimated 107,000 homeless veterans today, down from 131,000 last year. He is taking action to make the agency more sensitiveContinue reading “Hero of the week”
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”
about the state of Homelessness and need for compassion. Thank you email@example.com and The Herald Tribune. http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20100521/COLUMNIST/5211011/2107/BUSINESS?p=3&tc=pg Here are the (in my view) the best quotes: Homelessness is a complicated issue that does not have a single solution. Military veterans are also overrepresented among the homeless population. The Veterans Administration estimates that 20 percent ofContinue reading “The best thing I’ve read today”
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 ♥”
Agencies in CA that provide services to Homeless Veterans. I am shortening the list to the Los Angeles County area – but the full list can be accessed HERE American GI Forum of Montebello Contact Name: Rafael Centeno Address: 7801 Telegraph RD, Suite A City/State/Zip: Montebello, CA 90640 Phone: 323-278-0330 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.agif.org AntelopeContinue reading “Homeless Veterans Help”
Pardon me for a moment while I get quite pissed off.Why?! Why! Why do we have homeless veteranss? Seriously? If you served and were honorably discharged – you shold be immune form ever being homeless. Period. This should be especially true if you are homeless as a result of your service to the rest ofContinue reading “Military Homeless Rant”