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    the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, with the similar goals of both preventing veteran homelessness and rapidly re-housing veterans and their families. The program provides a variety of time-limited services and financial assistance. In its first two years, the SSVF program aided almost 100,000 individuals in over 61,000 households, spending $2,480 per household; after being housed, only 9.4 percent of veteran families returned to homelessness one year after exiting the program

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    Barack Obama and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, set out to eliminate veteran homelessness within a six year time frame (National Alliance to End Homelessness, 2015). While they may not have succeeded in eliminating veteran homelessness by 2015, their plan has certainly set things in motion. In January 2015 there were a reported 47,725 homeless veterans in the United States. This is a four percent decrease from 2014 (The State of Homelessness In America, 2016). In that same year a Point-In-Time count was

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    case. Many veterans suffer from PTSD and don’t get the help they need. Veterans are sometimes overlooked when politicians debate over current events and things that need to change. These veterans served their country but were living and dying on the street (Pearl 2). I chose the book “Veterans and Homelessness” by Libby Perl because it provided me with a statistics and a better understanding on the situation of veterans and homelessness. Summary I chose to use the book “Veterans and Homelessness”

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    Top Resources for Veterans & Transitioning Military After years of admirable service, many veterans choose to make the transition back to civilian life. During their enlistments, they’ve learned invaluable skills that are highly sought after by employers. For these individuals, the experience was a powerful and empowering experience, but it’s time for a new chapter in their lives. Each year, more than a million veterans take advantage of resources that are provided specifically for current and former

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    the support that these veterans need to survive in this world; they would help us survive in theirs. If goals are put in place and there is enough effort and power backing up the motor of these goals, then accomplishing an end to veteran homelessness will occur. This paper will examine the causes of veteran homelessness and how to cease and prevent veteran homelessness from happening and reoccurring. According to the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness, as of 2014, 13.2% of

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    Homelessness Among Veterans Homelessness among our veterans is a huge problem across the nation. For the most part veterans are overrepresented in the homeless population. Nearly half of the homeless veterans are soldiers from the Vietnam war. Five percent of the homeless veteran population are between the ages of 18 and 30 and less than 23 percent are between 31 and 50. The homeless veteran population is predominantly males that are single, live in a city, and have a mental/physical disability

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    There have been stories of hardship, stories of how people have overcome, how they have beaten the odds; but how many of those stories been of veterans and their struggle with homelessness? The stories that are shown of homelessness do not show the full extent of what those people go through. This is shown in Michael’s case, a veteran who resided in Los Angeles, a man who lived under a bridge for ten years. Michael had become ashamed of his appearance and situation, at first he would resist those

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    Homelessness among veterans is a highly disregarded issue that doesn’t seem to be improving on its own. In many cases, homelessness is out of the veteran’s control, so the question that is being asked is; why so many veterans are homeless and what can everyone, including the veterans, can do about this significant and overlooked problem. This question is essential to finding the solution since it looks at this situation from both sides of the problem: It not only finds ways that the noncombatants

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    The life of a veteran names Bryan turned for the worst after his mother passed away about 5 years ago. Before her death he was involved in the community and was an all-around good guy. After her death he lost his involvement in the community, his mental stability was slowing getting worse and he ended up in a coma from trying to end his own life. After 3 months in the hospital they discharged him, promising they would find a place for him to go. “They said will sort it out for you, but nothing got

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    Veteran homelessness is a current and cruel treatment for people who have served and died for our country, which can be solved with the funding of taxes and shelters to help care for the veterans when they return. Homeless U.S. veterans is a reccurring issue as veterans return home from war with haunting memories which cause PTSD and other mental conditions. James V. Carroll, an assistant editor at American Legion Magazine, reports that “45 percent of homeless veterans suffer from mental illness

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