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Homeless Vets

What It Will Really Take To End Vet Homelessness By The End Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact

Much to the fanfare of VA officials, a fourth U.S. city announced on Monday that it has ended chronic veteran homelessness. But while skeptical ad...

5 Years Ago, This Veteran Was Homeless. Today, She's A Student At Harvard

OWN | Posted 03.25.2015 | OWN

Alicia Watkins is a retired Air Force staff sergeant who proudly served in Iraq and Afghanistan. She risked her life for the freedom of others, surviv...

Obama Administration Delays Deadline To End Chronic Homelessness Because Of Budget Constraints

Associated Press | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration said Monday it has pushed back by one year its goal for ending chronic homelessness among the general publ...

Frat Brothers Building Tiny Houses For Homeless

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.07.2014 | Impact

A new Alabama fraternity has already redefined what it means to be a "brother." Phi Kappa Psi has only had a presence at the University of Alabama ...

Making Our Veterans Visible

Elan Barnehama | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
Elan Barnehama

What happens to the men and women in uniform is all of our responsibility. They go where they are asked (told really), sent by leaders we elect and funded by dollars we contribute. Even if we are wary of their missions, we must never avoid them.

Woman In Bikini Takes 'Selfies 4 The Homeless' To Raise Funds For Vet Living On The Streets

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.22.2014 | Impact

Just when we thought the“Selfies with Homeless People” trend was on its way out, another similarly questionable photo stunt sprung up. Tired o...

Sketches Of Homeless Vets Combatting Addiction Reveal Deep Struggles No Photo Could Capture

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact

Some just made one slip. Other members of this group of veterans never stood a chance against the soothe of drugs and alcohol. Fort Lyon, a militar...

Vet, 97, Booted From Retirement Home Into Shelter For Ukulele Playing, Other 'Disturbances'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.01.2014 | Impact

At 97, James Farrell doesn’t need much. Just a safe place to play his ukulele and tell the occasional battlefield story. But the three-time war ...

After Afghanistan

Laura Paull | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Laura Paull

I saw a skinny, old, homeless guy with a guitar sitting at a table outside with his stuff. I biked about two blocks past, then thought, the hell with it, I'm going to buy me a cup of coffee there and buy him one too. I turned around and rode back.

What Will Happen To Homeless Vets When VA Declares Vet Homelessness 'Over' Next Year?

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact

By all accounts, the U.S has made impressive strides in putting an end to veteran homelessness. From 2010 to 2013, the number of vets sleeping on t...

Did Not Make It Home for the Holidays

Marc Joseph | Posted 03.02.2014 | Impact
Marc Joseph

The weather this past December not only played havoc on retail sales, but ruined many holiday celebrations by causing electrical outages, undelivered packages and relatives unable to travel to be with family.

Veteran From Popular Makeover Video Arrested

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.21.2013 | Crime

A homeless U.S. Army vet who became a viral sensation thanks to a video showing him getting a makeover has been arrested. James Wolf, 54, was arres...

Once Homeless Vet Builds Houses For People In Need

Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact

After losing her job and her home, Air Force veteran Regina Best felt that she had hit rock bottom. But she wasn’t willing to give up. “There...

Why You Should Show Our Female Vets Some Love

Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA

In February, we're told that our minds should revolve around foil-wrapped chocolates, bouquets of flowers and celebrating how much our loved ones mean to us. But we should also remember the military women struggling to return to their civilian lives as mothers, wives and friends.

What It's Like to Tell People You're Homeless

Carey Fuller | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Carey Fuller

Homeless. To many that word might as well be a scarlet "H" stamped across your forehead once you end up in it but as I often tell people, it is an experience, not a personality trait.

Eleanor Goldberg

Vet Hunters: Keeping Vets Together Is Key To Ending Veteran Homelessness | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact

After Jason Snyder finished a tour in Afghanistan, where he says he cleaned up the remains of soldiers blown up by IEDs, he was eager to start over. B...

Partnership Leads to New Beginning for Homeless Veterans

Christy Respress | Posted 01.09.2013 | DC
Christy Respress

This year, Veteran's Day marks a new beginning for many homeless veterans in the District who are benefiting from an innovative housing program and critical community partnerships.

5 Ways To Support Military Members This Veterans Day

The Huffington Post | Zoe Mintz | Posted 03.19.2013 | Impact

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, we honor our nation’s military men and women who have made tremendous sacrifices for their country. But sometimes thei...

My Reflections as a Homeless Mother on Tavis Smiley and Cornel West's Poverty 2.0 Tour

Carey Fuller | Posted 11.13.2012 | Black Voices
Carey Fuller

Kudos to Tavis Smiley and Cornel West as they embark on their Poverty 2.0 tour but as a homeless mother, I'd like to know when they'll be in Seattle soon...

VA Leadership An 'Absurd Vision' For Ailing Veterans

Time | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact

I remember very clearly the moment I knew I would be leaving the Army. It came in late 2007, a few months before I shipped out on my second Iraq tour....

Labor Department Commits $20 Million To Get Homeless Vets Jobs

Posted 07.03.2012 | Impact

Homeless veterans got some welcome news on the job front Monday. The U.S. Department of Labor announced it will commit more than $20 million to fu...

The Community "Don't" Care Ordinance Will Make More Veterans Homeless

Gregory C. Scott | Posted 09.02.2012 | Los Angeles
Gregory C. Scott

In a misguided attempt to address nuisance "group homes," the proposed Community Care Facilities Ordinance (CCFO) will make it illegal to have unrelated people share a home in any residential neighborhood anywhere in L.A.

Out of Touch While Others Run Out of Time

Carey Fuller | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Carey Fuller

Equally interesting about the city's so-called focus group is that not one of them was a homeless person or an advocate out on the streets or else I would've seen them by now. The focus group was slanted from the beginning.

Helping D.C.'s Unemployed Veterans

Street Sense | Posted 02.15.2012 | DC

By Brandon Cooper Street Sense Lewis Russell, 55, of Hyattsville, Md., has been unemployed for more than a year and a half. He came to the 16th...

Jessica Prois

Homeless Female Vets Double In Population, Call For Employment Help | Jessica Prois | Posted 03.27.2012 | Impact

The fact that many homeless female veterans are middle-aged, divorced, unemployed and single mothers is more than just research on paper for Jennifer ...