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Veteran Homelessness

VA Couldn't Help This Homeless Vet With Disabilities, So A Bunch Of Strangers Stepped In Instead

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact

When Lonnie Whitfield, a homeless veteran with disabilities, learned that he would have to continue living out of his car because the VA couldn’t he...

Eleanor Goldberg

'They May Have Been Heroes' Photos Spotlight Fact That Homeless Vets Deserve Better | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact

The VA scandal has awakened the nation to the lengthy wait times that veteran patients have had to endure for healthcare. But the failings of the vete...

Amid VA Scandal, Michelle Obama Offers Reminder That Vet Homelessness Is Down 24%

Posted 06.12.2014 | Impact

NANCY BENAC, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday set out to show that not all the news coming out of Washin...

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...

Funeral Held For Homeless Veteran With Mental Illness Who 'Baked To Death' In Jail Cell

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 04.25.2014 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — A mentally ill, homeless former Marine who died in an overheated jail cell more than two months ago was a giving and kind person, hi...

VA Faces Backlash, Reverses 'Morally Wrong' Cuts That Would Affect Homeless Veterans

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact

The Department of Veteran Affairs is hoping a reversal in policy will appease some community groups fighting veteran homelessness. After conducting...

New Program Takes Big Step In The Fight Against Veteran Homelessness

Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact

A new residential treatment facility aimed at preventing homelessness among veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan opened in San Diego on Monday...

Can A City Really 'End' Homelessness? | Posted 12.27.2013 | Impact

Last week, the city of Phoenix made a startling announcement. The Arizona capital had previously identified 222 chronically homeless veterans living i...

US Homelessness Drops Third Year In A Row

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 11.21.2013 | Impact

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of homeless people in the U.S. declined for a third straight year, helped by sharp dropoffs in veteran and chronic home...

The Sad Reason Female Vets Aren't Seeking Help

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 11.30.2013 | Los Angeles

She once wore Army-issue green, then earned the rank of E-3 seaman in the U.S. Navy. But when Serwa Scorza left the uniform, insignia and base behind...

Oh, These Gnawing Questions

H.F. Bhojani | Posted 11.24.2013 | Impact
H.F. Bhojani

"What am I going to eat today?" Curtis Lipscomb wakes up with this gnawing question. It's exactly noon on Saturday.

We Can Beat Phoenix in Ending Veteran Homelessness

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

You might be wondering what I was doing at boot camp last week. Well, let me just say that this was a very special kind of boot camp. The Rapid Resul...

Homeless -- and Happy -- at Age 92

William Laney | Posted 10.14.2013 | Impact
William Laney

Michelangelo is -- at age 92 -- homeless. But more important, Michelangelo is -- at age 92 -- a happy camper. And the words "happy camper" are appropriate, for they describe a man who enjoys, as he does, living close to nature.

New Directions for Veterans Unveiled

Gregory C. Scott | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Gregory C. Scott

The name New Directions for Veterans and the new tagline - Putting Veterans First Since 1992 - will be tied to building on New Directions' history and many years of service to homeless veterans.

This Homeless Vet Gives Flowers To Strangers To Brighten Their Day

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact

David Norton doesn’t have a home, but he has plenty of gifts to hand out to make people happy. The Navy veteran, who lives in West Virginia, stro...

Formerly Homeless Dying Marine Faces Eviction

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact

Robert Lorentz has just a few months to live, so friends and family have banded by his bedside to make the most of the Iraq War veteran’s waning day...

Combatting Wrath With Patience: 7 Virtues + 7 Vices For Our Vets

Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA | Posted 08.10.2013 | Impact
Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA

Faced with joblessness, homelessness and severe emotional scarring, many of our veterans are getting pretty angry -- and rightfully so. The problem is, this deadly sin has a track record for making problems worse, and the last thing our warriors deserve is more turmoil coloring their new post-war normal.

Our Homeless Female Veterans: All Too Often, a 'Double Betrayal of Trust'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

In his foreword to the "2011 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress," released in November 2012, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun ...

Female Vets Are Fastest Growing Segment Of Homeless Population | Posted 02.28.2013 | Impact

Even as the Pentagon lifts the ban on women in combat roles, returning servicewomen are facing a battlefield of a different kind: they are now the fas...

Yoga: How We Serve Veterans and the Homeless While Homeless

Rob Schware | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Rob Schware

As defense spending cuts limit vital benefits for veterans and our country increasingly faces the issue of veteran homelessness, we offer this interview with Mark Francis-Mullen, who became a certified yoga teacher and taught yoga at the Denver VA Regional Medical Center while homeless.

5 Ways To Help Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact

The number of homeless people in the U.S. remained steady last year, underscoring just how much work needs to be done to actually lower the number of ...

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.

VA Doles Out $100 Million To End Veteran Homelessness

Huffington Post | Laura Rothkopf | Posted 07.26.2012 | Impact

The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking further action to end veteran homelessness by 2015. This week, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. ...

David Daugherty: A Matter of Heart

Mark Cubbege | Posted 09.10.2012 | Impact
Mark Cubbege

Long before David was officially diagnosed with PTSD, the veteran of both the Army National Guard and the Air Force experienced anger, hyper-vigilance, withdrawal and a compulsion to seek solace in alcohol.

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...