Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Our Homeless Veterans

From Lifezette:
There were about 40,000 homeless veterans on any given night, according to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2016; they comprise 11 percent of the country's homeless population, according to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans. Plus, of those 40,000, about 25,000 are able to stay in a homeless shelter — but about 15,000 of them have no shelter at all on a nightly basis, according to the Military Times. Consider some of the reasons former military personnel wind up homeless — especially after they've undergone traumatic experiences. One out of every 10 veterans who served in this country's war on terror suffers from substance abuse once back home, according to the Department of Veteran Affairs. (Read more.)

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