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Our homeless veteran population includes individuals who served our country at different times and in different places -- from World War II to recent conflicts. Research shows that veterans who served in Vietnam era are at the greatest risk of homelessness. But veterans who are just returning from conflict often have disabilities such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and traumatic brain injuries that are known to be correlated with homelessness. Homeless women veterans are also more common now than ever before.
Housing First and rapid re-housing strategies are key for many veterans experiencing homelessness. We must also provide support -- either through permanent supportive housing or community connections to support services -- for those with severe mental health conditions and physical disabilities.
From Our Members
Robert R. McCormick Foundation - Veteran Program Strategy
William S. Abell Foundation - Final Report on the Five-year Strategic Initiative on Homelessness of the William S. Abell Foundation