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LA County Approves $7 Million to Help Homeless—Especially Women, Veterans

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 | Category: Housing/Experiencing Homelessness - California

The Los Angeles Board of Supervisors approved $7 million to help get homeless individuals, particularly women and veterans, off the street and into housing quickly. About $1.2 million of the $5 million was designated to launch the "Home for Heroes" program.

Homeless Wounded Women Warriors

Sunday, November 8, 2015 | Category: Housing/Experiencing Homelessness - National

Author David Walker takes an unabashed look at who is eligible to serve in the military, why so many are not qualified, and notes that less than 1% are serving in the U.S. military. His words: "We can only thank God so many women are picking up the slack. Were it not for women, all of the services would be short-handed." Mr. Walker then discusses homelessness amongst women veterans. The Washington Times contributed more than $60,000 for the "Female Veterans With Children Transitional Housing Facility" in Washington, D.C. There are two houses. One houses six veterans and the other 13 female veterans with children.

How Can We End Homelessness Among Female Veterans?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | Category: Housing/Experiencing Homelessness - National

A recently released report offers a four-pronged approach to address homelessness among female veterans. The University of Southern California Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families and the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, conducted the research resulting in a call to action for government organizations, non-governmental agencies and philanthropic entities to collaborate and provide resources to fill the gaps that make women veterans vulnerable to homelessness.

Female Veterans Pose Homeless Challenge for VA

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | Category: Housing/Experiencing Homelessness - National

The VA has a goal to end veteran homelessness, which means there are no veterans sleeping on our streets and every veteran has access to permanent housing. Some female veterans question whether that goal will be met.

The number of women wounded by their war service is at a zenith and so are their problems.

Clinic Offers D.C.'s Homeless Veterans Health Care, Services

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | Category: Housing/Experiencing Homelessness - District of Columbia

The 21st annual day-long homeless veteran stand down was conducted by he VA Medical Center in D.C. Veterans received health screenings, dental care, vaccinations and psycho-social services.

U.S. Must Do More to Reduce Homelessness Among Female Veterans

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Category: Housing/Experiencing Homelessness - National

There are about 10,000 female veterans experiencing homelessness. Their situations are often complex and life on the streets makes veterans more vulnerable to sexual predators. What are their risk factors for homelessness? What are the barriers to employment and housing?

Is This How to End Homelessness?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | Category: Housing/Experiencing Homelessness - National

Coordinator at the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness, is a Housing First advocate. Is the claim that veteran homelessness has come to an end untrue? The coordinator notes that in a transient population, people will always be coming in and out. She stated: “We like to say we’ve reached a point of functional zero, much like ‘full employment’ means four per cent are unemployed.”

Up to 48,000 Afghan, Iraq Vets at Risk for Homelessness

Friday, January 17, 2014 | Category: Housing/Experiencing Homelessness - National

The Veterans Administration released that nearly 50,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans were either homeless or in a federal program aimed at keeping them off the streets during 2013. This is almost triple the number in 2011.

The Sad Reason Homeless Female Veterans Aren't Seeking Help from the VA

Monday, September 30, 2013 | Category: Housing/Experiencing Homelessness - National

Like men, women veterans also may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, some because of sexual assault. They may return home and find that family support has vanished. Or they may have returned to jobs that no exist.

Trauma Sets Female Veterans Adrift Back Home

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | Category: Housing/Experiencing Homelessness - National

Women veterans the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. They are often-invisible, "bouncing between sofa and air mattress, overnighting in public storage lockers, living in cars and learning to park inconspicuously on the outskirts of shopping centers to avoid the violence of the streets." Pathways to homelessness differ between male and female veterans. Military Sexual Trauma (MST), from assaults or harassment during their service which can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder, is a common pathway for women veterans.

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