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The Path Home for Women Veterans (Article 4 of 4-part Series About Women Veteran Homelessness)

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Category: Housing/Experiencing Homelessness - National

This article is the fourth (bonus) article in a four-part series titled "Coming Out of the Shadows: Women Veterans and Homelessness," offering more insights and connections to resources. It focuses on the differences between female and male veterans' circumstances leading to unstable housing and/or homelessness (why and when) and their choices once in need of housing. Also addressed are the current challenges of tracking homeless veterans within federal, state, and community institutions, which adversely impacts accurate collection of data. Without a clear understanding of the prevalence of veteran homelessness, funding and services will not follow. Because homeless women veterans do not typically present in the same service provider venues as homeless male veterans, they are less likely to be accounted for and served. Understanding that navigating housing resources continues to be a major barrier, the author of this series provided a housing locator tool (WomenVeteransHousing.com) specific to women veterans with the capacity to add housing information. Other resources are also posted on this site. Many helpful references are linked in this article.

The links to the three articles preceding this fourth "bonus" article, are noted in the last paragraph of this article.

Read the full article at: The Huffington Post