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Trauma Sets Female Veterans Adrift Back Home

Date Posted: 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.

Read the full article at: New York Times