Homeless Veterans (Resources (Wounded Warrior Homes. (2016). Why Are There…
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National Alliance to End Homelessness. (April 22, 2015). Fact Sheet: Veteran Homelessness. Retrieved on May 28, 2017, from
HUD USER. (2012). Tackling Veteran Homelessness With HUDStat. Retrieved on May 28, 2017, from
National Coalition for the Homeless. (2009, September). Homeless veterans. Retrieved on May 28, 2017, from
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The Prior stressors before getting deployed such as abuse or physical assault can affect the way a person act when they return from the military.
After the battle the person cannot deal with what he or she saw while being deployed.
Not being able to find a job because he or she is disabled, have health and mental problems, and cognitive issues. (Vogt, Proctor, King, and Vasterling, 2007).
According to National Coalition for the Homeless, “Women veterans and those with disabilities including post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury are more likely to become homeless, and a higher percentage of veterans returning from the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq have these characteristics” (National Coalition for the Homeless, 2009).
About homeless Veterans
In January 2014, the United States had 49,933 homeless veterans which represent 8.6 percent of the homeless population. (National Alliance to End Homelessness, 2014).
Most Veterans experience homelessness because of posttraumatic stress disorder, disabilities, physical injuries, and other issues that make it hard for them to get employment and live a regular life. (HUD USER,2012).
More than half of homeless Veterans are disable. HUD USER,2012).
If female Veterans experience sexual trauma while serving in the military, she is more likely to experience homelessness. (National Alliance to End Homelessness, 2015).
Some Veterans experience homelessness because they have a hard time returning back to civilian life. (National Alliance to End Homelessness, 2015)
Veterans experience homelessness because of affordable housing and low wage jobs.(National Alliance to End Homelessness, 2015)
91% of homeless Veterans are males.(National Alliance to End Homelessness, 2015).
This website was created to educate people on homeless Veterans and how big the problem is. Veterans should not have to worry about a place to live after serving this country.
HUD works with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help Veterans find affordable housing. The website is
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs(VA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provide Veterans with assistance.
The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program works to prevent homelessness. The program helps with re-housing veterans and provides financial assistance. (National Alliance to End Homelessness, 2015).
Mo's Hero's is a program that help homeless veterans find jobs, housing, counseling, food, and transportation. The program is a non-profit organization that operate off of donations. The website to the program is
Wounded Warrior Homes is a non-profit program that provides housing and resources to homeless Veterans. (Wounded Warrior Homes,2016).
VA's Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program provide Veterans with transition housing and services centers for Veterans. (National Coalition for the Homeless, 2009).
Veterans can benefit from the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help live a normal life. According Rubin,"EMDR is a comprehensive psychotherapy treatment approach based on an eight-phase model that was originally focused on treating trauma in adult clients" Rubin, 2012)
One way to help the homeless Veterans is to get local and state leaders to help stop Veteran Homelessness. According to the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, “Public support from your state and local leaders is essential to securing and aligning the resources and partners you need to end Veteran homelessness in your community” (United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2015).
Increase connections to employment so that Veterans are able to get a job with the help of support services. For example, Continuum of Care, VA Medical Center, and the workforce systems. The community can have a job fair just for Veterans. One way to help the homeless Veterans is to get local and state leaders to help stop Veteran Homelessness. (United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, 2015).
All Veterans should be able to have a place to live, food to eat, health insurance, a chance to get an education, and have a chance to get their issues worked on or solved after serving his or her country. (Wounded Warrior Homes, 2016).