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SARASOTA -- Gerald Doty struggled with a range of issues after serving his country. His path led to drugs and alcohol addiction, homelessness and problems with the law. Now, at 61, the Navy veteran is fighting prostate cancer, with an hourlong bus ride from his home in Bradenton to the C.W. Bill ...
Quilters Deb Binger (left) and her mother, Bonnie Camp (right), hug Vietnam veteran Richard Butler after draping a new quilt around his shoulders at the James A. Peterson Veterans Village in Racine. Quilts of Valor made and donated quilts to 15 homeless veterans Wednesday night. Meg ...

A West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs office has partnered with a non-profit organization to provide parking stalls to homeless veterans living in their cars. ... Adam Halvorsen, a homeless veteran who has been living in his van for almost a year with his girlfriend, Angela Del Castillo, says the couple ... homeless
"Today, we're increasingly close to a moment where we can declare an end to veteran homelessness, once and for all," he said. The veterans were nothing short of grateful Friday. "I'm happy to just not be homeless," Haritos said. "I'm just happy to just have an opportunity to work. I'm happy to be able ...
Kyle Lawrenz, a Gulf War veteran who served in the Air Force, receives a quilt from Quilts of Valor members on Wednesday at the James A. Peterson Veterans Village in Racine, a facility that offers 15 tiny homes for homeless veterans.
The former Army combat clerk is the third recipient of a Hero's Home, a new program pairing disabled, homeless veterans with affordable housing. "I felt like I had lost ... After a period of homelessness, the mother of three reached out to veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) for help. That's when ...

Using vehicles as a primary shelter has become a fact of life in Los Angeles, where more than 34,000 people are homeless. However, neighbors and businesses complain about the trash and human waste from the parked campers, cars and RVs. Those who live in the vehicles criticize city rules ...
It works to reduce veteran homelessness, providing funding for both the housing and support services that are essential for ending homelessness among ... more than 87,000 vouchers have been awarded, and approximately 144,000 homeless veterans have been served through the HUD-VASH ... veterans
The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs continued their effort to end homelessness among military ... "There is no greater responsibility than to end Veteran homeless and to make certain that those who have served our nation have a home they can ...
“This is Chi Chi, my little fur baby,” said Proffitt. She plans to take Boy and Fuzz for regular visits once Harrell starts his program at the Veterans Hospital. "They're good people. They'll take care of them and make sure they have food and everything,” said Harrell. The veteran feels at peace now knowing his ...
(BPT) - There are 18.8 million veterans in the U.S., according to the most recent U.S. Census. More than 9 million are seeking treatment at their local U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs medical center, and more than 39,000 are homeless on any given night, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and ...
None of the television or newspaper reporters who covered the story, however, noted Garrido's involvement in a push against an affordable-housing development in Jefferson Park that would prioritize veterans. The site, at 5150 N. Northwest Highway, would be just steps away from the shack Johnson used ...
"We work hard for all our clients but it's important to us to work especially hard for our veterans. When I had the opportunity to help David and I saw him struggling, I knew we would make it work for him. We had to. Him being a veteran just struck a chord with me. He fought for this country. That deserves our ...
Napa man, combat veteran supports homeless veterans through 'Operation Good To Go'. MARIA SESTITO msestito@napanews.com ... “Every veteran trains in basic training to survive in the field. Every homeless veteran is surviving in the field of homelessness. So why not put everything you need to ...
Rashid then told Mr. Biden that he has had problems receiving a housing voucher from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The voucher could help him move off the streets to live in some kind of secure and clean housing. Joe Biden listened to Rashid, then went back inside the movie house to find a ...
Worcester County saw an increase in the number of adult homeless individuals in 2017 for the third consecutive year. Of particular concern, the number of chronically homeless people, both veterans and non-veterans, increased from 41 to 60 in 2017, according to Mr. Augustus. As part of the Task Force, ...
The family shelter last year provided beds for at least one night to 143 different people, 47 of whom were children, while the veteran's shelter averages about 100 different veterans a year staying there for at least one night. In a typical month the family shelter would get between 35 and 60 phone calls a ...

Various agencies are planning a "Stand Down" event for homeless veterans in Waterloo on Sept. 6 at the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum in Waterloo. From left are Black Hawk County Veteran Affairs director Kevin Dill, Rachel Carter-Shadle of the Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, ...
MOUNT HOLLY SPRINGS, CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. -- A thrift shop is transforming the lives of veterans in one part of Cumberland County. Providing them with work, job skills, and even a place to call home. The transition from military to civilian life can be difficult, just ask Johnathan Locke. “When I got ...
Nobody working to house homeless veterans takes too much time to congratulate themselves on their successes. But Ken Leslie, homeless advocate and founder of 1Matters and its military veteran-focused Veterans Matter splinter group, took some time Monday morning to recognize more than 2,000 ...
Trina Patty, Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs homeless veteran coordinator, said officials can only estimate the number of homeless veterans in the state. The best estimate is through “point in time” counts each January where various groups go out and physically count as many homeless ...
One of the persistent problems in ending veteran homelessness is when homeless veterans have a voucher in hand but are unable to redeem it for housing, according to Leo Flor, King County's manager of the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services levy and a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
For a little under a year, Adam John Halvorsen and his girlfriend, Angela Del Castillo, have been living in her minivan on the streets of Southern California. "We know how to blend in," Halvorsen said. "Just don't look homeless, you know?" The couple drives around constantly to avoid citations, safety ... Los Angeles
One organization is aiming to end veteran homelessness, however, one tiny house at a time; the Veterans Community Project in Kansas City, MO. has started by building a “Veterans Village” of tiny houses for homeless vets in an empty lot in their city. The organization, which was founded by three veterans, ... Los Angeles
HopeSource helps provide affordable housing solutions for homeless veterans through Support Services for Veteran Families. However, Stine noticed other practical needs were not being met, including clothing, toiletries and furniture for veterans who find housing. Stine works alongside Michael Porter, ... Los Angeles
PHILADELPHIA — After receiving nearly $400,000 in donations, a homeless veteran from North Carolina who spent his last $20 to help a woman when she ran out of gas in Philadelphia finally has a home. Kate McClure, 27, of Bordentown, New Jersey, was driving into Philadelphia on Interstate 95 to visit ... Los Angeles
Tory Flory is the homeless outreach program coordinator for Central Oregon Veterans Outreach, he said Thursday there are many reasons for the high ... rather than the overall homeless, and kind of break down what that individual is struggling with that is creating those barriers between homelessness and ... Los Angeles
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has killed a plan to shift money from a major homelessness program in response to a wave of protest from veterans' ... and HUD Secretary Ben Carson appeared at a Washington shelter to tout President Donald Trump's commitment to ending veteran homelessness. Los Angeles
Here's a phrase you hate to hear and is hard to say - homeless veterans. New government estimates on homelessness show that on a given night, more than half a million Americans are on the streets or in shelters, a slight increase from last year. Here's NPR's Quil Lawrence. QUIL LAWRENCE, BYLINE: ... Los Angeles
Bobbitt Jr. served in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked as a paramedic before becoming homeless, as he says, through bad decisions and circumstance, according to the Associated Press (via TIME). McClure was unable to repay him at the time, instead deciding to set up a GoFundMe campaign for Bobbitt ... Los Angeles
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Colonel Kevin Olson recently retired from the Army after serving 31 years, and now has a passion for helping homeless veterans. “When I walk by a homeless person I see them,” he said. “For me, it's a very personal issue.” Olson's older brother Greg, a Marine Veteran, was ... Los Angeles
Many of the cities are on the West Coast, including Seattle, San Diego and Sacramento, Calif. Overall, the nation's homeless numbers are 13 percent lower than they were in 2010 and some communities have all but eliminated homelessness among veterans, emphasized HUD Secretary Ben Carson. Los Angeles
As National Veterans and Military Families Month comes to an end, Patrick Adams is among the former service members who are thankful for a warm home in which to lie their heads at night. The U.S. Navy veteran was among several formerly homeless individuals who met with Housing and Urban ... Los Angeles
Local Veteran needs help with shelter for homeless female veterans ... Nancy Bullock-Prevot is a veteran and founder of HER, a foundation that ... Los Angeles
Baldwin Rose Family Veteran Housing Groundbreaking Ceremony Thursday, ... The development will feature 22 units for homeless veterans, 32 units for ... permanent housing and eliminate homelessness,” Thai said. Los Angeles
High school students hold funeral for homeless veteran ... “We have a lot of veterans in my own family so I know the sacrifice he made for the ... Los Angeles
said case managers were essential in helping homeless veterans retain ... so wouldn't affect the homeless veteran population that the VA serves. ... sure that veterans who are homeless or on the brink of homelessness have a ... Los Angeles
Stand Down event in Salem helps homeless veterans ... of homeless veterans, veterans at risk of homelessness and those in transition housing ... Los Angeles
The homeless veteran who died on the streets, known only as John, ... “We have a lot of veterans in my own family so I know the sacrifice he ... Los Angeles
According to American Legion Post 19, they have seen an increase in homeless veterans in the past year. On a daily basis, Jason Kodz, ... Los Angeles
Tiny Houses for homeless veterans ... He was a real strong veteran. He as an Air Force veteran who spent his service time in Alaska," Franklin ... Los Angeles
And helping veterans who are homeless, or at-risk of homelessness, and their families. "Having that option to have permanent housing that's ... Los Angeles
Metro Detroit nonprofit reaches out to help homeless veterans ... Vietnam veteran Robert Voland says nobody had ever given him brand new ... Los Angeles
Day of Dignity gives hope to Seattle's veterans, homeless ... “Here's a veteran who gave his service to his country but now he's homeless. Los Angeles
Peterson said the veteran housing program in north Florida served 350 ... Many veterans fall into homelessness or poverty because the skills ... Los Angeles
“How many times have we heard the story about the veteran who couldn't ... 60 permanent housing units in Jackson for homeless veterans. Los Angeles
NEW ORLEANS – For many Americans, Saturday was a day to honor our veterans, those on active duty and who have served in the past. Los Angeles
Efforts to fight homelessness among the veteran community appear to be paying off: The number of homeless veterans was down 40% in 2016 ... Los Angeles
Even one homeless veteran is one too many, but that is a substantial ... have declared an end to veteran homelessness within their borders. Los Angeles
Veterans Affairs should ensure that housing its homeless veterans remains a ... But veteran homelessness is a national disgrace, one that went ... Los Angeles


 

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