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Houston Becomes Largest City to Effectively End Veteran Homelessness

Last week, Houston Mayor Annise Parker joined hundreds of service providers, community members and business leaders to announce that the city had built the system necessary to effectively end veteran homelessness. 742 more words

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It's Hard to Take Memorial Day Seriously.

It’s honestly hard for me to take Memorial Day seriously as a sober day of remembrance for those who died in war allegedly to “protect our freedoms.” Of course there’s the fact that it’s now celebrated with BBQs and long weekends celebrating the onset of summer, making a mockery of what the day is supposed to be about, but it’s much more than that. 518 more words

Happy Memorial Day...Now let's show the vets we really care

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) states that about 12% of the adult homeless population are veterans the majority are single; live in urban areas; and suffer from mental illness, alcohol and/or substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders. 310 more words

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First Lady Honors New Orleans for Ending Veteran Homelessness, Announces New Resources

On Monday in New Orleans, first lady Michelle Obama joined Mayor Mitch Landrieu and community members to congratulate them for becoming the first city in the nation to achieve the goal of the… 865 more words

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5 Reasons Veteran Homelessness in This State Dropped 75% in 100 Days

The Commonwealth of Virginia is poised to be the first state to end veteran homelessness, providing hope – and evidence – that we can end this national disgrace. 1,281 more words

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2015 the Year to End Vet Homelessness & Restore VA Trust ?

The year 2015 could bring about some momentous changes for veterans.

First, it is the year that the Department of Veterans Affairs set as the deadline for ending veteran homelessness according to a… 496 more words

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Despite first lady’s vow to end veteran homelessness, VA fails miserably

Over 400,000 who called for help weren’t served, audit finds

By Kellan Howell – The Washington Times – Wednesday, December 3, 2014

While first lady… 711 more words