Understanding the Homeless Veterans Crisis
With over 100,000 homeless veterans and many others at risk for homelessness, the Department of Veterans Affairs laid out a plan to combat homelessness by offering easy access to homeless veterans' shelters and programs.
Many complex factors affect homelessness, and there's no question that a community effort is needed to reach out and help homeless veterans. Assistance is available, but many people don't know where to turn.
That's where the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans comes in. The trained VA counselors can point people in the right direction and get them the resources they need.
Some of the factors that contribute to homelessness are:
These factors are compounded when veterans don't have adequate social support. This is why a group effort is needed to help end the homelessness crisis; it's going to take the efforts not only of the Department of Veterans Affairs, but also community- and faith-based organizations, as well as the general public.
How the VA Homeless Hotline Can Help
If you or someone you know is facing homelessness, take heart that there are resources out there for homeless veterans. For assistance and referrals, you can call the national hotline at 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838) and speak to a VA specialist.
You can call to request various types of useful information, which could be anything from how to find employment assistance through the VA's Compensated Work Therapy program to locating local homeless veterans' shelters.
It's likely that displaced veterans simply aren't aware of the free services that are available that could greatly benefit them and possibly turn their lives around for the better. If you know of a veteran in need, pass along the hotline info so they can be able to take advantage of all the outreach services and programs.
You Have the Power to Help a Disabled American Veteran!
Medical evidence is a critical component in the successful fight for veterans' disability benefits. Unfortunately, many veterans lack the financial resources to obtain an independent medical exam (IME) that can provide this crucial evidence.
At Care for Disabled Veterans we focus on connecting qualified veterans to doctors and health care facilities that provide IME services for disability claims. We are a non-profit organization that relies on donations to help provide the funding necessary to obtain these records and help disabled American veterans qualify for combat-related disability benefits. Request our free guide for veterans and caregivers or contact us today to learn more - 1-877-617-2170.
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