The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans helps veterans, both men and women, secure housing, nutritional needs, health care, substance and mental health care, and personal development services. Please support our veterans with a donation today. Thank you.
Our returning veterans have many obstacles to overcome. A feeling of disconnection from society is just one of many problems they face. Some men and women veterans do not have a sense of belonging, and many wind up on the streets as homeless.
At any time of the year there are thousands of homeless veterans. Of that number, over 50% have some sort of disability.
Not to be overlooked is the need to address the female homeless epidemic. The number of homeless female veterans is doubling every 48 months. Post traumatic stress disorder is the number one cause of female veteran homelessness. One of the major causes of PTSD is Military Sexual Trauma. One in five women report having experienced MST. These women are 6.5 times more likely to become homeless.
All veterans are in need of secure housing, nutritional meals, basic physical health care, substance abuse care and aftercare, mental health counseling, personal development and empowerment. Additionally, veterans need job assessment, training and placement assistance. These necessities cost money. Some of these needs are met, to a certain extent, by the Veterans Administration. But the VA needs help from the community.
Most of this help from the community needs to come in the form of employment. The homeless veterans , for the most part, want to succeed in life and a job is the first and most important goal. However getting a job is a difficult task, even for veterans.
All of these programs need additional funding from the community. The $70,000.00 for this campaign is only going to help a few veterans. Medical costs can run over $10,000.00 a year for one veteran. However, any amount of money that is pledged will greatly reduce the suffering of a homeless veteran
Please consider donating to this worthy cause today. Help our veterans find a decent place to live, and get the treatment they deserve. Thank you.