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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 Young ...
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 Jones ...

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 drives ...
"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 to ...
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 her ...

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 barring ...
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 program ...
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 call ...
“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 risks, ...
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, ...
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, ...


 

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