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Shedding Light on America’s Homeless Veterans [Infographic]

This year, Veterans Day was observed on November 11, but the entire month of November is a time to consider the sacrifices our nation’s veterans. As we honor their heroic deeds, we must also remember that veterans often face hardships when they return home. Now is a time to raise awareness of the serious issues servicemembers experience and to learn more about what’s being done to help them.

One of the major challenges facing veterans is homelessness. Of the 636,017 homeless people in the United States, 67,495 are veterans. Veterans are twice as likely to become chronically homeless as other Americans. This is due, in part, to veterans’ heightened risk of unemployment, foreclosure and poverty. Check out this Infographic, Shedding Light on America’s Homeless Veterans, to learn more about this demographic of homeless Americans and how the government and nonprofit organizations are addressing the issue.

Shedding Light on America's Homeless Veterans via MSW@USC

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  • Edith

    It is pity that the men who fought for our country have to cope with homelessness and poverty. This issue should be addressed by the government because veterans are important part of contemporary society.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/cjwvbw British Bride

    Vetspace Inc. in Gainesville Florida is doing their part by providing homeless veterans with
    transitional housing and /or supportive services that facilitates in obtaining then maintaining permanent housing; securing and/or increasing income; improving mental and physical wellbeing and stopping the
    cycle of homelessness.

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