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Veteran Homelessness

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Veteran Homelessness

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking decisive action to end Veteran homelessness in five years.  All Veterans at risk for homelessness or attempting to exit homelessness must have easy access to programs and services.  VA offers a variety of resources, programs, and benefits which are detailed below.

Prevention Services

Includes the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, the Veteran Justice Outreach Program, and the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program.

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Housing Support Services

Includes information and resources to provide permanent or temporary housing and ongoing case management and treatment services for homeless Veterans.

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Includes healthcare for homeless Veterans, healthcare and other services for Veterans exiting prison, information on Veteran Stand Downs, Drop-In Centers, and VA’s Homeless Veteran Dental Assistance Program.

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Employment/Job Training

Includes information on VA’s Compensated Work Therapy program where homeless Veterans earn pay while learning new job skills, relearning successful work habits, and regaining a sense of self-esteem and self-worth.

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Benefits/Other Services

Includes information about homeless Veteran Benefit Assistance and other programs, which provide necessary services to homeless Veterans.

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Other Resources

Includes the National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans, Project CHALENG, and other Non-VA resources for homeless assistance.

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Written by americanveterannewspaper

October 20, 2011 at 1:44 am

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