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Stand Down for Homeless Veterans Deemed Success

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From haircuts to food to disability claims, roughly 150 veterans received help Saturday during an event sponsored by the Hampton VA Medical Center and the Military Affairs Committee in Hampton.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – August 16, 2013

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’d heard the horror stories from other Vets and wondered if VA was just another government bureaucracy, but when the clerk (herself a Veteran) sat down with me, it was painless.

The Great Imposition

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Like a covert inquisition without the obvious torture and murder of the Spanish Inquisition, an evil plague has descended on America that is transforming it from a representative Republic based on Freedom and Liberty to an open air Prison Camp.

VA Official Visits Santa Monica to Address Homeless Vets

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Dr. Tommy Sowers is a former U.S. Army Special Forces officer and was the 2010 Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in Missouri’s 8th congressional district before being sworn in on Aug. 20, 2012 as assistant secretary for public and intergovernmental affairs for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Louisville launches the state’s first veterans court

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Louisville will launch the first ever veterans court in Kentucky. The court will give veterans services and programs that are not available to average civilians. A federal grant is covering the cost of the court.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 26 2012

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On Sept. 25, VA Secretary Shinseki was the keynote speaker at the National Indian Health Board Annual Consumer Conference in Denver.

Grant Will Help Local Vets Get Work, Keep Homes

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A Massachusetts-based nonprofit group is coming to the Jersey Shore this fall to administer a $1 million federal grant that will help homeless veterans and those at risk of losing their homes.

NCHV Announces Teleconferences on Homeless Female Veterans

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Homeless female veterans face many barriers in obtaining gainful employment. In fiscal year (FY) 2010, 77% of homeless female veterans were unemployed.

Job Training Grants to Assist Nearly 9,000 Homeless Vets

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Some 8,600 homeless veterans will benefit from $15 million in grant money for job training through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis said today.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News March 23, 2012

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VA Releases Disability Benefits Questionnaires.

Homeless Women Veteran on the Rise; VA Improving Services

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VA’s efforts to provide housing and health care support for women Veterans have never been more critical.

Days of Awareness and About The Money: Part 1

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"I was a firefighter for twenty-two years and lost my house over $2,000.00"-Booker T. Perry of Orlando, Fl.

Collaborating to Relocate Homeless Vets

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The Salvation Army, working with the Hampton VA Medical Center and in partnership with the City of Hampton, will relocate Veterans currently housed in a leased building on the medical center campus.

VA Seeing Spike In Homeless Vets With Families

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Andy and Miriam Miranda don’t fit the historical profile of homeless veterans. Former teachers with master’s degrees who have a six-year-old son, they have lost a house to foreclosure and were evicted from an apartment for falling behind on rent.

Food Drive for Homeless Veterans

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VA Butler Healthcare's Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (HPDP) Program Committee recently organized a food drive to support local homeless Veterans.

Heroes Village

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As part of its “Plan to End Veteran Homelessness,” the Veterans Administra-tion (VA) estimates there is a critical need for about 90,000 units of perma-nent housing for homeless and low-income veterans.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 30, 2012

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The National Salute to Veteran Patients program encourages all Americans to visit and volunteer at VA medical centers and to send letters of thanks or valentines to those who have protected our nation.

Veterans’ Homelessness Drops Amid Partnerships, Outreach

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The U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development today announced that a new national report shows that homelessness among veterans has been reduced by nearly 12 percent between January 2010 and January 2011.

Veterans-For-Change Working to Assist Homelessness for Veterans

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Veterans returning home from combat duty are under the impression they are ready and able to find work, and a stable, safe home environment.

All Men Are Created Equal – Except Homeless Veterans

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Since our nations founding, America's Veterans have fought for our liberties contained within our Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Tribes of the Veterans who are Homeless

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After founding and then running a shelter for homeless veterans for a number of years, I began to see patterns of pathology among the clients.

Homeless Outreach Campaign

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Having hung up their cleats and sweat socks, area sports legends took up a new task on October 12th: ending homelessness among American veterans.

The Politics of Keeping Homeless Veterans …. Homeless

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When will Congressman Henry Waxman and Senator Dianne ever get serious about providing shelter for the 20,000 Veterans living homeless and hungry on the dangerous streets of Los Angeles, our nation’s capital for homeless Veterans?

Stand-down for Homeless Veterans

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New England’s cold winters can be tough on everyone, but every winter is toughest on those among us who don’t have a roof over their heads.

Declaration of Ownership

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FOR CENTURIES, nations have waged war over land ownership and territory boundaries. After America’s triumphant victory in the Revolutionary War, the United States Government appreciatively awarded personal land ownership to those who sacrificed on behalf of our new Nation.

Public Toilets vs. Homeless Veterans

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The office staff has not come to the aid of a homeless Female Veteran last weekend who was denied shelter and care at the Los Angels VA.

More News About Homeless Female Veteran

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This past week a homeless Female Veteran was denied shelter and care at the West Los Angeles VA and forced to live for five days outside the entry gate to the National Veterans Home.

New Dental Clinic Aids Homeless Veterans

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Nearly 137,000 Veterans in the United States are homeless.

APNewsBreak: Vets Agency Gives Businesses The Boot

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is booting a bus company, a car rental firm and a commercial laundry from its sprawling campus a few miles from the ocean as it tries to counter accusations that it puts commercial interests ahead of housing homeless vets.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – August 29, 2011

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Did you know that VA’s Health Services Research & Development Service (VA HSR&D) is working to support Secretary Shinseki’s pledge to end Veteran homelessness by 2014?

VA Focuses on Prevention to End Veteran Homelessness

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Veteran homelessness is a critical issue: The economic downturn continues and thousands of service members leave the military every year to a tough job market.

Five Year Plan for Ending Homelessness for Veterans

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VISN 10 has developed a Five Year Plan to end homelessness among Veterans that is centered on VHA’s six strategic pillars. Each pillar is important to have in place for the plan to be successful.

Homeless Women Veterans Shelter

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The new women Veterans shelter located at 1214 Route 50 in Ballston Spa, New York is called the Guardian House. The shelter is a historic home and designed for homeless women Veterans.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – July 12, 2011

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The New England Center for Homeless Veterans is having our 2nd annual Harbor Cruise this Thursday, July 14th, from 6-9.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – July 07, 2011

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Neither rain nor wind, nor heat and humidity dampened the enthusiasm of participants and volunteers during the first national VA2K, held on June 2 across VA.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – June 17, 2011

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VA is continuing to develop housing opportunities for homeless and at–risk Veterans by adding 34 VA locations across the country, which will increase the Department’s available beds by over 5,000.

VA Seeks to Expand Housing for Homeless Veterans & Their Families

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The St. Cloud VA Health Care System has been selected as a site for development of a new building for homeless or at-risk Veterans and their families through public-private partnerships and VA’s enhanced-use lease (EUL) program.

Homeless Family Saved from Streets of Stockton

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Thousands of homeless Veterans find shelter each year through a little-known program called the Housing and Urban Development

Searching for The Enemy

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Everyone who serves in the U.S. Military takes an Oath to defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Rarely does our Military have a problem finding the foreign enemy.

Homeless Veteran Finds Help through VA

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Betty is an Air Force Veteran who served from 1979-1983. She was proud to have served her country, and of her accomplishments, but while in the service, she suffered two sexual attacks that left her with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from Military Sexual Trauma (MST).