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Every Sunday for the last four years, 70-year-old Bob Rosebrock has faithfully manned his post at the corner of Wilshire and San Vicente boulevards, just feet from a sprawling park at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus.
Around me, 50 million Americans are homeless, living in travel trailers, in tents. 500,000 young veterans, too many with families, have applied for 100% disability compensation. All have supportable medical diagnoses of total disability. Their "paperwork" will remain in limbo for years, until they kill themselves, perhaps their families too. For the best of them, luck, as it has for me, will intercede.
Early in 2011 the Dr. Oz Show did a special show that highlighted women Veterans that were homeless. Some had Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and had been raped or experienced a military sexual trauma (MST).
The numbers are startling. The VA estimates that 107,000veterans are homeless on any given night. Approximately twice that many will experience homelessness in the course of a year's time.
Since our nations founding, America's Veterans have fought for our liberties contained within our Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Helping a Homeless Veteran is only a phone call away. VA’s Homeless Veterans Program Office is on a mission to ensure that everyone from VA employees, to first responders and civilian personnel know who and where to call should they encounter a homeless Veteran or a Veteran at-risk of becoming homeless.
At Sunday's Veterans Press Conference, Rusty Rustan, a disabled Vietnam War Veteran from Orange County, spoke on behalf of Paralyzed Veterans Association and delivered a powerful message regarding Veterans suffering from PTSD and quoted Major General Smedley Butler, a World War I hero and two-time recipient of the Medal of Honor.
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.
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced yesterday the additional award of more than $820,000 to two non-profit community agencies in southeast Texas that will serve approximately 270 homeless and at-risk Veteran families as part of the new Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.
ecretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today the award of nearly $60 million in homeless prevention grants that will serve approximately 22,000 homeless and at-risk Veteran families as part of the new Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLA) posted the Master Plan for the West Los Angeles (WLA) campus, which includes plans to expand the homeless program by renovating buildings on the historic campus.
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) continues to develop housing opportunities for homeless and at-risk Veterans by adding 34 VA locations across the country. This strategy will increase the Department’s available beds by over 5,000. VA currently has 15,000 transitional beds available to homeless Veterans
As part of an interagency effort to support America's veterans, the Labor Department today announced $37 million in grants to provide job training for about 21,000 veterans, many of them homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
There was a time when America took seriously its responsibility to incarcerate those who inflicted harm upon our society. In addition, America also took responsibility to provide our Military Veterans with proper care and services. Today, it’s the complete opposite
For the first time, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development today published the most authoritative analysis of the extent and nature of homelessness among Veterans. According to HUD and VA’s assessment, nearly 76,000 Veterans were homeless on a given night in 2009 while roughly 136,000 Veterans spent at least one night in a shelter during that year
Now, I don't have anything against religious people, per se - I was raised by Christians, and they were wonderful and loving people. In fact, I'm very spiritual myself. But if you show me a man who believes that Moses parted the Red Sea, I'll show you a man whose logical assessment of reality cannot be relied upon.
. Annual event offers homeless, destitute veterans services, respite By Michelle Knight [email protected] Jacob and Rex Belisle MICHELLE KNIGHT/Acorn Newspapers Five years ago, Rex Belisle and his wife, April,...
WHISTLEBLOWERS REPORT IRREGULARITIES THREATENING EVERY ASPECT OF VETERAN CARE AND SAFETY VA ANSWERS LAWSUIT WITH POOR LEGAL PLOY, WANTS TO QUICKLY LOSE AND MAKE PROBLEM...
PAUL ERRERA DIES, UNNOTICED BY MOST, RENEGADE FIGHTER FOR VETERANS RIGHTS By Tom Horvath for Veterans Today Paul Errera MD has died on April 14th. Most...
Who operates the most viewed career video website featuring the most recruiting and career videos? Career TV! Where has VA just placed a video highlighting the dynamic and diverse VA workplace and the opportunities VA offers those starting careers? Career TV! Career TV helps students and young professional learn about careers with the world’s top organizations and now features a three-minute video outlining the breadth and scope of VA career opportunities and the rewards and satisfactions of working to fulfill the VA mission.
HOUSING FOR HOMELESS VETS THREATENED BY CROSS CONTROVERSY "ITS ABOUT HOMELESS VETS, STUPID!" By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor Southern California with its balmy climes is a...
HEROES vs ZEROES By Gordon Duff/STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor For over a decade, the Los Angeles Veterans Home, or what is supposed to be a Veterans...
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