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DOL-VETS Announces Availability of Funding for Stand Down Events

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The Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) supports local Stand Down events that help homeless veterans attain meaningful civilian employment.

January 28th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

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.

November 19th, 2013 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

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

’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.

August 16th, 2013 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

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.

February 9th, 2013 | Posted in Civil Liberties and Freedom,Corruption,Editor,Foreign Relations,Government,Politics | Read More »

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.

December 7th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

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.

November 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News | Read More »

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

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

September 26th, 2012 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

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.

August 18th, 2012 | Posted in VA Home Loans,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

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.

July 26th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

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.

June 19th, 2012 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

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

VA Releases Disability Benefits Questionnaires.

March 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

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.

March 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

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.

February 19th, 2012 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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.

February 16th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

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.

February 7th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

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.

February 6th, 2012 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

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.

February 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

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

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.

January 30th, 2012 | Posted in Top 10,Vet News | Read More »

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.

December 13th, 2011 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

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.

November 30th, 2011 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

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.

October 24th, 2011 | Posted in Benefits,Korean Conflict,Of Interest,Top 10,Vet News,Veteran Service Organizations,Veterans Affairs,Vietnam War | Read More »

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.

October 19th, 2011 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

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.

October 13th, 2011 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

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?

October 12th, 2011 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

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.

September 26th, 2011 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

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.

September 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

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.

September 19th, 2011 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

More News About Homeless Female Veteran

(left to right) Disabled Veterans Ron Kovic and Stephen Sherman stand outside  the chained and padlocked front gate to the National Veterans Home.

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.

September 16th, 2011 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

New Dental Clinic Aids Homeless Veterans

Dr. Georgia McDonald, left, chief of dental medicine, consults with homeless Veteran Sandy Broussard, right, before a procedure at the new specialty clinic in New Orleans. (Photo by Kimberly Gearhart)

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

September 13th, 2011 | Posted in Vet News | Read More »

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.

August 30th, 2011 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

 

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