Archive for June, 2007

homeless

VA homeless offers a wide array of special programs and initiatives specifically designed to help homeless veterans live as self-sufficiently and independently as possible. In fact,VA is the only Federal agency that provides substantial hands-on assistance directly to homeless persons. Although limited to veterans and their dependents, VA’s major homeless-specific programs constitute the largest integrated network of homeless treatment and assistance services in the country.
VA’s specialized homeless veterans treatment programs have grown and developed since they were first authorized in 1987. The programs strive to offer a continuum of services that include:
aggressive outreach to those veterans living on streets and in shelters who otherwise would not seek assistance;
clinical assessment and referral to needed medical treatment for physical and psychiatric disorders, including substance abuse;
long-term sheltered transitional assistance, case management, and rehabilitation;
employment assistance and linkage with available income supports; and
supported permanent housing. more info

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  • Residents offer homeless solutions July 29, 2014
    Fresh ideas to help Rockingham's homeless have emerged as community members step up to help solve the growing issue. […]
  • More people seeking homeless services in T&D Region July 28, 2014
    The number of people receiving homeless services in The T&D Region has increased over the last four years, according to a report issued by United Way of the Midlands this week. […]
  • Savannah homeless man with troubled past sees hope July 28, 2014
    Douglas Rainwater is among Savannah's homeless residents who choose to live outdoors in a camp setting. "I'd rather just go and live in the woods," Rainwater, 57, said. "I'm not paying anything." […]
  • Homeless artist's victory: living dream of finishing S.F. Half Marathon July 28, 2014
    While most of the other 5,500 runners alongside him had slept in comfortable beds the night before, the 54-year-old Goodman had spent his usual night in a tent under Highway 101. Goodman's dream was to be officially logged in to the city's premier racing event to see what he could do, and with the help of friends and readers moved by a Chronicle st […]
  • Handmade Signs From Homeless People Lead To Art, Understanding July 27, 2014
    Artist Willie Baronet is on a 24-city, 31-day trek across the country this month, buying handmade signs from homeless people. He says the project has changed the way he views homelessness. […]