Archive for June, 2007


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

  • Homeless to hotels for G20 December 19, 2014
    People sleeping rough in declared zone to be offered hotel rooms.         […]
  • Hundreds turn out for 'Homeless Persons Memorial Day' December 19, 2014
    Several hundred people endured a frigid late Thursday afternoon at Dilworth Park in Center City to remember 149 people who died in the last year who were homeless or formerly homeless. […]
  • Pope treats homeless to new sleeping bags December 18, 2014
    Pope Francis marked his 78th birthday by ordering the distribution of hundreds of sleeping bags to homeless people in Rome, Vatican officials said Thursday. Konrad Krajewski, the archbishop in charge of the pope's charity work, led an operation in which a minibus packed with 400 sleeping bags carrying a papal ensign toured around the Italian capital on […]
  • Remembering Philly's homeless December 18, 2014
    Philadelphians observe Homeless Memorial Day and call for an end to homelessness. […]
  • Homeless shelter contract delayed December 18, 2014
    City commissioners were poised to cap off 2014 with a vote to get into a contract with a consultant who has a nationwide track record of turning shelter ideas into reality. […]