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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  • Chronically homeless the subject of next week's summit October 24, 2014
    If nothing else, next week’s two-day Community Innovations Summit could benefit tens of thousands of people who work or live in Billings by devising better, more coordinated ways to deal with the 14 percent of Billings’ 600-700 homeless people who are considered chronically homeless. […]
  • Fort Lauderdale joins urban movement to restrict feeding the homeless October 23, 2014
    Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is the latest city to place restrictions on feeding the homeless. […]
  • POLL: Does feeding the homeless do more harm than good? October 23, 2014
    DENVER — This past summer, there were reports that homeless was up in Denver as much as 500 percent in some local shelters. It’s a startling statistic as the debate about how to address homelessness — including possible legislative approaches — has heated up across the nation. The report about the rise in Denver’s homeless population pointed to the […] […]
  • Number of homeless students in city schools spikes October 23, 2014
    The number of homeless kids in city schools has jumped 63% in five years — a spike fueled by huge growth in traditionally middle-class Brooklyn and Queens enclaves. […]
  • Don’t Let Them Eat Cake: More U.S. Cities Are Banning Feeding the Homeless October 23, 2014
    Reading through the latest report from the National Coalition for the Homeless might spark one of those moments when you wonder, what would Marie Antoinette say? French peasants who had no bread to eat were so enraged by rumors that their queen uttered the phrase “Let them eat cake” that she ended up decapitated. Well, the coalition’s modern-day researchers […]