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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  • Homeless population soars in Patterson April 17, 2014
    Residents and authorities throughout the West Side have noticed a large increase in the homeless population within the last few months. […]
  • Homeless person's belongings spur Lake Shore Drive closure April 16, 2014
    A suspicious object that temporarily closed parts of Lake Shore Drive for hours this afternoon turned out to be items belonging to a homeless person, including a blue sleeping bag, police said. […]
  • Homeless head for the woods April 16, 2014
    With the main Flagstaff shelter closed at night, about 75 homeless have nowhere else legal to sleep at night. […]
  • S.D. BUDGET REFOCUSES FUNDING FOR HOMELESS April 16, 2014
    Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s proposed city budget would shift homeless services in San Diego away from year-round shelters in favor of programs focused on getting people permanently off the streets. […]
  • PLAN REFOCUSES FUNDING FOR HOMELESS April 16, 2014
    Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s proposed city budget would shift homeless services in San Diego away from year-round shelters in favor of programs focused on getting people permanently off the streets. […]