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

homeless.us

  • Homeless man in Virginia granted Thanksgiving wish November 22, 2014
    A homeless man in Virginia wanted something money can't buy for Thanksgiving - a family. Now, his request has been answered. […]
  • Oh poop! San Francisco has a major homeless problem November 22, 2014
    Mary Papenfuss SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Nobody likes dog doo, but a far more troubling issue in San Francisco concerns burgeoning complaints about {i:human} messes in the city as revealed in a series of "poop maps." […]
  • Homeless man struck by hit-and-run driver November 22, 2014
    A homeless man was taken to the hospital early Thursday after he was found lying injured on a road in Deerfield Beach. […]
  • District completing plans to lease motels to house homeless families this winter November 21, 2014
    The search for a makeshift emergency shelter for homeless families has led the administration of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) to a familiar spot: the Days Inn along New York Ave NE. City officials, fa... […]
  • washingtonpost.com November 21, 2014
    The search for a makeshift emergency shelter for homeless families has led the administration of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) to a familiar spot: the Days Inn along New York Ave NE. City officials, fa... […]