VA Nurse and formerly homeless Veteran: ‘For every bad thing you hear that goes on at the VA, there’s a thousand great things that go on there that you will never hear about’
Today Little Rock’s Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System nurse and Veteran David Hathcock works in the same hospital that helped him pull his life together after becoming addicted to drugs and losing “everything” including his home and car.
Army Veteran Bill Bruick spent his last night homeless lying on a tiny patch of dirt, now festooned with a pink flowering shrub behind a Food 4 Less grocery store in Riverside.
Today, the Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention (VHHP) program announced the availability of $75 million in funding to assist in developing housing opportunities for our Veterans, especially those at risk of homelessness or experiencing temporary or chronic homelessness.
There’s a Superman poster on the wall just inside Mark Rodriguez’s studio apartment at March Veterans Village. A mirror covers the superhero’s face.
A research team led by Dr. Keri L. Rodriguez with the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System examined the use of photography to help homeless or marginally housed Veterans express their feelings about their health. Most study participants said they felt positive about their experiences taking photographs.
While Veteran homelessness declined nationally by 46 percent since 2010, there was nearly a 2 percent increase in 2017. That has led VA leaders to call on Americans for help in ending veteran homelessness in their communities.
Veterans will have access to permanent supportive housing, free legal assistance, family counseling and innovative mental health treatment under a new plan for the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center campus announced Thursday. Many of the new services will be funded or staffed by UCLA under an agreement that allows its baseball stadium to remain on VA property but allows veterans to use the facility.
TEMPLE, TX (KXXV) - The Central Texas Food Bank has partnered with the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System and Feeding America to distribute food to Veterans once a month in Temple.
It’s hard to imagine what it must be like to be homeless and on the street In January.
At a time when the Department of Veterans Affairs has its hands full combating the opiate epidemic among Veterans; walking a tightrope on medical cannabis research; chipping away at its claims backlog; and ending Veterans suicide, it’s struggling to find time and resources to end Veteran homelessness.