"Thank you for seeing me as a veteran and not a homeless man."veterans-2015

According to a 2013 survey, there were 57,849 homeless veterans on a single night in January 2013. Right now, the number of homeless Vietnam-era veterans is greater than the number of service persons who died during that war. Already, veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are appearing among the homeless population. Since World War I, Volunteers of America has provided direct services to veterans and connected them to other organizations that can help. See how you can make a difference through Volunteers of America Volunteers of America helps veterans in need overcome the barriers that stand between them and a stable, secure life. Our housing units provide case management services for veterans and families; many cities support outreach centers where veterans can receive treatment for PTSD, traumatic brain injuries and addictions. We make sure veterans connect to the benefits they are entitled to, and we make use of the strong bonds forged between veterans by incorporating mentoring and peer-to-peer support. We also provide employment services that include assessment, training and placement. Compensated work programs offer a stipend while training veterans for a new career, and help is available with everything from resume prep to job interviewing, clothing and transportatio