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  • Giving new hope to female homeless vets

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    After four years in the Army serving in Germany and Iraq, Danielle Chavez thought she had her life figured out.

    "I thought it was gonna be a lot easier. Definitely, definitely a lot easier," Chavez said.

    But when she left the military in 2011, her marriage ended, she struggled to pay for school and ended up living in her car. She had to send her two young girls to live with a relative.

    "Every day I missed them. Every day. I felt like they were growing up without me," she said.

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  • Trying to house L.A.'s homeless veterans is a complex, lengthy process

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    As we honor the dead on this Memorial Day, it's worth remembering as well the living veterans of military service who have no homes except sidewalk encampments or the occasional shelter bed, whose lives are so wracked by mental illness, addictions or physical disabilities that they are essentially dying in the streets.

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  • Veterans' Homelessness -- There is No Finish Line

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    On the 40th anniversary of the fall of Vietnam, Steve Peck addressed a forum of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. It might have been four decades since American troops left Saigon, but the symposium was titled, "What Does the End of Veterans' Homelessness Look Like?"His edited remarks were as follows:

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  • State VA group has new guide to veterans’ services

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    RALEIGH – The North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs has released a  package of veteran services and resources specifically tailored to the state’s 800,000 veterans and their dependents.

    For the past 15 months, the division has restructured its outreach capabilities while building new technology services, providing veterans, their family members and transitioning military personnel with the most up-to-date resources and information.

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  • Before Maine aid workers can help struggling veterans, they need to find them

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    AUGUSTA, Maine — Among the many barriers to providing services to needy military veterans — funding, transportation, reaching out to rural communities — the hardest to overcome might seem like the easiest: finding veterans in the first place.

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  • How can we end homelessness among female veterans?

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    A new report offers a four-pronged approach to address homelessness among female veterans.

    Researched by the USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans & Military Families and the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, the report is a pointed call to action for government organizations, non-governmental agencies and philanthropic entities to collaborate and provide resources to fill the gaps that make these women vulnerable to homelessness.

    The four key actions are:

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  • To meet L.A. veteran housing goals, governments go into action mode

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    Ater decades of neglect of L.A.'s homeless veterans, federal, state and local officials are pulling together to try to get them off the street by the end of the year.

    In a groundbreaking legal settlement, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald in January promised to open the agency's long-contested West Los Angeles campus to homeless housing as part of a broader campaign to end the county's long, dubious reign as the nation's homeless-veteran capital.

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  • Female Veterans Pose Homeless Challenge for VA

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    NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)--For Penelope McClenan, a 52-year-old disabled veteran, the future is clouded by the most basic of uncertainties: does she have a home to call her own?

    Over a year ago, on Jan. 29, 2014, a city marshal escorted her out of her apartment. It was her birthday.

    McClenan is unable to work for medical reasons she ties to the time of her military service, and the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program had been helping to pay her rent for three years.

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  • Ending veteran homelessness by year-end may come at cost

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    LOS ANGELES — The race to house every homeless veteran by the end of 2015 is raising concern among homeless advocates that meeting the deadline is becoming more important than doing it right.

    Since Barack Obama’s administration set the ambitious goal of getting the estimated more than 50,000 homeless veterans in the U.S. off the streets, the rush to meet the challenge is leaving some wondering if it’s happening at the expense of homeless nonmilitary families and children.

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  • Burr and Manchin Introduce Bill to Reduce Veteran Homelessness

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    WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced the Homeless Veterans Prevention Act of 2015. This legislation would build on existing homeless veterans programs at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by investing in established programs that are proven to be effective and removing any residual barriers to housing for veterans.

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