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Providing Assistance for Homeless Veterans

Compliments of: Veterans Administration


In 2009, President Obama and VA Secretary Shinseki announced the goal of ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. Together with partners and supporters nationwide, VA is determined to meet that challenge through the Homeless Veterans Outreach Initiative.

As a part of that effort, VA has increased programs and funding to help Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless get back on their feet. Through programs like Compensated Work Therapy and the Homeless Veteran Support Employment Program, VA assists Veterans return to competitive employment by offering vocational assistance, job development and placement, and other necessary tools for success.

 

To help with the housing needs of Veterans and their families, VA also provides grants and other funding to help public and nonprofit organizations establish and operate supportive housing and service centers through the Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program. For Veterans at risk of becoming homeless, the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program provides grants and technical assistance to organizations that help keep Veterans and their families in their homes.

Beyond housing and employment, VA has also taken steps to address the health care needs of homeless and at risk Veterans. The Health Care for Homeless Program, with more than 135 sites, offers outreach, exams, treatment, and referrals for Veterans dealing with mental health issues while the Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams Program provides a coordinated medical home specifically tailored to the needs of homeless Veterans that integrates clinical care with delivery of social services.

Learn about the various programs and services VA offers homeless and at risk Veterans here and contact VA’s National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) to receive support and assistance now.

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About Edited by Susan Bainbridge

At age 6, Susan was destined to be a journalist and photographer.  In 1980, Susan founded Bainbridge News and The Bainbridge Chronicle Newspaper. Bainbridge News specializes in Military and National Politics, including Military Funerals and Burials and Political Funerals and Burials.  Susan has covered the White House, the Pentagon and Capitol Hill. She has covered every president from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama. Recognized for her versatility, Susan has also covered finance, crime, civil rights events, marches, sports, musical events and more. In 1990, she established Bainbridge Photography, an On-Location photography company. In addition to military and political events, including Military and Political funerals and burials, Bainbridge Photography expanded into covering ALL funerals and burials, receptions, weddings, real estate, inventory, insurance, portrait, head shot, pets, fire and Hazmat.  Miss Bainbridge believes in going the extra mile. "My Clients always come first." In 1980, Susan began her career in Washington, D.C., working for WMZQ Radio as a reporter and guest hostess from 1980 to 1985. Intrigued by radio, Susan wanted to write, freelancing for radio, television and print newspapers, including AP, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Northern Virginia Sun, The Press-Republican and The Bainbridge Chronicle (established by Susan Bainbridge). In 1986, Susan worked at WDCA-TV Channel 20 as a guest hostess for "Eye On Washington." From 1990 to 1994, Susan reported and anchored for "The Arlington Weekly News." Additionally, she produced a segment for the G. Gordon Liddy Radio Show. A prolific writer, while in high school in 1977, Bainbridge wrote an episode for NBC's "Little House on The Prairie" entitled "Laura's Best Friend." Though the show's producers did not use the script then, NBC producers encouraged Susan to pursue a writing and journalism career. Susan is a member of the National Press Club, the National Press Photographer's Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. Susan Bainbridge's recognitions include from former Presidents Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush and Bill Clinton, former First Lady Nancy Reagan, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the late actor Lorne Greene, among many others. BAINBRIDGE NEWS was founded in 1980 by Susan Bainbridge (a sixth generation writer), a third generation journalist, a first generation photographer and a fourth generation entrepreneur. She is the first generation to establish a news business. Bainbridge News is dedicated in honor of Miss Bainbridge's late grandfather and idol, Mark S. Watson (The Baltimore Sun editor and war correspondent from 1920 to his death in 1966).

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