Veterans are a particularly vulnerable segment of our population. While protecting our country, many have encountered some of the most horrific experiences known to man.
As a result, many battle post-traumatic issues which manifest themselves through a number of different symptoms – substance abuse, increased medical issues, impaired life coping skills – which are compounded by veterans’ lack of family and social support networks.
Many returning veterans also struggle to translate military experience and training into the civilian workforce, placing some at a disadvantage when competing for employment.
All of these factors put veterans at higher risk for homelessness.