Connecting the Dots: Does Military Sexual Trauma Exacerbate Women Veterans’ Experience of Homelessness?
Housing Instability Seems to Remain an Issue for Survivors, Despite Access to VA Healthcare and Compensation
Medium, by Lily Casura, Journalist, grad student in public policy. IWMF grantee. NASW-TX and Tableau Public award winner. Harvard honors grad. Founder of www.HealingCombatTrauma.com.
In my reading recently on women veterans and homelessness from the research literature — don’t worry, it’s fascinating — I came across a very interesting recent study by Ann Elizabeth Montgomery, Ph.D. et al., on a sample of veterans, both male and female, who were enrolled in VA Health Care services. Now,
From Military.com Feb 10, 2018 by Nikki Wentling
The Department of Veterans Affairs issued a memorandum this week that officially reverses plans to shift millions of dollars from a VA account dedicated to combating veteran homelessness.
Steve Young, VA deputy undersecretary for health, sent the memo Tuesday to all VA network directors, homeless coordinators and medical center directors. It states the VA will not reallocate funds this fiscal year earmarked for a veteran housing program known as HUD-VASH, in which the VA provides case management for veterans who receive housing vouchers from
From Make The Connection:
The impact of trauma, anxiety, and PTSD can cause difficulty for women Veterans at home and at work, and sometimes lead to homelessness. Many Veterans face challenges — especially during their transition out of the military — that can impact every aspect of their lives.
These four women Veterans, who were once homeless, sought help for their physical and mental health issues — the first step to getting off the street and back into housing. They were better prepared to find practical solutions through transitional housing and financial
From CDC: December 21st is Memorial Day for homeless person’s.
This day serves to raise awareness of those who don’t have a place to call home, and to remember those who have died as a result of being homeless. Since 1990, our country has observed National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day.
As we approach the close of another year, we recognize Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day (HPMD) on the 21st day of December. The events held around the Nation honor those who have died because they did not have shelter, as well as