From: Patti Woodard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Rusty <VOICEFORVETERANS@aol.com>
Sent: Sun, 29 May 2005 11:48:14 -0700
Subject: This says only 23% of homeless are Veterans-
Honor is something that
the past veterans in this country did not and still do not see. Their stories
are hidden in shadows and their lives are trapped in a battlefield of red tape,
cutbacks, and misplaced priorities. On any given day, 271,750 veterans in this
country are homeless according to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.
The statistics they have on their web site are sickening. (www.nchv.org)
- 23% of
the homeless population is made up of veterans.
- 33% of
homeless males are veterans.
- 47% are
- 17% are
post Vietnam Era
- 15% are
pre Vietnam Era
- 67% served
this country for three years or more.
- 33% were
stationed in a war zone.
- 25% have
used VA services.
- 85% completed
high school/GED compared to 56% non-veteran homeless.
- 89% received
- 79% reside
in central cities.
- 16% reside
in suburban areas.
- 5% in
- 76% experience
alcohol, drug or mental health problems.
* "VFVS says
that 60% of the homeless are U.S. Veterans." What ever study you agree
with the fact is that NO U.S. Veteran should ever be homeless or hungry.