Number Of Homeless Female Vets On Rise | Fayetteville, North Carolina | The Augusta Chronicle
The number of homeless women veterans is increasing in North Carolina and South Carolina as they become a larger part of the military, but the resources to help them are limited.
The Fayetteville Observer reported that the Department of Veterans Affairs said about 90 women veterans who are homeless live in Fayetteville, home of Fort Bragg. The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C., reported that Crisis Ministry there said it provided temporary shelter to 28 female vets in the previous fiscal year.
But the numbers aren’t necessarily accurate because some people don’t seek help or others bounce from home to home and never enter the system. The National Coalition for the Homeless said women account for 3 percent to 4 percent of the national population of homeless vets, which numbers about 200,000 nightly.