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Number Of Homeless Veterans Rising In Onslow County | Jacksonville , North Carolina | JDNews.com

JACKSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA — The Onslow Homeless Shelter served 12 veterans in 2006. That number tripled and then almost doubled again when the shelter served 36 veterans in 2010 and 52 veterans in 2011, according to a press release. That’s a 333-percent increase in the number of veterans served over the past five years.

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Homeless Female Vets A Challenge For Shelters | Fairfax , Virginia | Bend Bulletin

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA — Though the overall number of homeless veterans declined 12 percent between 2010 and 2011, the number of homeless female veterans is increasing, the VA said in a draft report this month, and these women are now the fastest-growing segment of the homeless veterans population.

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Milwaukee Group Hosts Memorial Day Picnic For The Homeless | Milwaukee , Wisconsin | FOX 11 News

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — Milwaukee’s Repairers of the Breach homeless shelter organized Monday’s picnic – giving hundreds of people the opportunity to eat and celebrate Memorial Day, even though they don’t have a place to call home. “It makes me feel wonderful. It’s a blessing,” sad Charles Casey, who attended the picnic.

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Helping Homeless Vets | Buffalo , New York | Buffalo News

BUFFALO, NEW YORK — “How do you tell your five-year-old and seven-year-old that you’re homeless, or live in a shelter?” he said. “How, when you’ve always lived in a house together?” Pinkney is one of an estimated 400 homeless veterans in Erie County, and 130,000 homeless veterans nationwide.

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Once Homeless, Deputy Patrols Streets Where He Once Slept | Augusta , Georgia | The Augusta Chronicle

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA — Since 2009, Jones has gone from a military stint in Iraq to being homeless on the streets of Augusta to recently getting his badge as a Richmond County Sheriff’s deputy. When thinking about the last year, now that their family is back together again, Jones’ wife, Atiah, acknowledges how rough things were.

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U.S. Vets Helps Homeless Veterans Become Self Sufficient | Prescott , Arizona | The Daily Courier

PRESCOTT, ARIZONA — Gaines, who served in the U.S. Army’s Special Forces during the Vietnam War, said about 15 to 20 percent of the chronically homeless in the area are veterans. “A lot of them are camping out, many are older, and most have health issues,” Gatens said. “I basically talk to them about how we can help them, and services they can get through us and the VA when they’re ready.”

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More Women Vets Are Homeless, But Housing Scarce | Washington | CBS News

WASHINGTON — “I wasn’t a loser,” McLamb, 32, says. “Everybody who’s homeless doesn’t necessarily have to have something very mentally wrong with them. Some people just have bad circumstances with no resources.”

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Homeless Vets Get New Home In Fresno | Fresno , California | KMPH FOX 26

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA — It’s a transition many can’t comprehend; going from the battlefield to a one–bedroom. Former Marine Richard Barnes hasn’t had a stable home since he got out of the service in 1981.

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Number Of Homeless Female Veterans Rises Sharply, Report Finds | New York Times

The Government Accountability Office, the auditing arm of Congress, estimated that the ranks of homeless female veterans had risen more than 140 percent since 2006, to 3,328 in fiscal 2010. The report cautions, however, that the Veterans Affairs data is limited and cannot be generalized.

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Number Of Homeless Female Veterans More Than Doubled In Four Years: Report | Huffington Post

The number of homeless female veterans is on the rise, and the Department of Veteran Affairs isn’t adequately prepared to handle it. In four years, the number of homeless veteran women more than doubled — rising to 3,328 in 2010 from 1,380 in 2006, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

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