The government has promised to end veteran homelessness before 2016. It has a lot of work to do.
Homeless outreach coördinator Kathleen Penman said that some veterans have been hesitant to reach out to the Veterans Administration. “Some can be a distrust of the service,” she said. “Some can be a distrust of the government. Some people had some severe trauma in the past and perhaps didn’t have the treatment they needed. But we’ve come a very long way from years ago, from Vietnam especially, and I think the treatment of vets is very much different.”
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