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Veterans Comprise 14% of Ohio’s Homeless

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Veteran (Photo credit: Keturah Stickann)

The government has promised to end veteran homelessness before 2016. It has a lot of work to do.

According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, there were more than 62,000 homeless veterans in America last year. Fourteen percent of Ohio’s homeless are veterans.

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.”

Read more: http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/cleveland_metro/VA-reaches-out-as-veterans-make-up-14-percent-of-Ohios-homeless-population#ixzz2byVGWBxz

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