Veterans, in general, are four times more likely than non veterans to be homeless (Baumohl, 90). One day census was conducted Franklin Roosevelt was inaugurated to know how many were homeless and it was estimated that about 1.5 Americans were homeless and spent their lives in public shelters or in the cold.
Veterans made up a 26% of the homeless people, despite most of them having education enough to secure them a job. The research also found that in 2005, about 44,000 to 64,000 veterans experienced chronic homelessness. This statistical information served to prove the evidence of how veterans are the majority among the homeless people.
Research by Acosta and Toro (2000) indicated that the needs of parents with children who are homeless differ greatly from those of childless homeless adults. They reported that a significant reason for the underutilization of services by homeless mothers and their children was, in part, a discrepancy between the kinds of services that.
Veterans with a more active PTSD reception upon their arrival tend to have harsher, more negative degree of PTSD. It is no wonder then that, those who had the hardest time re-entering society, Vietnam veterans, among whom 30% have had PTSD, make up 47% of homeless veterans (Coalition for Homeless Veterans).
Homeless Veterans. National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV), nearly 200,000 American Veterans are homeless on any given night (Rieckhoff). NCHV - the resource and technical assistance center - reported that the number of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) - (OEF) veterans are becoming homeless much more quickly than Vietnam veterans.
The topics covered in these white papers include best practices such as using highly trained peer support specialists to effectively engage Veterans on the street, preparing a standardized disaster plan to ensure Veteran safety, connecting high barrier Veterans to housing using Peer Housing Location Assistance Groups (PHLAG), and more.
Needs of Veterans Transitioning out of Homelessness. by Christa J. Reader, B. S. MSW Clinical Research Paper Proposal Presented to the Faculty of the School of Social Work St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas St. Paul, Minnesota in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Social Work.
The AHURI Inquiry into homelessness amongst Australian veterans was established to examine the extent and nature of homelessness amongst former Australian Defence Force members, and to develop benchmarks for the future monitoring of homelessness amongst this population group.