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Veterans Court, Redford mentors reach out to those who served

James Badeen served in the U.S. Army from 1976 to 1996, primarily in military police. These days, he’s the Military Veterans Mentor coordinator for the 17th District Veterans Court of Redford. …read more Read...

A Huge Victory for Homeless Veterans

Credit the new secretary of veterans affairs for embracing, in Los Angeles, the once radical-sounding idea that the sick and the troubled need housing first. …read more Read more here:: New York Times –...

Los Angeles to Build Housing for Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to settle a three-year-old lawsuit brought on behalf of homeless veterans by pledging to build permanent and transitional “bridge” housing. …read more Read more here:: New York...

Edward Saylor, 1 of last 4 WWII Doolittle Raiders, dies at 94

Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with lifting American morale during World War II, has died. He was 94. …read more...

Ending veteran homelessness: How cities around the US are doing

Since 2010, when President Barack Obama launched a five-year national campaign to end homelessness among veterans, the number of former servicemembers living on the streets has dropped from over 76,000 to below 50,000. Here’s...

Can homelessness among veterans ever be conquered?

New Orleans announced in early January that it was the first major city in the country to end veteran homelessness. But despite dedicated efforts across the country to reach that goal by the end...

The difference a home makes

Living with fellow veterans in permanent supportive housing offers a healing camaraderie, an oasis of shared experience and empathy. “For some of them, being here is the first time they’ve felt connected to anyone...

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