“In today’s tough economic times, many of our veterans, through no fault of their own, find themselves unemployed, under-employed, homeless or AT-RISK of being homeless.”
Who are homeless veterans?
According to The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are about 154,000 homeless veterans on a typical night in America.
Over the course of a year, approximately twice that many experience homelessness. Only 7% of the general population can claim veteran status, but nearly 13% of the homeless adult population are veterans.
Why are veterans homeless?
In addition to the complex set of factors influencing all homelessness – extreme shortage of affordable housing, livable income and access to health care – a large number of displaced and at-risk veterans live with lingering effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse, which are compounded by a lack of family and social support networks. Additionally, military occupations and training are not always transferable to the civilian workforce, placing some veterans at a disadvantage when competing for employment.
Doesn’t VA take care of homeless veterans?
Each year, VA’s specialized homelessness programs provide health care to almost 150,000 homeless veterans and other services to more than 112,000 veterans. Additionally, more than 40,000 homeless veterans receive compensation or pension benefits each month. Other government agencies are also providing support. However, Government money is limited, and available services are often at capacity. It is critical therefore, that community groups reach out to help provide the support, resources and opportunities that most Americans take for granted.
There are many veterans in need who fall through the cracks!
What seems to work best?
Since 1987, VA’s programs for homeless veterans have emphasized collaboration with community service providers to help expand services to more veterans in crisis.
NROTC is doing all we can to COLLABORATE WITH THE VA and other government agencies, to reach out and help, to the best of our ability, ANY VETERAN in need!
According to The National Coalition For Homeless Veterans, the most effective programs for homeless and at-risk veterans are community-based, nonprofit, “veterans helping veterans” groups.
Our latest initiative is a national effort to combat veteran homelessness by providing emergency financial aid to those who have honorably served and have met with hard times, become unemployed, or have fallen through the cracks when it comes to receiving government assistance. We pay special attention to veteran families where young children are involved.
Your kind donation will help support NROTC’s
NROTC HELPS WITH:
*LATE MORTGAGE OR RENT PAYMENTS
*UTILITY BILL TURN-OFF NOTICES
*OVERDUE AUTO LOAN/INSURANCE PAYMENTS
*EMERGENCY DENTAL AND PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
THESE EMERGENCY GRANTS ARE PROVIDED TO VETERANS WITH NO REPAYMENT EXPECTED!
has a ten year history of helping homeless or distressed veterans and their families.
A plea for donations:
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Your tax-deductible donation is urgently needed to allow NROTC to continue providing our much-needed programs and services.
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