Homeless, Disabled, Forgotten American Veterans Survived at an Enormous Cost!

It’s Simple: Homeless American Veterans Survived Jaw-Dropping Odds

Survival is ‘How To #1’ for Homeless Disabled Vets

What in the world is going on?

While researching this blog post, I ran into a publication by the Brookings Institute.

The executive summary for the publication by Brookings.edu on 2/26/19 is “Democracy & Disorder: The struggle for influence in the new geopolitics”

“The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.”

Why is democracy fading or even more correctly failing?

Why have American servicemen and women who dedicated themselves to preserving the international order founded at the end of WWII?

HAVE ALL THE LIVES THAT LOST AND DISABILITIES SUFFERED BEEN FOR NAUGHT?

This was a great beginning to this post.

Homeless Veterans

A TRULY SAD TALE THAT IS INEXCUSABLE

Task & Purpose January 22, 2018, by James Clark

“For the first time in seven years, the number of homeless veterans in the United States has increased.

Yes, the VA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development has made strides in those seven years, the total homeless vets dropped by 46% in the period.

But what about the over 40,000 vets still living on the streets of these United States?

Are we more concerned about a wall than the souls of those who served?

Where is our national conscience?

ANOTHER DISTURBING TALE

Women Veterans face a greater risk of becoming homeless compared to male vets.

Male vets chances of being homeless at 1.4%.

Women’s chances at 2.4%! almost twice as much.

WHY??

Post-traumatic stress disorder; loss of employment; dissolution of marriage and a lack of gender-specific support.

TO MAKE IT WORSE!

One- fifth of homeless female veterans have dependent children!

THE DAV

Now I can continue with the post.

This organization has attained $4.3 billion in retroactive benefits for vets.

It has provided rides to 615, 000 medical appointments.

It has represented 250,790 claims for vets.

Over 1 million veterans are helped each year.

Learn more

AN APP FOR WHAT YOU MISSED ON MY HEALTHeVET

Gulf War Veterans may have unexplained illnesses related to their service in Southwest Asia.

The symptoms vary from fatigue to respiratory disorders. The term is “chronic multi-symptom illness.”

THERE IS AN APP FOR THAT.

It has a name: the Exposure Ed mobile app. It is available to anyone that has a smartphone, tablet or another mobile device.

It can answer your questions on military-related exposures and exposure-related benefits and services.

Not only can vets or those caring for them identify potential exposures by conflict, date or location but they will find VA facilities and exposure-related programs nearest them.

The free app can be downloaded for iOS or Android devices.

This is a demonstration of the app.

This link is to the ehealthevet page listing: Gulf War Veteran’s Medically Unexplained Illnesses & VA Benefits Overview for Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses posted December 21, 2018.

TWO OTHER TOPICS IN THE January 9th, 2019, edition of My HealtheVET:

Depression vs. Blues: Know the Difference

And
The Silent Killer: Hypertension — high blood pressure!

My HealtheVet shared over 100 articles through the newsletter and website in 2018.

That’s a lot of great health information and health care management reminders.

The list of the top five most-read articles in 2018.

VA announced on December 21, 2018:

VA announces a moratorium on discharges and decreases from comprehensive caregiver program

The VA is temporarily suspending discharges and decreases in the level of support from its Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers because of continued concerns expressed by veterans, caregivers and advocated about inconsistent application of eligibility requirements by VA medical centers.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT LINE: 855–260–3274

OK THIS IS NOT CHRISTMAS

But I found this you-tube video. Please view it and pass it on.

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Did you know?

That veterans account for roughly 11% of the adult homeless population

Roughly 45% of homeless veterans are African American or Hispanic

(These two groups make up only 30% of active-duty personnel)

Nearly half of all homeless veterans served during the Vietnam War

A third of homeless vets served in a war zone

Over 1.4 million vets are ‘at risk’ of homelessness

Organizations that help Homeless Veterans

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MAC-V)

Minnesota Assistance Council for Homeless Veterans
Minnesota Assistance Council for Homeless Veterans
Duluth, Minneapolis this is an EXCELLENT ORGANIZATION

Supportive Services for Veteran Families

Carr Four

The Military Wallet

Disabled American Veterans

Iraq and Afganistan Veterans

The National Coalition of Homeless Vets

The U.S. Veterans

Volunteers of America

Housing and Urban Development

Salvation Army

Wings for Warriors

Operation Home Front

Lift Up Veterans

Homeless in American 1/3 of homeless men are veterans
Homeless in American 1/3 of homeless men are veterans

Written by: Craig Martineau

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