Inspired by 9/11, teen became a Marine, fought, and returned to lead battle against veteran homelessness

4 min 1 yr

Inspired by 9/11, a Florida teen became a Marine, fought in the war on terror, and came home to lead the fight to end veteran homelessness.

American Life Military and Veterans News Nonprofit
World War II Veteran Facing Eviction Gets Help
7 min 1 mth

VA Grants Help Nonprofits Surge Resources for Florida Veterans

Twelve nonprofits have been awarded grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to surge resources for homeless and at-risk Florida veterans.

Housing Military and Veterans News Nonprofit
PACT Act Veteran Benefits
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President to Sign PACT Act, Estimated $300 Billion in Veteran Benefits

President Biden is scheduled to sign the Pact Act Monday, authorizing an estimated $300 billion in new benefits for veteran families.

Military and Veterans News
Fort Lauderdale Committed to Helping Homeless Veterans
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Fort Lauderdale Helping Homeless Veterans

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis highlighted the City’s commitment to ending Veteran homelessness in a meeting with homeless Veterans.

Housing Military and Veterans News
Fellow veterans help World War II Navy Veteran
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VA Program Helps World War II Veteran Facing Eviction in Florida

A 99-year-old World War II veteran was facing eviction in Broward County, Florida when he reached out to Purpose Built Families Foundation’s SSVF program, Operation Sacred Trust, last week.

Housing News Nonprofit
7 min 8 mths

MLK Inspires Advocates, Results for America’s Veterans

A generation of MLK inspired advocates are helping veterans like Eric Roberson get the veteran benefits they earned. Roberson, 29 years after completing his Navy service, feels like he can now live a normal life.

Health Military and Veterans News Nonprofit
Navy Veteran Willie Askew Share Story Overcoming Homelessness
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Formerly homeless veterans share successes at “listening visit” with Florida Congressman

Florida Veterans share personal stories overcoming homelessness in “listening visit” with U.S. Congressman.

Housing Military and Veterans News
Who were America's homeless Veterans in 2021
3 min 9 mths

Who Were America’s Homeless and At-Risk Veterans in 2021

Who were America’s homeless and at-risk Veterans in 2021? In South Florida, they were overwhelmingly single men with one or more disabilities who had served in the Army.

Housing Military and Veterans News Nonprofit philanthropy
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Former VA Secretary in Broward County for Opening of Veteran Service Center and a Plan to End Chronic Veteran Homelessness

Local nonprofit sets goal to replicate Miami-Dade’s 2018 end to chronic veteran homelessness in nearby Broward. Broward County will host Dr. Paul F. Lawrence, former Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 to celebrate the opening of the Operation Sacred […]

Military and Veterans News
2 min 1 yr

For Homeless Veterans, One-Stop Shop is Changing and Saving Lives

For homeless veterans, VA one-stop shops are rapidly getting them the help they’ve earned and deserve. VA professionals say the approach is saving lives.

cops helping veterans
6 min 1 yr

Cops helping veterans get benefits, housing, and off the streets

For homeless veterans, a run-in with a local cop may be their best hope for a better future if they follow Officer Shawn Keechle’s example.

Military and Veterans News
Independence Day Honoring Those Who Never Fully Returned from Vietnam
2 5 min 1 yr

On Independence Day, Honoring Those Who Were Too Often Forgotten

Eleven months after completing a 15-year prison term and finding himself homeless once more, a US Army Vietnam Veteran saw some of his biggest dreams come true before he died. On Independence Day, we honor his service and sacrifices with a commitment to many others who were once forgotten and neglected.

Military and Veterans News Nonprofit
marriage problems
7 min 1 yr

Marriage, family problems leading many veterans to homelessness

Marriage and family problems are leading many veterans to homelessness. VA and its partners are helping veterans strengthen relationships.

American Life Housing Military and Veterans News Research
John and Kay Doyle Reiunited
5 min 1 yr

Marriage of 72 years still going strong despite pandemic separation

Their 72-year marriage weathered many storms before the pandemic. After long separation, John and Kay Doyle are happy to be together again.

American Life Marriage Education News
Who were America's homeless Veterans in 2021
8 min 1 yr

Essence of care training turns close relationships into help, healing

The number of people impacted by trauma has grown exponentially. Essence of care training turns close relationships into help and healing.

Health News Relationships
Facing the trauma of homelessness
10 min 2 yrs

Trauma of homelessness grows as more Americans losing homes

The trauma of homelessness is increasing as more Americans are losing their homes. A program that follows the science is sharing what works.

Military and Veterans News Research
Female veterans
1 5 min 2 yrs

Gender inequalities for homeless female veterans

It’s not just in the military that women may have to work harder to achieve similar results and benefits to their male counterparts. A survey of female veterans receiving emergency housing assistance during the pandemic reveals significant gender differences.

Housing Military and Veterans News Nonprofit Research
HUD-VASH homeless Veteran
4 min 2 yrs

Once Living Under a Bridge, Army Veteran Has a New Lease on Life

Army Veteran Alex Sangster was barely staying alive under a Fort Lauderdale bridge. Help from local law enforcement, community partners and VA helped save his life and move the 64-year old cancer survivor into a home of his own. Army Veteran Alex Sangster, 64, was […]

American Life Military and Veterans News
pandemic anger
7 min 2 yrs

Pandemic Anger and the Navy Chaplain who blamed his wife

The consequences of pandemic anger can be as deadly as the coronavirus itself. It’s seeping into homes and neighborhoods throughout America.

Health News
military families can help in the mental health pandemic
6 min 2 yrs

Military families can help public beat mental health pandemic

Military families have valuable experience that can help others overcome the mental health pandemic already affecting millions.

Health Military and Veterans News