Helping Homeless Veterans
Much work is being done throughout the country to address the issue of veteran homelessness. The unfortunate reality is that on an annual basis about 10% of the individuals needing shelter at New Horizons are veterans, adding up to approximately 90 – 95 per year. Veterans meet with our Case Managers to address issues that led to their homelessness and are given assistance accessing Veteran’s benefits for which they are eligible.
Why We Give Back To Those Who Have Given So Much
Currently, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that nearly 40,000 veterans are homeless on any given night in the U.S, with up to 1.4 million veterans at risk of homelessness in the country today. Homeless veterans tend to be young, predominantly male, and may be more likely to suffer from substance abuse, mental health issues, and post-traumatic stress disorder, which can be compounded by a lack of proper support services available to many veterans. At New Horizons, we work to address these issues for as many veterans as we can.