Are you a homeless Veteran or do you perhaps know a homeless Veteran?

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) states the nation’s homeless veterans are predominantly male, with roughly five percent being female. The majority of them are single; come from urban areas; and suffer from mental illness, alcohol and/or substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders. About one-third of the adult homeless population are veterans.

The organizations listed below provide valuable resources to aid those in need:

Independence Hungry and Homeless Coalition

Homeless Services Coaltion of Greater Kansas City

Habitat for Humanity

12 Blocks West

Community Services League

Veteran’s Administration

Dept of Housing and Urban Development

Missouri Dept of Public Safety Veterans Commission

Missouri Vets

Heart of America Stand Down

Giving a Hand Up to Kansas City’s Homeless Veterans

Independence Community Resources

Emergency Assistance, various Food Pantries, Health/Mental Health Services, Transitional Housing, etc.

Military Ministry Resource Center

Resources for those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Suicide Hotline Numbers

Vet 2 Vet


Veterans/Live Chat

1-800-273-8255 — PRESS 1

Lifeline Network

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

VA National Call Center

The VA has founded a National Call Center for Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, that provides free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. Call 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838) or Chat Live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.