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:
Giving a Hand Up to Kansas City’s Homeless Veterans
Emergency Assistance, various Food Pantries, Health/Mental Health Services, Transitional Housing, etc.
Resources for those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Suicide Hotline Numbers
Vet 2 Vet
1-800-273-8255 — PRESS 1
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.