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VA secretary talks claims backlog, homelessness, COVID-19 vaccinations during press conference

Veteran disability claims, homelessness and COVID-19 vaccines were topics VA Secretary Denis McDonough spoke about during a press conference Oct. 20 in Washington D.C.

Borne the Battle #255: Benefits Breakdown – HUD-VASH: Assistance for Veterans and their Families facing homelessness

This episode of Borne the Battle, a benefits breakdown, features HUD-VASH, a collaborative program between HUD and VA that provides support to help homeless Veterans and their families – and those at risk of becoming homeless – to find and sustain permanent housing.

By |September 6th, 2021|Borne the Battle, Borne the Battle podcast, Tanner Iskra, Top Stories, VA Podcast Network|Comments Off on Borne the Battle #255: Benefits Breakdown – HUD-VASH: Assistance for Veterans and their Families facing homelessness

Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams break barriers for Veterans facing homelessness

Every Veteran across the country should have quick and easy access to primary health care. In reality, Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness are more likely to use emergency services for health-related issues. To reduce barriers that prevent these Veterans from accessing quality health care that meets their unique needs, VA created Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams (HPACTs).

By |August 20th, 2021|Veterans Homelessness|Comments Off on Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams break barriers for Veterans facing homelessness

VA Chief of Staff reaffirms commitment to ending Veteran homelessness

VA Chief of Staff Tanya Bradsher visited the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System’s (VAGLAHS) West Los Angeles campus to reaffirm the commitment to ending Veterans homelessness.

By |July 26th, 2021|Secretary's Priorities, Top Stories|16 Comments

Extreme heat assistance available for Veterans experiencing homelessness

As the nation grapples with record setting heat waves, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) reminds Veterans and communities of various resources available to Veterans experiencing homelessness during the extreme heat.

By |July 14th, 2021|Top Stories, Veterans Homelessness|3 Comments

VA Puget Sound brings COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans experiencing homelessness or housing instability

In late 2020, Seattle’s VA Puget Sound Health Care System contacted community partners, such as homeless shelters, transitional housing programs and permanent housing programs to help get the COVID-19 vaccine directly to Veterans in need, such as those experiencing homelessness or those experiencing housing instability.

By |June 16th, 2021|Coronavirus, Veterans Homelessness|Comments Off on VA Puget Sound brings COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans experiencing homelessness or housing instability

Vaccination event for Veterans and others experiencing homelessness demonstrates VA’s Fourth Mission in action

In addition to vaccinating Veterans, VA has offered the vaccine to non-Veterans as part of the Fourth Mission, which includes providing support for national, state and local efforts during public health and other emergencies. This support was evident on June 3, when VA held a COVID-19 vaccination clinic outside its Central Office in Washington, D.C., for anyone — not just Veterans — experiencing homelessness.

By |June 15th, 2021|Coronavirus, Disaster Response, Health, Veterans Homelessness|Comments Off on Vaccination event for Veterans and others experiencing homelessness demonstrates VA’s Fourth Mission in action

VA’s HUD-VASH program partners with pet organizations to help Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness

During National Pet Month and beyond, VA is working with multiple pet organizations to ensure that Veterans experiencing homelessness or housing instability have the support that they need to keep their pets healthy, safe and well cared for.

By |May 30th, 2021|Veterans Homelessness|Comments Off on VA’s HUD-VASH program partners with pet organizations to help Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness

Veteran battled homelessness, now has a career helping others

After years of health issues, addiction, and homelessness, Navy Veteran Dawn Densel is healthy, has stable housing, and works for the federal government, thanks to VA and its many programs for Veterans experiencing homelessness.

By |March 31st, 2021|Veterans Homelessness|Comments Off on Veteran battled homelessness, now has a career helping others

VA offers housing assistance resources to support Veterans facing homelessness

VA resources have always helped Veterans meet important needs, but housing-related support is especially critical now, as many Veterans across the country are at risk of losing their housing.

By |December 29th, 2020|Veterans Homelessness|Comments Off on VA offers housing assistance resources to support Veterans facing homelessness

The Conway Residence provides refuge, camaraderie to Veterans exiting homelessness

Since its opening on Veterans Day in 2016, the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence has provided Veterans with community-based housing that includes an on-site case management team – consisting of two social workers, nurse, and peer support specialist – to address each Veteran’s mental and physical barriers to finding a permanent home.

By |November 10th, 2020|Veterans Homelessness|Comments Off on The Conway Residence provides refuge, camaraderie to Veterans exiting homelessness
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