A New Generation Of Homeless Vets?

Veterans of the Iraq war have begun showing up in the nation's homeless centers. Advocates are worried that it is just the beginning.
December 13, 2004, 10am PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Nearly 300,000 veterans are homeless on any given night, and almost half served during the Vietnam era, according to the Homeless Veterans coalition, a consortium of community-based homeless-veteran service providers...

Some homeless-veteran advocates fear that similar combat experiences in Vietnam and Iraq mean that these first few homeless veterans from Iraq are the crest of a wave."

Advocates said seeing homeless veterans from Iraq should cause alarm. Around one-fourth of all homeless Americans are veterans, and more than 75 percent of them have some sort of mental or substance abuse problem..."

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Published on Friday, December 10, 2004 in The Washington Times
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