There are nearly 40,000 Homeless Veterans in America. We can change that...
It costs $14,400 per year to provide a US Military Veteran who is battling PTS and/or TBI with the proper services and care they need to transition into full independent living.
There are over 39,471 homeless veterans in the United States. Nearly 92% are male and half of them are between the ages of 18-50. One third of them were stationed in war and over two thirds of them served for at least 3 years or more.
Veterans exhibit a higher chance of becoming homeless. Even though more than 40,000 vets receive benefits; it is not enough to supplement the cost of living in America.
Poverty ranks as the leading factor in veteran homelessness. Civilian jobs tend to be hard to transition into, as many of the skills learned in the service are not applicable to the standard job market. This makes it hard to earn a living wage.
The most serious cause for veteran homelessness is
Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Post Traumatic Stress. These conditions can make it even more difficult to return to civilian life, but with the proper support, these heroes can prevail.
Wounded Warrior Homes provides transitional housing
and support services to veterans with PTS and TBI. With your contributions we can set our sights on ending the plight of our heroes and enabling them to become self sustaining.
Join us this holiday season as we go "Full Force" to help 4 more veterans off the street and get one step closer to ending veteran homelessness in the United States.