VETERANS LEFT HOMELESS
WILL YOU TRY TO END IT?
- What causes Veterans to be Homeless?
- How can it be stopped?
- How many Veterans are homeless?
- What would a homeless Veteran want?
- What could we do for Veterans left homeless?
SUMMARY OF RESEARCH
When Veterans come back from the war, they don't want the country that they fought for to reject every job they try at, and to be homeless on the streets. Making Veterans homeless is an issue that we need to solve. Out of humanity, and patriotism, people should give Veterans housing, and food, clothing, and comfort. Most people do not realize that, “On any given night, more than 300,000 veterans are living on the streets or in shelters in the U.S.” Sometimes men go to war because they love our country, and want to fight for it’s rights. But, most of the time, people go to war because they have no where else to go, and no job. They need food, shelter, and clothes, and the army is the only thing that will give them that, without having to apply for a job that they will most likely never get. After they return back from the army, “Veterans are 50% more likely to become homeless than other Americans due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing.” Returned soldiers throughout the ages of 18-30 are more likely to be homeless. Mostly homelessness is caused from something different found in the person, like lack of education, self support, money, and disabilities or injuries. We can stop this. We can support the cause, and lower the number of growing homeless veterans, which is now “Between 529,000 and 840,000” Veterans need effort that gets them housing, food, and clothing. They protected our country, and our country is treating them like we don't care very much. They should all come back with a house, food, and clothes. We don't want anyone wishing they were in the army, instead of in a free country. So treating Veterans better than we treat ourselves is necessary for our country.
1: Statistics - Veterans INC.
2: Veteran Homeless Facts - Green Doors
3: Statistics - Veterans INC.
4: Current Statistics on the Prevalence and Characteristics of Veterans