Virginia is the first state in the United States to declare 'milestone' in putting an end to Veteran homelessness by Federal standards, according to The Washington Post.
Article discussing Virginia's first Veteran Treatment Court in Fairfax County. This Treatment Court, which launched in February 2015, is modeled after the nation's first Veteran Court that was launched in Buffalo, NY in 2008 after a judge noticed many Veterans were coming through the court's drug and mental health courts.
In honor of Veterans Day, the Department of Veterans Affairs compiled some statistics, resources, and research on Trauma and PTSD. This VA Bulletin also includes a PTSD Lecture Series for providers, including those who are not employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Department of Veterans Affairs released an article discussing their planned collaboration with YMCA-USA to help inform Veterans and Service members of benefits and resources in their community.
The Hylton Center, in Manassas, is offering a free interactive day of celebration and arts for Veterans, Servicemembers, and their families Wednesday Nov 11 from 1pm to 4pm. Click on the image to go to HyltonCenter.org
On Tuesday Oct 13, the VA Maryland Health Care System's Veterans Justice Outreach program was launched.
HUD (2015) Veterans Day Ceremony/50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War Commemoration is scheduled for Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at HUD Headquarters (451 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20410 - Brooke-Mondale Auditorium). A reception is scheduled (10:00a.m est.) in Auditorium B. RSVP By Nov 4 Walter.A.Elmore@hud.gov
On October 28th, NPR shared a story, "Missed Treatment: Soldiers With Mental Health Issues Dismissed For 'Misconduct'," about the issues that many service members face when dealing with mental health issues and discharge from the military.
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