"Thank you for seeing me as a Veteran and not a homeless man"
In Chicago, approximately 1,000 Veterans are homeless on any given night. Over 25% of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are showing acute symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – a significant factor in the high rate of homelessness for Veterans. Approximately 90% of homeless Veterans were honorably discharged from military service and more than 1/3 of them specifically served in a combat zone during their military service. Veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are appearing in the homeless population. Each year we help over 600 Veterans find real solutions to life’s challenges and create stability in a previously chaotic life.