Services Available for Homeless Veterans

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2016-03-23

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Zovath, Andrew
Findlay, Nicole
Fritts, George
Sanchez, Roberto
Takach, Timothy

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Many factors contribute to homelessness, including shortage of affordable housing, inability to access health care, less than adequate income and a lack family and social support networks. For veterans, the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse can compound these issues. (National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, 2014). The objective of this search was to determine what resources are available to homeless veterans in Tarrant County. Methods were to search public databases for resources and determine common obstacles in accessing those resources. It was discovered that there are multiple resources available for veterans who are faced with homelessness in Tarrant County, although the need and requisition of appropriate paperwork is a consistent barrier. It can be concluded that although there are a variety of resources available, there are several barriers to accessing the appropriate help that should be addressed by organizations intending to serve the veteran population.

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