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Homeless vets: Shelter Network lands grant

Original post made on Jul 29, 2011

Shelter Network, a nonprofit that provides services for homeless people on the Peninsula, has been awarded a federal grant of $753,399 for a new program to help homeless veterans and their families, and those at risk of becoming homeless.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, July 28, 2011, 5:15 PM

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Posted by Raymond Mueller
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on Jul 29, 2011 at 8:24 am

Excellent news. It's wonderful to see our veterans receiving the support they have earned.

The present statistic is that 18 veterans are committing suicide daily in the United States. This is a tragedy our nation cannot accept.

As reported on other websites, "recently the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal condemned the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) for “egregious problems” in the operation of its health care system for our nation’s veterans. In a 104-page opinion, the Court of Appeals concluded that an influx of injured troops returning from deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan has overwhelmed the VA, exacerbating already lengthy delays in providing vital health care and benefits to injured veterans, and thereby violating veterans’ constitutional “due process rights to receive the care and benefits they are guaranteed by statute for harms and injuries sustained while serving our country. "

It's is great to see the VA and our local NGO's responding. This is a great start.

Frankly, we need to start doing more to honor our veterans locally.


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