According to the 2021 U.S. Census, there are approximately 16.5 million veterans. In 2020, the number of veterans in the United States experiencing homelessness was reported at approximately 40,000. Updated numbers of homelessness amongst veterans are unavailable as the annual count was canceled in 2021 due to the pandemic and many regions chose to forgo their annual count in 2022, in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Despite not having current information about the number of impacted veterans, making resources available to veterans without reliable shelter is still of paramount importance.
What are some types of assistance available to veterans experiencing homelessness?
- Veterans Affairs programs — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers programs for veterans who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability. The VA’s programs work to actively seek out at-risk veterans and provide housing solutions. They also work to create accessible opportunities for employment so that housing solutions can be sustained.
- State veterans’ assistance programs — There are state-sponsored programs available to veterans that aim to prevent veteran homelessness and provide assistance by providing local resources. Eligibility requirements and types of assistance provided vary state to state.
- National Coalition for Homeless Veterans — The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing housing and other essential resources to retired service members.
Valor Healthcare wants to deliver practical assistance to our country’s homeless veterans
Valor Healthcare is a veteran-founded healthcare organization. We aim to provide whole healthcare services to veterans and other patriots. We are the largest contracted provider of outpatient healthcare services for veterans and take pride in delivering world-class services. We were one of the first community-based outpatient clinics to be accredited for ambulatory care by the Joint Commission and continue to focus on quality across all our lines of business.
We’re a team made up of veterans and leading clinicians who are passionate about making resources available to those who have served our country. Valor was first established in 2004, when an Army veteran and Navy veteran joined together to create something they both believed in — good-quality outpatient care for veterans.
If you’re interested in the types of services a veteran-focused health consultant company can provide, we specialize in each of the following:
- Outpatient clinic operations.
- Occupational health.
- Behavioral health.
- Population health.
- Value-added services.
Last year, Valor co-hosted a fundraiser to raise money for veteran housing. We’ve also posted an informative article on our website about how veteran homelessness can be solved. Are you interested in learning more about assistance for homeless veterans? Reach out to our knowledgeable team for more information. Valor Healthcare partners with public and private medical clinics to bring high-quality healthcare to American veterans. Partner with us to give your patients access to data-driven, 21st-century care.