Nearly 30% of the homeless population are homeless...more than twice the national average.
MENTAL / SPIRITUAL CHALLENGES
What is often referred to as P.T.S.D. (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) we call simply brokeness. The ravages of war can leave an individual with such depths of pain that a complete collapse of the spirit is often the byproduct. Nearly 30% of all vets who pass through the VA are treated for the symptoms of PTSD. It is highly likely that there are many others who go uncounted because they do not seek treatment, or are too incapacitated by their suffering to even know how to get help.
Over 70% of returning vets have suffered injuries during service that limit their capacity to perform basic daily functions.
POVERTY AND UNEMPLOYMENT
Despite their dedicated service and sacrifices made for their country, returning vets experience unemployment at nearly double the national average, and most live at or near the poverty line.