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Vets Sheltering in Place: Pup Tents in the VA’s Parking Lot

By Shad Meshad / April 30, 2020

The VA’s motto comes from Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: “…to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his…

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Another Way to Tackle Homelessness: Prevention

By National Veterans Foundation / January 24, 2020

It’s an annual event, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s (LAHSA) count of the homeless on LA streets. Here at…

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Thoughts at Thanksgiving

By Shad Meshad / November 27, 2019

Richard McFarthing, a homeless vet living on the streets of Hollywood Boulevard. Copyright Jessica Jewell Lanier. The rain in Los…

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Homelessness: A Look at the Root Cause

By Shad Meshad / June 20, 2019

At the latest count, homelessness in Los Angeles was up over 16%. According to Steve Lopez, writing in the Los…

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Model Program for Homeless Vets Shut Down

By Shad Meshad / April 12, 2019

Nothing to be proud of—Los Angeles County has the highest percentage of homeless vets in the nation. Still. So, can…

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VASH – Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing

By National Veterans Foundation / May 23, 2018

What is VASH? The Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) is run through the department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).…

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NVF Homeless Veteran Outreach Team on the Streets

By National Veterans Foundation / May 22, 2018

The National Veterans Foundation’s Homeless Veteran Outreach Program provides outreach missions to areas of Los Angeles with high concentration of…

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“While We’re at War, America’s at the Mall.”

By Shad Meshad / May 2, 2018

This phrase was in common use as far back as 2007. Phil Klay, a Marine vet writing in The New…

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