While Veterans only make up 9 percent of our nation's population, they represent 23 percent of homeless Americans. Another 1.5 million Veterans are at risk of homelessness.
Pine Street Inn Veterans’ Services connect homeless and low-income individuals with housing opportunities, employment and community services that are specially available to men and women who have served in any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Often, Veterans lack copies of the military records required to receive Veterans’ benefits; others need assistance in documenting a disability or upgrading their discharge status before they can receive federal benefits. Others simply haven’t been informed about the programs already available to them.
Veterans’ Services case managers guide their clients through the paperwork, advocate on their behalf, and connect them with helpful resources in the community. The ultimate goal is for Veterans to find the stability and support needed to rebuild their lives and to move forward in civilian society.