You're Invited to Help End Veteran Homelessness - VA North Texas Health Care System
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You're Invited to Help End Veteran Homelessness

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No Veteran who answered the call should ever spend a night on the streets.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

As part of its national drive to end homelessness among veterans by 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is bringing the message to Dallas about its special programs to help homeless veterans and their families.

To accomplish this mission, VA North Texas Health Care System will host a special program on October 18 to discuss local services for homeless veterans, their families and those at risk of becoming homeless. 

One of 28 national kick-off events for this drive, the event in Dallas is being held to encourage all health care providers, local, state, and federal elected leaders, law enforcement officials, community providers, veterans, and their families and friends to participate in the event and provide their assistance. 

The event is scheduled:
October 18, 2011
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Cityplace Conference and Event Center
2711 North Haskell Avenue
Dallas, TX  75204
Lakewood Ballroom.

Agenda includes a ceremonial opening with a keynote address from John U. Sepúlveda, Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration for the Department of Veterans Affairs, followed by a panel discussion with homeless or formerly homeless veterans, community partners and VA North Texas homeless program staff.  

An estimated 12 percent of America’s homeless adults are veterans. VA North Texas Health Care System provides a comprehensive homeless center for veterans to include:  compensated work therapy, supportive employment, residential rehabilitation treatment programs, transitional and permanent supportive housing, health care for homeless veterans outreach services in shelters, peer housing location assistance groups, call center for homeless veterans resources, and education and outreach events across North Texas to include homeless veteran stand downs, job assistance and housing fairs.  These programs are all designed to help the homeless veteran combat life on the streets as well as provide tools and training to transition them from homeless to independent community living.

For more information regarding the homeless event, call 214-857-4182.



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