homeless veterans

New Stand Down Program Help Veterans

Oct 6, 2015
Jerry Malec

According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, many of the nation’s veterans fall through the cracks when it comes to the basics of life: food, shelter, and health care. To address that problem, veteran’s services offices across the country are joining forces with community agencies. They include clinics, employment offices, the Veteran’s Administration, and the Salvation Army. The project called “Standing Down for Veterans” hopes to get the word out that help is available.


On this edition of WestSouthwest, we rebroadcast our special on the issue of homeless veterans. 

The Associated Press


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that more than 57,000 veterans are homeless on any given night in the United States. 

FEMA Photo Library/Wikicommons

 (This story has been updated.)   

In Portland, Maine a veteran spends his nights trying to find the city's homeless, so he can help. Kalamazoo reporter and WMUK Correspondent Chris Killian followed along.