General Article Veterans and homelessness

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These stories are true; they are about real people. Some have left behind the problems that brought them to Veterans Aid (VA) and have asked that we share their experiences but not their identities. Their names are bracketed by commas.

Others have agreed to be named and identified. Every story is different, every tragedy unique, but VA’s philosophy is a positive one.

CEO Hugh Milroy says: ‘Most people make the transition from service to civilian life with no problem; they don’t become homeless and they don’t need further support. Others, through a combination of circumstances, and through no fault of their own, need help. That’s why we’re here.

‘Our message is “Don’t wait until you’re desperate”; we’d rather speak to people before they get into serious difficulties. Our core business is homelessness, but our expertise, understanding and linkages with other support agencies make us a gateway for help with a wide range of problems.’


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