Female Veterans Among the Homeless
A FAR-REACHING network of private and public agencies serves homeless veterans in Connecticut, with group homes and caseworkers helping former military members live normally again. But that network now faces the fallout from a signal change in the nation's military policy - namely, the shift to female combatants. The number of homeless female veterans is also growing, with fewer resources to help them. Earlier this month, though, an organization that runs two group homes for homeless male veterans in Bridgeport sought to build a similar facility in Norwalk for women. The organization, the Applied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute, was outbid in its effort to buy city land for the project, but the leaders of the initiative said that if it did not happen in Norwalk, they would find someplace else. "It's going to happen," said Joy Kiss, the organization's executive director. "We will make it happen." Read More >
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