6.4 Reaching, Engaging, and Serving Recently Discharged Veterans

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Conference Presentation | February 22, 2013

Files: VA Puget Sound Housing and Services for Homeless Veterans by Katherine Gerard (PDF | 369 KB | 27 slides) Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) by Robin Baker (PDF | 0.98 MB | 14 slides)

Veterans of America’s current conflicts make up an increasing proportion of both homeless veterans and all people experiencing homelessness. Recent veterans, more often young, female, and part of a family, have access to numerous veterans-specific resources that can end their homelessness. This workshop will cover the basics of homeless assistance provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs and how homeless assistance providers can ensure they are identifying and providing the right interventions for the veteran and his or her family.

  • Robin Baker, U.S. Army Ft. Lewis Transition Assistance Program, Ft. Lewis, WA
  • Katherine Gerard, Department of Veterans Affairs, Seattle, WA
  • Kathleen Guarino, The National Center on Family Homelessness, Needham, MA