Category Archive: Homeless Veterans

Paving the road to recovery

When men come to the Coalition seeking shelter, support and help to overcome their addiction, it’s likely they’ll meet Johnny Little. Johnny, an addiction recovery specialist at the Men’s Service Center, has the… Continue reading

Building Hope for Homeless Men: Coalition Unveils New Men’s Service Center

With a ribbon cutting and a flourish of confetti, the Coalition’s new Men’s Service Center (MSC) was officially unveiled to the Orlando community. Held on the lawn in front of the new, 32,000… Continue reading

A homeless veteran realizing his potential

Last week on our Facebook page, we shared a picture of Horace, a veteran and Coalition for the Homeless First Steps Substance Abuse Recovery Program client, in his cap and gown after graduating… Continue reading

Walmart to hire 100,000 veterans

According to a count on a January night in 2011, there were 67,495 homeless Veterans in America. At Coalition for the Homeless specifically, one in four residents in the Men’s Pavilion is a… Continue reading

FAQ about homelessness

What is homelessness? According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a person is considered homeless if they live in: A place not meant for habitation, including a car, park,… Continue reading

Ending veterans’ homelessness requires urgency

In 2009, the Obama administration made a pledge to end veterans’ homelessness by 2015. Last week at the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, U.S. Department of Housing and… Continue reading

A new report on veteran homelessness

If you are a frequent reader of our blog, our interest in issues concerning homeless veterans is no surprise. Since we started communicating this way in 2009, we have shared a variety of… Continue reading

Helping homeless veterans: a renewed focus

The topic of homeless veterans has been on our minds recently, perhaps due to a recent column on the topic in the Orlando Sentinel.  Columnist Scott Maxwell’s sobering words about why veterans deserve… Continue reading

Remember our homeless veterans: both men AND women

Every year on November 11, we pay tribute to our veterans who have fought or are currently fighting to protect our country. This Veteran’s Day, when you picture our brave soldiers what image… Continue reading