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Homeless Veterans: Building Community Supports

Veterans and Homelessness: Building Community Supports


Historically, homelessness increases surrounding armed conflicts, but it is in more recent history that we have seen a rise in veteran homelessness. It is estimated that 1 in 150 veterans will experience homelessness over the course of a year. In this course, you will learn about definitions and statistics related to homelessness among veterans; the needs of veterans from different conflicts; the unique needs of female veterans; challenges, including trauma and homelessness, that veterans often face after returning home from deployment; the needs of families of service members and veterans; the service delivery system for veterans; barriers to accessing care; and strategies for serving those who have served. Case studies featuring veterans from different conflicts complement the information provided.  

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Center for Social Innovation has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6576. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Center for Social Innovation is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

This course has been approved by the Center for Social Innovation, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #100990, The Center for Social Innovation is responsible for all aspects of their programing.

This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886478600-1120) for 1 continuing education contact hour.