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  • Improving Access and Outcomes for Homeless Women Veterans
    On November 2023’s Ending Veteran Homelessness podcast, we were joined by Tiglao and Tracy Emmanuel, the deputy director for the Housing and Urban Development-VA Supportive Housing Program to better understand homelessness among women Veterans. They spoke about the unique barriers that homeless women Veterans face when accessing services and what VA is doing about it.
  • VA Program Helps Native American Veterans Buy, Build, or Refinance Homes on Trust Land
    When America joined the fray of World War I in 1917, more than 12,000 Native Americans stepped forward and served on the frontlines as snipers, scouts, and in other military roles. The Veterans Benefits Administration’s (VBA) Loan Guaranty Service (LGY) helps address the needs of Native American Veterans through the Native American Direct Loan (NADL) program, a special initiative that supports Native American Veterans who want to buy, build or refinance a home on federal trust land.
  • How Writing, Art and Community can Help Military Caregivers Overcome Loneliness
    Community Building Art Works (CBAW) is a Veteran service organization that builds healthy and connected communities through free online workshops led by professional artists. Veterans and civilians share creative expression, mutual understanding and support. Our mission is to make sure that no Veteran bears the burden of service alone. In partnership with Blue Star Families, CBAW offers writing workshops two Thursdays a month. Visit our website for a full up-to-date schedule.
  • How VA helps Veterans with Food Security and Housing
    No one should worry about whether they will have food on their plate or a roof over their head. But the reality is that hunger and homelessness are widespread problems that affect far too many people. The brave service members who have devoted their lives to serving our country should not face homelessness, hunger or uncertainty when they return home.
  • Telehealth Helps Veterans’ Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
    Opioid overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Opioids—such as fentanyl, heroin, morphine and oxycodone—contributed to an estimated 80,000 deaths last year across the country. For people who develop an addiction to opioids, it is often difficult to seek help and stay in treatment. VA provides a wide range of addiction treatment options, including using telehealth to help Veterans access and remain in the care they need.
  • Beyond the Vest, Season 1: Empowering Veterans through Service Dogs
    Beyond the Vest is a new VA podcast that dives deep into the world of service dogs, focusing on their role empowering and assisting Veterans. Hosts Michele Tate and Stacie Litsenberger interview with service dog trainers, breeders, Veterans, and more. Their discussions highlight the emotional and physical support these animals provide to help Veterans overcome the challenges they face after service.
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