Helping Homeless Vets In Southwest Colorado

Nov 30, 2018

Veterans constitute about 11% of the adult homeless population in the U.S., and are particularly vulnerable due to mental health issues that can follow traumatic combat experiences. In this episode of KSJD's monthly Veteran's Affairs program, Tom Yoder talks with Rachel Bauske-Frasure, the Southwest Colorado Division Director at Volunteers of America in Durango, about why vets are at risk of becoming homeless, and what her organization is doing to help vets find homes and steady employment.

To access the veteran's crisis line, call 1-800-273-8255 and press option #1, or text 838-255 and a VA representative will respond back via text or by a phone call, whatever is preferred.