Jericho Project Veterans Initiative

 
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Nov 10, 2011

Help Jericho Project End Veteran Homelessness This Veterans Day

Veterans Moving into Fordham Village
Veterans Moving into Fordham Village
The harsh reality for many of the men and women who have served our country is casting a dark shadow over this year's Veterans Day celebration:
  • Every night in the United States more than 75,000 veterans are homeless.
  • Veterans make up only 8% of the U.S. population, but almost 16% of homeless adults.
  • 50% of all homeless veterans suffer from mental illness, and 67% suffer from
    substance abuse.
  • 1 in 5 female veterans report sexual trauma in the military.

Increasingly, many of our men and women returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are ending up homeless. They are going into homelessness much more quickly than veterans from previous conflicts
did
.

Jericho Project has been facing down the tragedy of homeless veterans since 2006 with our innovative housing and employment programs.

We have begun to moving homeless and at-risk veterans into Fordham Village, our first of two veteran supportive housing residences. Our second residence, Kingsbridge Commons, will open its doors to veterans in
early 2012. Together with our Veterans Supportive Apartment and Homeless Veterans Employment Program we are providing housing and employment services to more than 200 veterans.

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Mary Taylor

Senior Director of Development
New York, NY United States

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