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S.O.S. For Our Homeless Veterans Highlights Tragic Experiences - The U.S. Veterans Hospice Committee
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The U.S. Veterans Hospice Committee is proud to announce that it has renewed its membership in the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.  The NCHV is dedicated to ending homelessness among veterans by shaping public policy, promoting collaboration, and building the capacity of service providers.
 

Our Mission

The U.S. Veterans Hospice Committee is committed to standing up for the nearly 22,000 veterans who have no home and who are suffering from a terminal illness.  The Committee's mission is to lobby Congress to do right by our heroes and fund the establishment of a national network of hospices dedicated to caring for our homeless and ailing heroes.

 

 

S.O.S. For Our Homeless Veterans Highlights Tragic Experiences

Homeless veterans are targeted by criminals and thugs. They are beaten and robbed. John D'Amico, a homeless army veteran, was attacked and severely beaten by a group of teenagers who claimed they simply, "had nothing better to do."

"It is a national disgrace," says Executive Di-rector Gerald Johnson, "that our homeless veterans endure this violence on a regular basis. It is especially tragic that our terminally-ill homeless veterans must constantly live in fear while dealing with the difficulties of their ailment and homelessness."

America owes a debt of service to these brave veterans who fought for our freedoms and liberties and now find themselves homeless and terminally ill. That is why the U.S. Veterans Hospice Committee launched its "S.O.S. for Our Homeless Veterans" pledge drive. Your pledge of support and generous donation enables the lobbying work that is necessary to get Congress to do right by our dying heroes.

Our vulnerable veterans living on the street with debilitating medical problems need our support. Your "S.O.S." builds grassroots support for our mission and our ultimate objective, to get Congress to fund the Department of Veterans Affairs and to create a National Veterans Hospice Network. This network of hospice facilities will be dedicated to housing and caring for our homeless veterans who suffer with terminal illnesses.

It is discouraging and upsetting to learn about some of the experiences of homeless veterans and downright disgraceful that our terminally ill heroes are left to die on the street. They deserve a safe place to live out their final days in comfort. They need to be sounded by the appropriate care professionals to deal with their illnesses, not criminals and thugs. They need help to manage their pain and live their final days in comfort and peace.

 

-- April 22, 2014

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Thanks from the VA


Petzel"Thank you for your advocacy on behalf of America's homeless Veterans and continuing support of our mission."

--Robert A. Petzel, M.D.
Under Secretary for Health (2010-2014)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
 

 

 

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