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U.S. Veterans Hospice Committee Attends Hearing to End Veterans Homelessness - The U.S. Veterans Hospice Committee
U.S. Veterans
Hospice Committee
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.



U.S. Veterans Hospice Committee Attends Hearing to End Veterans Homelessness

U.S. Veterans Hospice Committee Legislative Director Sean Ferritor (right) and Acting Director of the VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans, Dr. Thomas O’Toole, discuss veterans’ homelessness after a hearing on Capitol Hill. 

                 The U.S. Veteran Hospice Committee attended a hearing recently held by the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs titled, “Ending Veteran Homelessness.”  Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, welcomed two panels to Capitol Hill to testify on behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

                “This is exactly the type of hearing we need to see more of on Capitol Hill,” says Legislative Director Sean Ferritor.  “As veterans continue to return home from conflicts abroad, it is essential that they have the tools in place from the VA to work themselves back into society,” continued Ferritor.  “Because as we have seen all too often, many of these brave men and women, who’ve put their lives on the line to protect ours, are particularly vulnerable to becoming homeless.”

                Without your constant participation in our program and mission, it would not have been possible to attend this important hearing.  I feel confident when I say to you that your voice is being heard on Capitol Hill.  Thank you for all that you have done in support of the U.S. Veterans Hospice Committee, and all homeless veterans.  Thank You!

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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