Included was mention about how many are addicts or substance abusers who also were in the military - around 30%.
At TLC we have a similar situation: we have a population that includes about 30% homeless veterans. Many of them do quite well in our program because we monitor them for drug and alcohol use. Since they are used to tight structure they don't object to how closely we monitor them - and their behavior.
We allow any homeless person - except for sex offenders - to enter our program without money. They only pay $110 a week when they get their benefit checks or else find a job.
The Federal and State governments periodically issue statements about how they have no funds to house veterans and other kinds of addicts.
Just remember this number: 480-833-0143. Whoever answers the phone will explain how we
help the homeless. We feed them. We provide housing. We help them get work if they're capable.
If it involves helping a fellow addict change his or her life - we're here for them. And it doesn't cost the taxpayer or the government a penny.