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Armypresentation 11.8.13.backuppo Armypresentation 11.8.13.backuppo Presentation Transcript

  • The average age of a soldier at the time of enlistment is 19. What were you doing when you were 19?
  • 18 % of homeless Veterans are women
  • 1/2 of all Veterans suffer from mental illness 2/3 suffer from substance abuse
  • 53% of individual homeless Veterans have disabilities Compared with 41% of homeless Non Veteran individuals
  • Roughly 56% of homeless Veterans are African American or Hispanic despite only accounting for 12.8% and 15.4% of all U.S. population respectively l
  • Former service members are 11% more likely to develop a life threatening disease while living without shelter
  • Roughly 76,000 homeless Vets Sleep on the streets of America nightly
  • Veterans between 18-30 years of age are twice as likely to be homeless
  • An estimated 22 Veterans commit suicide each day in America
  • “Men and women who risked their lives defending America may be far more likely to die on its streets”
  • The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
  • Veterans are 50% more likely to become homeless than other Americans due to poverty, lack of support networks & poor living conditions
  • Veterans experience homelessness longer than their non-Veteran peers They Spend an average of 6 years being homeless
  • 1.2 million Veterans suffer from mental disorders
  • THEY DESERVE OUR SUPPORT