help count homeless veterans
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is calling on volunteers to help count homeless veterans living in the metro Atlanta area. Federal officials need volunteers to hit the streets and shelters in the City of Atlanta, as well as DeKalb and parts of Fulton County on Monday, Jan. 27.
“Homelessness is an issue that we can not ignore. A number of
our veterans who have served this country are homeless,” said DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson. “Under bridges, in abandoned forest areas, you always wonder how do these people exist in these cold conditions. It is imperative that we get an accurate count of the homeless so we can get them the services they need.”
The data will be reported as part of the 2014 Metro Atlanta Homeless Census.
“Veterans homelessness is a serious issue across our nation. We need your help. Please join us for this count,” said Johnson, who has assisted in the count before and is currently working on finding a place in DeKalb to house homeless veterans. “We must all come together in this partnership to help our veterans. Help us understand how many vets are homeless and what we can to help in Atlanta, DeKalb County and Fulton County.”
The Pathways Community Network Institute is leading the
“To best serve the homeless, we must gather accurate data on our homeless population to track the success of local efforts to