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Coming back to civilian life brings new challenges, new opportunities and new stories of remarkable courage and accomplishment.

Public media tells those stories to help communities understand the veteran experience. And, through Veterans Coming Home, public media supports and engages veterans as they transition to civilian life.

Learn more about efforts in key communities.

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Homeless Vets: They're Not Just Single Men Anymore

Alexander Morales, who served in the Army in the 1970s, with his family: wife Roberta; Elvia, 7, Elena, 8, and Elvira, 7 (in front), and Ruben Verdugo, 13, and Aaron D. Huerta, 17 (in back). Morales' family has been going for years to the Stand Down event in San Diego, where veterans receive assistance. Photo Credit David Gilkey/NPR.

Alexander Morales, who served in the Army in the 1970s, with his family: wife Roberta; Elvia, 7, Elena, 8, and Elvira, 7 (in front), and Ruben Verdugo, 13, and Aaron D. Huerta, 17 (in back). Morales' family has been going for years to the Stand Down event in San Diego, where veterans receive assistance. Photo Credit David Gilkey/NPR

Overall, there are fewer homeless veterans these days. But that good news is tempered by the growing number of homeless vets with families, including many women. Read more at NPR.org.

Hear more stories about Veterans at NPR.

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National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

The National Call Center for Homeless Veterans is a free 24/7 hotline intended to assist homeless veterans and their families with accessing assistance in their community.

HUD Exchange: Resource for Homeless Veterans

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development provides several resources for veterans looking for housing.

Vet Centers

Vet Centers offer counseling in a caring manner for Veterans and their families. Use this search to find a Vet Center near you.


Veterans Crisis Line, 18002738255 press 1

24 hours a day,
7 days a week,
365 days a year.

Get help NOW Call or Text 838255



KQED | Life After War: California Veterans

Life After War takes viewers to Los Angeles' Skid Row, where women vets struggle with homelessness in the transition to civilian life. This special is a co-production of KQED and The Center for Investigative Reporting and is part of a multi-media series that takes an in-depth look at the challenges faced by members of the armed forces when they return home and the different organizations providing services that can save lives.

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Find Your County Veterans Service Officer

Start by connecting with your County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO).

Center for Women Veterans

A new site that provides outreach to female service members and female veterans who have questions about health care, benefits information, and more.

The American Legion Homeless Veteran Help

The American Legion provides public and private sector agencies and organizations that aid homeless veterans and their families.



Veterans Crisis Line, 18002738255 press 1

24 hours a day,
7 days a week,
365 days a year.

Get help NOW Call or Text 838255


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