Homelessness among veterans is a complex problem, and a difficult one to resolve. But there is hope, and resources.
Charlie talks with UMSL Chancellor Thomas F. George about the University’s 50th anniversary Jubilee Year; with Stephen Peck, son of Actor Gregory Peck, and Bill Wallace about U.S. Vets newest location in St. John, MO; and with Psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman about what to do when your kids constantly fight.
” The grant will allow the St. Patrick Center to continue providing support services to veterans dealing with homelessness, unemployment and mental illness,”
The proposal by Republican Sheila Solon, of Blue Springs, would allow a new, electronic pull-tab game to help fund veterans’ homes.
Erica Borggren, director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, says mentally unstable veterans have trouble maintaining jobs, and unemployment leads to homelessness
Gaming Commission money that now goes for early childhood education would be used instead to increase funding for veterans’ homes and for certain Missouri National Guard benefits.
The Missouri Veterans Commission reports it needs about 13 million dollars or it will run out of funding for its vet homes by July 2013.