Homeless female veterans increased from 1,380 in 2006 to 3,328 in 2010;
Two-thirds of homeless female veterans are between ages 40 and 59;
Many of these women have their children with them; but
60% of the two biggest federal programs that serve homeless women don’t house children.
Quoted from the article:
“But even as more veteran women are becoming homeless, the VA still isn’t prepared to deal with it, the report found. Nearly a quarter of VA Medical Center coordinators surveyed for the report said they didn’t have plans to temporarily house homeless women while those women wait for housing in other programs aimed at housing homeless veterans.”