Veterans Need Help NOW!
A veteran commits suicide every 80 minutes.
131,000 to 200,000 veterans are homeless on any given night. 262,000 to 400,000 veterans experience homelessness over the course of a year.
The average rate of veteran unemployment for 2011 was 12.1%.
When people join the military they are stripped of all their needs: physiological, safety, love/belonging, esteem and self-actualization and those needs are replaced by the military to include self-actualization; a new identity as an airman, seaman, marine or soldier. When they leave the military all these needs are lost once more, including their identity. Military personnel need to go through boot camp again to transition from military to veteran life and need consolidated housing, community, services and education. Then veterans need employment to help them make the final transition into being successful members of society.