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Myths Versus Facts About Our Homeless Veterans

MYTHS VERSUS FACTS About Our Homeless Veterans In The Fall of 2012, 327 Homeless Veterans Were Interviewed In The 7 County Metro Denver Region. The Results Just Might Surprise You. Myth: "Homelessness Is A "Denver Problem"." 10 38 33 Adams Arapahoe Boulder Broomfield Denver Douglas Jefferson Other Counties Fact: The Majority Of Our Homeless Veterans Come From Communities OTHER Than Denver. Myth: "They're Strong. They Can Handle It. Dually Diagnosed 128 Treated for Substance Abuse 143 "Medically Vulnerable' 157 Treated for Mental Health 163 Over 55 186 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 Fact: Our Homeless Veterans Are Vulnerable. Myth: "These Vets Must Be Dishonorable." Honorable: 249 General Honorable: 40 Other Than Honorable: 24 Bad Conduct:1 Dishonorable: 4 Refused: 8 Fact: 88% Of Our Homeless Veterans Were Honorably Discharged. Our Homeless Veterans Have Already Earned Our Respect. Let's Welcome Them Home. Join President Obama, Secretary Shinseki and MDHI In Ending Veteran Homelessness By 2015. Visit For More Info. © Copyright 2010-2013 Metro Denver Homeless Initiative. AlL Rights Reserved. Create infographics

Myths Versus Facts About Our Homeless Veterans

shared by kyleeason on Sep 29
Using fresh field data, I created this infographic to dispel some dangerous and persistent myths about homeless veterans.


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