HOMELESS VETERANS

IMMEDIATE NEEDS 
If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness and need immediate resources, contact the VA's National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, learn more about their Housing Solutions, or learn more about their Community Employment Services.

The VA also hosts Homeless Veteran Stand Down events monthly, where you can find information and options tailored to your needs. Access their event schedule here.
 
Local Michigan County Offices often have programs and resources as well. You can find County contact information here.
 
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 2023 - 2024 VFW Michigan Homeless Veteran Program 
Director: Barbara J. Locke
 
Our program goal is to obtain and distribute information on the number of homeless Veterans in the State of Michigan.  Where are they and what services are available to them?  When complete we will have compiled a booklet for all Dist. to distribute to their Post.

To do this we will rely on available information from public and VA sources as well as information received from Posts on local resources not found in public forums.
 
I will be available to Districts and Posts when you host a homeless program. I will host an information table at each State Conference and Convention to share current information that has been compiled. We will be partnering with other Department Programs such as Mental Health, VMS and the Service Office to gather information and make referrals for assistance to identified homeless veterans. We will be in contact with the Chaplains at each level, and Department Staff for local referrals and support. 
 
Please report your activities to support the homeless or local homeless programs as Community Service activity reports through the Department online reporting system.  If you have a special project please contact me directly.
 
We encourage Posts to make donations to the Department Homeless Veteran Fund.  This fund is used to assist program sponsors throughout the state and assist individual homeless veterans when possible.  This assistance is only possible with your assistance.  Your donations may be credit card through the Department online donation option and earmarked for the Homeless Veteran Program, or your may donate by check sent to Department and earmarked for the Homeless Veteran Program.  Your Donations will be recorded on the Department donation report.
 
Email :  barbara.locke@frontier.com
Home:   (231) 873-4460
Cell:      (231) 301-1502
 

Participation in programs like the VA Homeless Standdown events will qualify for All State Program credit when properly reported.
 

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