Blanche Scroggins, a case manager at Volunteers of America in Sacramento.
Blanche Scroggins, a case manager at Volunteers of America in Sacramento.

(WOMENSENEWS)– Women’s eNews visited Volunteers of America in Sacramento, Calif., which has a program that helps veterans struggling to cope with life after being discharged. In particular, it focuses on housing and employment. Many female veterans face the risk of homelessness and struggle to find well-paying jobs.

This California initiative is part of a radical strategy shift set by the Supportive Services for Veteran Families, a program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, that prioritizes putting homeless people into apartments of their own, no strings attached.

Our reporter talks to some of the female veterans benefiting from the program.


Read more about the program and its impact on female veterans in this in-depth Women’s eNews story, "’Housing First’ Is Helping Female Vets Stabilize." The story is part of a three-part series partially funded by the Solutions Journalism Network.

Would you like to Send Along a Link of This Story?