(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.
Léa Bouchoucha is a French journalist interested in multimedia storytelling and foreign affairs reporting with a particular focus on global politics, conflict, human and women’s rights. She graduated with a degree in political science from Sorbonne University and in journalism from New York University.
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