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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it has awarded $5.2 million in homeless prevention grants to six Maryland-based nonprofit organizations. The grants are intended to help 925 homeless and at-risk veterans in the state with outreach, case management and assistance obtaining VA benefits. Surveys indicate there about 300 homeless veterans in Baltimore. The number has remained steady since at least 2009.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said Monday it has awarded $5.2 million in homeless prevention grants to six Maryland-based nonprofit organizations. The grants are intended to help 925 homeless and at-risk veterans in the state with outreach, case management and assistance obtaining VA benefits. Surveys indicate there about 300 homeless veterans in Baltimore. The number has remained steady since at least 2009.
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From The Aegis | October 15, 2012
Areas USA, the company contracted to operate the Chesapeake House travel plaza on I-95 near Perryville, as well as the Maryland House near Aberdeen, has been commended for its efforts at hiring veterans who have sought assistance at the Perry Point Medical Center. "It is so rejuvenating to know that there is a local business who appreciates the fact that I served in the military and is willing to provide me and my fellow veterans with a second chance at employment," Victor Rivera, a veteran in the Domiciliary Care Program at the Perry Point Veterans Affairs Medical Center, said in a press release.
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June 5, 2014
Today is the 70 t h anniversary of D-Day, the massive invasion of Normandy that cost the lives of 9,000 Allied soldiers. It is a day not only for recalling the heroic efforts of those who stormed the beaches that day but of the World War II generation generally and, by extension, all who have served the United States in uniform during times of war. The tributes to these brave soldiers will flow effortlessly off the tongues of politicians....
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2013
Honorably discharged decades ago, a former Marine was living in a Baltimore homeless shelter, surviving with the help of $255 a month for a disability he suffered while in the service. Then he met Rochelle Richardson. Richardson, an attorney who works with the Homeless Persons Representation Project to provide indigent veterans free legal counsel, learned that the man had an outstanding claim for post-traumatic stress disorder. Richardson untangled his claim and submitted others for other unreported disabilities the former Marine sustained while he was in the corps.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2011
Kenneth Mumford smiled into the mirror and saw a full set of pearly white teeth for the first time in years. He was sitting in a chair at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, where he was being fitted for free dentures last month. The 59-year-old Air Force veteran got his full set of teeth courtesy of the Department of Veterans Affairs, which has been stepping up a dental care program for homeless vets. The idea, VA officials say, is to alleviate pain, improve health and boost self-esteem.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff Writer | October 7, 1993
5/8 TC The plain brick orphanage and cup factory on High Street stand dormant now. But the old landmarks of East Baltimore's industrial days could soon become a modern center for homeless veterans.Maryland veterans associations want to refurbish the vacant buildings at 301-321 N. High St. and open a program to help homeless veterans get back on their feet.Many of the men who fought in the Persian Gulf, Vietnam, Korea and World War II are facing a daily battle to survive on city streets. One of every three homeless men in the country is a veteran, according to the National Coalition for the Homeless.
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By Harold Jackson and Harold Jackson,Sun Staff Writer | November 12, 1994
Calvin King has been homeless since July. The first seven days he slept on benches outside buildings downtown. He feigned serious illness so he could sleep in an emergency room. He did get a job last month as a night watchman, but pretended to be asleep on the job so he would get fired. He was afraid he would lose his shelter bed if he wasn't there to sleep in it.There are probably other stories similar to Mr. King's among the 3,850 military veterans who are homeless in Maryland, 1,170 of them in Baltimore.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | September 16, 2000
Some nights, Timothy Dale Lewis makes it to the downtown Baltimore Rescue Mission - which offers a meal, a shower and a bed for a few dollars. Other nights, despite having a wad of cash from his temporary construction jobs, he doesn't. "I sleep on the streets sometimes," the 44-year-old Navy veteran said. "If I do drugs and use all my money, I can't stay at the mission because it costs $3. You get off work with $40 or $50 in your pocket, and the crack man's sitting on the corner with that good feeling."
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By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | August 29, 1998
In the 1970s, Thomas Cameron and his mates spent much of their time longing for when their Navy submarine docked for liberty after 30-day cruises 1,200 feet deep."
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2013
Honorably discharged decades ago, a former Marine was living in a Baltimore homeless shelter, surviving with the help of $255 a month for a disability he suffered while in the service. Then he met Rochelle Richardson. Richardson, an attorney who works with the Homeless Persons Representation Project to provide indigent veterans free legal counsel, learned that the man had an outstanding claim for post-traumatic stress disorder. Richardson untangled his claim and submitted others for other unreported disabilities the former Marine sustained while he was in the corps.
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From The Aegis | October 15, 2012
Areas USA, the company contracted to operate the Chesapeake House travel plaza on I-95 near Perryville, as well as the Maryland House near Aberdeen, has been commended for its efforts at hiring veterans who have sought assistance at the Perry Point Medical Center. "It is so rejuvenating to know that there is a local business who appreciates the fact that I served in the military and is willing to provide me and my fellow veterans with a second chance at employment," Victor Rivera, a veteran in the Domiciliary Care Program at the Perry Point Veterans Affairs Medical Center, said in a press release.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2012
Baltimore police fatally shot a man in West Baltimore Saturday after he slashed an officer who was investigating a burglary complaint, officials said. The shooting occurred at about 12:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of W. Lexington St. Anthony Guglielmi, the department's chief spokesman, said officers received a 911 call for a possible burglary and encountered a man on the third floor of a vacant building. He said the man lunged at the first officer, cutting him on the face. A second officer fired at the suspect multiple times.
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By Matthew Hay Brown | January 24, 2012
Reps. Roscoe G. Bartlett and Chris Van Hollen are planning to take service members past and present to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address Tuesday evening. Bartlett, a Western Maryland Republican, and Van Hollen, a Montgomery County Democrat, are among some two dozen lawmakers participating in the bipartisan effort organized by the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs and the House National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus to help focus attention on veterans' needs.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2011
Kenneth Mumford smiled into the mirror and saw a full set of pearly white teeth for the first time in years. He was sitting in a chair at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, where he was being fitted for free dentures last month. The 59-year-old Air Force veteran got his full set of teeth courtesy of the Department of Veterans Affairs, which has been stepping up a dental care program for homeless vets. The idea, VA officials say, is to alleviate pain, improve health and boost self-esteem.
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April 16, 2009
Do more to reach homeless veterans The Baltimore Sun gave important coverage to a critical housing program for veterans in the article "Struggling veterans find hope in program" (April 13). The Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program can provide a rent subsidy to veterans that allows them to pay approximately 30 percent of their income for rent. This program is a major tool to end homelessness. But, as the article notes, veterans still comprise up to one-third of the homeless population nationally.
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By Justo Bautista and Justo Bautista,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | November 11, 2002
HACKENSACK, N.J. - They awake each day at dawn, rising from wooden benches, emerging from behind bushes, crawling out of alleyways and stairwells like creatures in a bad horror movie. But this is no cheap science-fiction thriller. The shadowy figures are homeless veterans stirring from the "spots" they call home. Though their nicknames - "Mountain Man," "Spinner," "The Colonel" - suggest men of independence and derring-do, the reality is anything but romantic. Stashing their meager belongings in blankets, gym bags, or underneath scraps of cardboard, they move out in all manner of dress: wrinkled windbreakers, worn-out baseball caps, dirty dungarees and sneakers.
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | May 10, 1998
The Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training was honored in Washington yesterday by the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans for displaying "extraordinary leadership."The center, formerly known as Maryland Homeless Veterans Inc., received the coalition's Outstanding Membership Award for bringing service providers together to help homeless veterans, said coalition Treasurer Tim Cantwell.Said coalition spokeswoman Julianne Crane: "We hold [the center] up as a role model" for its team-building.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | April 13, 2009
Keith Church left the Navy in 1974 after a two-year stint, worked for years as a maintenance mechanic and never considered asking for veterans benefits. But in December, Church, 54, was jobless, coping with health problems and on the brink of homelessness - "couch surfing" with friends, he says - when he turned to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for help. Within a few months, he moved into an apartment, thanks to a VA program that started in Maryland this year to help homeless veterans.
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November 15, 2007
Arecent report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness found that while veterans constitute about 11 percent of the civilian population 18 and older, they represent about 26 percent of homeless people. That proportion is lower than in the 1990s, when veterans were an estimated one-third of the homeless population, but the findings are disturbing nonetheless. Veterans are more likely to be educated and employed and less likely to be poor than the general population. As more veterans return from Iraq and Afghanistan, the problem of homeless veterans is likely to get worse.
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