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Wed August 17, 2011
Fayetteville VA Reaches Out to Homeless Vets
The Veterans Affairs office in Fayetteville is looking for ways to help homeless veterans there. The VA says the number of homeless female veterans is rising as more women serve in the military. Stephanie Felder is the homeless program coordinator at the VA in Fayetteville. She says the meeting attracted nonprofit groups and employment agencies to help put male and female veterans back to work.
Stephanie Felder: "Veterans, they come in daily and they need services. I've seen many veterans, I've served many veterans. When we're driving, we see them and we do everything we possible can to bring them in to access services. We have a "no-wrong-door" policy."
She says her office has served more than 500 homeless veterans in the last year. Felder says the program is part of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki's plan to end homelessness among veterans by 2015.