Homeless Veterans Surpass Shelter Housing


1  Updated at 6:47 am, December 19th, 2012 By: Managing Editor
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(POCATELLO) – The number of homeless veterans living in eastern Idaho has surpassed the available number of beds in area shelters.

Local News 8 reports nearly 20 percent of the nation’s homeless people are veterans, and an estimated 60 homeless veterans are living in the region. With only 12 beds available between the Freedom LZ shelter and the Jefferson House, there’s a long list of veterans looking for a warm place to rest.

On Monday night, the American Legion and several other organizations teamed up to provide gifts for area veterans. Organizers say it’s important to recognize the sacrifices of many of the community’s most neglected residents.

  • rejco

    Freedom LZ shelter and the Jefferson House ARE ALL-CONTROLLING & PRISON-LIKE mandatory 12-Step religious AA/NA cult & “Jesus Save” insane asylums; they are NOT housing. Most veterans are THROW BACK TO THE STREETS because of the horrible & disrespecting treatment they receive.

    Homeless Veterans need IMMEDIATE REAL HOUSING, with leases in their names, keys to locking doors, and PRIVACY, and REAL JOBS!