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Defining Toughness

Ben Riggs knows tough.

A former Marine from the 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment, Ben was a soldier’s soldier, part of a “grunt unit,” infantry, “tip of...

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Veterans are more likely to be homeless than the population at large.

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Making Connections for Homeless Veterans

If you had a bunch of money in the bank with your name on it but didn’t know about the account, what good would it do you?

That’s the situation for...

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One Veteran's Journey to a Homeless Shelter

Military service ran in Ben’s family. Growing up, he planned to follow suit. But first, he wanted to let loose.

“I moved to Arizona and I started...

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Honoring Those Who Have Fought for Freedom

While 2015 Point-in-Time Count numbers for the nation showed an overall decrease in veteran homelessness, the statistic for homeless veterans in...

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The High Price of Freedom

“It’s kind of an oxymoron, the word freedom, because it comes with a high price.” –Chris, Marine veteran

Freedom means many things to many people. We...

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Why is homelessness higher among veterans?

11% of the adult homeless population are veterans.

20% of the male homeless population are veterans.

About 1.4 million other veterans, meanwhile,...

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