Resources for homeless veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 250,000 veterans living in the U.S. are homeless, and as many as double that number experience homelessness at some point during the course of a year. Of the entire adult homeless population, one-third have served in the military. Most homeless veterans are male, with 45 percent suffering from mental illness and 70 percent abusing alcohol or other drugs.

Below is a list of federal and nonprofit agencies committed to helping homeless veterans.

(800) VET-HELP

(202) 737-6444

(202) 638-1526

(202) 638-2535

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
(888) 439-3300

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
(800) 998-9999

Federal Emergency Management Agency
(703) 706-9660

(800) 827-1000