Homeless Vets Outreach
Many veterans, especially those who served in combat zones, leave the military with significant physical and emotional wounds that make transitioning to civilian life difficult. Unfortunately, one of the largest groups of America’s homeless population is veterans. There are too many of our nation’s heroes living on our streets who have special needs and require a helping hand.
The VFW supports homeless veterans in many ways including donations to homeless shelters, support of regional "stand-downs,” donating clothing and personal hygiene items, fighting for more government resources to reduce the homeless population and put veterans back to work. Posts and individuals can send donations to the Department’s Homeless Veterans fund in any amount which will be shared with veterans’ shelters.
VFW Homeless Veterans Chairman
1100 Mountain Rd.
Dauphin, PA. 17018
To help transitioning military personnel and veterans find employment, the VFW partners with America’s premier job board for veterans—VetJobs.
makes it easy for transitioning military, National Guard, Reserve Component Members, and veterans who have separated over the last several decades to become members of the civilian workforce in all disciplines. VetJobs
is a leading source for candidates with security clearances. The site features resources for veterans and employers searching for dependable, qualified workers.
Pennsylvania VFW Employment Opportunities Co-Chairman
David W. "Spike" Gyger