There are now concerns for veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. "We're going to be having a tsunami [effect] … because the mental health toll from this war is enormous," said Daniel Tooth, director of veterans affairs for Lancaster County, Pa. The Iraq vets seeking help with homelessness are more likely to be women, less likely to have substance abuse problems, but more likely to have mental illness — mostly related to post-traumatic stress, said Pete Dougherty, director of homeless veterans programs at the VA.
More on the Internet:
National Alliance to End Homelessness: http://www.naeh.org
County of Lancaster: http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us
Veterans Affairs: Department: http://www.va.gov
U.S. Vets: http://usvetsinc.org