Department of Veterans Affairs
U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald expressed his support in San Francisco Wednesday for additional Bay Area resources to help get homeless veterans into stable housing.
In an ongoing effort to support returning veterans to re-establish themselves in viable careers, the Department of Veterans Affairs has established a vocational, rehabilitation program, called Compensated Work Therapy (CWT).
California veterans are desperate for housing. But two brand new facilities are sitting empty, with taxpayers footing the bill.
Many veterans who attended Monday’s meeting said they have been waiting months and sometimes even years for decisions.
Since 2007, the VA has experienced a 35 percent increase in the number of veterans receiving mental health services.
The Veterans Affairs Department is trying to contact family members about mistaken grave markings at a pair of Bay Area military cemeteries.
Noting that an average of 18 veterans a day commit suicide, a federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the Department of Veterans Affairs to dramatically overhaul its mental health care system.