Baltimore’s Veteran Homelessness Challenge
Of the nearly 3,000 people who experience homelessness in Baltimore each night, approximately 15 percent are veterans. No one who has donned a uniform in defense of our nation should find themselves on the streets or in a shelter. The men and women who have bravely served our country should be honored, not left uncared for.
In partnership with the VA Maryland Health Care System, The Journey Home launched Baltimore’s Veteran Homelessness Challenge. This unprecedented effort will bring our partners together so that we can make veteran homelessness as rare and brief by the end of this year. To make the vision of Baltimore’s Veteran Homelessness Challenge a reality, we will need the entire community to work with us. We need developers and landlords to create more permanent housing opportunities for our veterans; we need health care providers, legal advocates, and benefits specialists to educate and support our veterans so that they can achieve stability; and we need long-term investment from funders who can commit to this worthwhile effort.
Learn more about how you can get involved and support Baltimore’s Veteran Homelessness Challenge.