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Texoma's Homeless Veteran Stand Down Helps Vets in Need

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SHERMAN,TX-- Twelve percent of the adult homeless population in Texoma are Veterans.   typically they aren't aware of all the services available to them.

 This yearly event put on by the VA North Texas Healthcare System and Four  Rivers Outreach Center has vets who were once homeless helping those currently in  need.

Reginald Robinson, a former homeless Veteran and now a Peer Counselor said, "Well, we do a group, that's like a weekly group, that's sorta like a resource group that veterans help veterans. People that have received services come back and talk to the new veterans to give them hope."

Hope, because they offer an infinite amount of resources from housing, employment information, healthcare benefits, counseling, rehabilitation and much more.
Many of the vets that help with this event were once homeless themselves.
They are reaching out to their peers and letting them know that they aren't alone in their struggle and there is a way out.

If you know someone who is a homeless Veteran and needs assistance you can call the National Call Center for Homeless Veteran Resources at 877-424-3838 and they can give you all the information you need.