The need for permanent and/or transitional housing for disabled veterans has continued to grow as more and more of our men and women return home to reenter mainstream society. The VA is grossly underfunded and as a result it has not demonstrated the ability to successfully deal with the quantity of individuals who are physically disabled and has shown even worse success with the large number of veterans suffering from psychological impairment, such as post-traumatic stress disorder. According to the National Institute of Mental Health about 30 percent of men and women who have spent time in war zones experience PTSD. The high suicide rate, among our service personnel, suggests that their psychological issues have not been dealt with satisfactorily. Nor has the statistic that there are currently over 200,000 homeless veterans hopelessly wandering the streets of America. Project: We Care’s goal is to provide transitional housing and related services to veterans suffering from PTSD and other debilitating ailments.
Robert W. Greene