Battling the Storm Within

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

U.S. must do more to reduce homelessness among female veterans

Ginger Miller served in the U.S. Navy as a bosun's mate, receiving a medical discharge for an in-service accident. Although her service skills didn't readily transfer to civilian life, she never dreamed she'd end up homeless, living on the streets for three years with her 2-year-old son and husband, a former Marine suffering from PTSD who also could not find work.

This snapshot of just one woman, one family, isolated and alone, is emblematic of a persistent national tragedy that is largely preventable and completely unacceptable.


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