Oct 3, 2011 7:30 PM by Matt Stafford

Groups helping homeless meet in CS; concerned about Vets

People helping the homeless in Colorado Springs say resources are stretched. That's nothing new, but at Monday's 9th annual homeless conference they're looking for new ways to address it locally.

About 100 organizations came out for a slate of different topics related to homelessness, but there's one area that's causing extra concern -- veterans becoming homeless.

From what they're seeing, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder seems to be the big issue for many of the soldiers who are falling into homelessness.

"It makes it difficult for them to find jobs; difficult for them in housing and things of that nature and to reintegrate in their communities," says Kathy Martin, who works with the non-profit Homes for all Veterans.

The organizations are talking about how to make that process easier, but they also expect the need to continue growing as soldiers keep coming home from war.


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