Camryn V. Washington


What resources are available once veterans come home?

Dear Mr. or Madam President,

I would like to take a minute to talk about the treatment of our troops once they come back home. When troops go away from their families and stay away from them for months, they at least have a place to go when they return home. Troops who return and have no home or family to go back to can choose to use crowded shelters like Homeless Housing Programs, along with more than 140,000 other people annually. Even with overcrowded Homeless Shelters or Homeless Housing Programs, more than 57,000 veterans (on a single night according to the Statistics from The 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report,) do not have a choice about where they will stay after returning home. I have chosen this topic to write about because my father was a Colonel in the U.S. Army, and although he had a family to come back to, many people who fight in wars or are injured while fighting for our country often have to live on the streets of the country they fought for. I am asking you to please consider this topic to look into further. Thank you so much for your time and I wish you all the best.


Camryn V.