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Saturday, December 1, 2012

More than 2,000 homeless veterans in Arizona

More than 2,000 homeless veterans in Arizona
KTAR
By Bruce St. James Show
Originally published: Nov 30, 2012

Many Americans often pay tribute to veterans on holidays, but what happens when the fanfare fades and it's time to go home?

For most Americans, that means a bed. But for the veterans they were honoring, that can mean a stoop, an alley or a shelter.

"On average, there's about 2,000 veterans experiencing homelessness in Arizona," said Joan Serviss with the Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness, adding that 60 percent of those are in Maricopa County.

Serviss said the homeless veterans include both those from the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and earlier wars.
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