This story takes place in Los Angeles. It is the story of homeless veterans helped by New Directions, a non-profit organization that focuses on treatment on substance abuse. It includes interviews with veterans with a form of PTSD unique to Iraq and Afghanistan and also an extensive interview with the director of New Directions who explains that they receive $28.00 a day for each veteran but spend $60.00 a day to treat them – funds made up elsewhere. So far they have treated over 5000 veterans.
The link takes you to the Life & Times blog site. Read the reporter’s notes – they are important to the story. Then watch the video. Homeless Vets? Not Again!
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