I’m writing to tell you about a new resource for US Veterans who may be experiencing homelessness. The Department of Veterans Affairs has created a toll-free, national hotline for veterans to provide free, 24-hour access to VA counselors and other resources that might help you. If you call during normal business hours hotline staff will ask you a few questions to figure out what you need, then they will transfer you to a live person at your local VA medical center. If you call outside of business hours, hotline staff will give you a phone number and the address of the facility nearest to you.
To call the Homeless Veteran hotline, dial 1-877-424-3838. Again, this is a toll-free call, and is available 24 hours a day. That number again is 1-877-424-3838. For more information visit http://www1.va.gov/HOMELESS/NationalCallCenter.asp.
If you call, please let them know that you heard about the hotline from Community Voice Mail. Please pass the word to any friends or family members who are veterans and may be experiencing homelessness. Thanks!