Serving Veterans Series | Webinar 3: Screening & Technology

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Webinar
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 3:00 pm

Join NLADA for the third webinar in our veterans series. In this webinar, we will go over why and how screening for veterans can help you better connect clients with services and what resources can better help you screen for veterans. We will hear from Sean Clark at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on this topic. We will also go over technology tools, sites, and apps that can help you better serve veterans. We will hear from Nan Heald at Pine Tree Legal Assistance, which hosts Stateside Legal. We also have time for questions at the end.

Veterans consistently report a high number of unmet legal needs: In the VA’s CHALENG survey of homeless veterans, four of the highest unmet needs were related to legal assistance. These issues were related to child support, eviction and foreclosure, restoring a driver’s license, and outstanding warrants and fines. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that on any given night, 37,878 veterans are homeless. An additional 1.4 million veterans considered to be at risk of homelessness due to poverty, overcrowding, and poor social networks. And almost 80 percent of homeless veterans have a mental illness or substance use disorder.

Hear in this webinar how and why you should screen clients for veteran status and why veterans might not think consider themselves to be veterans and why this matters. Learn about tech tools that can help you when connecting clients to services.

 

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