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Founded by veterans for veterans, the mission of the Atlanta Veterans Association is to enhance the quality of life for veterans through engaging 
in community activities, fundraisers, financial assistance, resources, job readiness, employment and career training, business and 
entrepreneurial goals, financial and credit health, and interacting through sports, physical fitness, therapeutic, and holistic wellness programs.
In 2016, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) estimated that on any given night there were over 47,000 homeless veterans sleeping on American streets. There are more than 700 homeless veterans in greater Atlanta on any given night. About one-third of the adult homeless population in the US are veterans. 

While only 8% of Americans are veterans, 17% of our homeless population is made up of veterans. The number of homeless female veterans is on the rise: 
in 2006, there were 150 homeless female veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars; in 2011, there were 1,700. That same year, 18% of homeless veterans assisted by the VA were women. Female veterans are two to three times more likely to be homeless than any other group in the US adult population. Women veterans and those with disabilities including post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury are more likely to become homeless, and a higher percentage of veterans returning from the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq have these characteristics. Veterans between the ages of 18 and 30 are twice as likely as adults in the general population to be homeless, and the risk of homelessness increases significantly among young veterans who are poor.

Despite only accounting for 12.8% and 15.4% of the U.S. population, roughly 56% of all homeless veterans are African-American or Hispanic. Over 50% of homeless veterans have disabilities.  Half suffer from mental illness; PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and Traumatic Braining Injury (TBI).  Two-thirds suffer from substance abuse problems; and many from dual diagnosis (both mental illness and a substance abuse problem).  As a result of behavioral issues which may result in facing legal charges, many veterans are engaged in the Veterans Treatment Court where the focus is on treatment and rehabilitation rather than jail time.

Homeless veterans spend an average of nearly six years homeless, compared to four years reported among non-veterans. Three times as many veterans currently struggling to pay rent or mortgages, maintain utilities, buy food and personal items, face an increased risk of becoming homeless...

The Atlanta Veterans Association provides assistance and resources to homeless veterans to aid, support and help prevent homelessness through 
our "Homeless Heroes" project and for women veterans through our initiative, "Our Sister's Room".
Helping Our Homeless Heroes
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Women make up 20% of new recruits - 15% active-duty and 18% Reserve and National Guard. Nearly 280,000 women have served in Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn
In their 2015 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sites a 30% drop in Veteran homelessness since 2010, but only 
a 4% drop from 2014-2015.
VGIFT (Veterans of Georgia in Film & TV) members have benefited from free training as Production Assistants and have gained work on feature films and television series...        Learn more
AVA offers certified production assistant training to Veterans interested in careers in Georgia's booming
multi-million dollar 
film and TV industry.  
Discounted or FREE tuition may be available to select members of  VGIFT 
to learn more click here

Transitioning, Transforming 
& Transcending the 
Quality of Life for Veterans
Atlanta Veterans Training for Work in Film & Television Productions  
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More than 2 million veterans — about 9 percent of the total veteran population of 21 million — 
are women.
More than 2 million veterans — about 9 percent of the total veteran population of 21 million — 
are women.
Addressing Veteran Suicide, Drug & Alcohol Abuse & Mental Health Issues
Coaching Into Care is a national telephone service of the VA which aims to educate, support, and empower family members and friends who are seeking care or services for a Veteran. Our goal is to help Veterans, their family members, and other loved ones find the appropriate services at their local VA facilities and/or in their community. We also provide coaching to family and friends of Veterans who see that a Veteran in their life may be having difficulty adjusting to civilian life. Coaching is provided by licensed psychologists or social workers, free-of-charge. Coaching involves helping our callers figure out how to motivate the Veteran to seek treatment. We can help you get information about mental health, services at the VA and tips on how to begin the conversation about treatment with a loved one who is a Veteran.
As a parent, family member or other supporter of a military Veteran, you may have questions about how to support the Veteran you love.
This is a safe, easy way to learn whether stress and depression might be affecting you. Using this service is completely voluntary and confidential.
You must be at least 18 years old to complete the Self-Check Quiz.
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The Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline have joined with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to create the Veterans Self-Check Quiz. Click on the Stop Sign to begin the quiz.
1-800-273-TALK (8255), Press 1
At any time while completing the Veterans Self-Check Quiz, 
you may speak with a Responder via phone by dialing the above 
number and pressing "1" for Veterans and Service Members.
As a US military Veteran, there are many services and many individuals who are devoted to your well-being
It may be hard for couples tell whether the problems you're dealing with are  relationship issues or a function of other mental health symptoms. 
Many people who know a Veteran who may be struggling with peace of mind, mood problems,transitioning may wonder how they can be of support
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