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Homeless services model aims to provide military veterans with housing, legal assistance

from ABA Journal

In 1981, five Vietnam veterans hatched a plan to mount an armed assault on the Veterans Administration building in San Diego. They were angry that the VA seemed indifferent to veterans' physical and mental health, and concerned about increasing numbers of homeless Vietnam vets around the city. But, before they could execute that plan, Father William Mahedy, a former military chaplain who ran the counseling sessions, invited them to a meeting with a veteran who needed help. more


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