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Benefits Information

The Heather French Foundation provides the service of a veterans service officer to help veterans file claims for compensation, pension and other benefits due to our nations veterans and there families.

For more information please contact:

Ken Moore VSO
164 Baneberry Way
Hilton, NY 14468

Or call toll free 1-866-746-1684


Homeless Veterans

One third of America’s homeless are veterans, men and women who served in the military to defend our nation.  Today the amount of homeless veterans risen to approximately 300,000 and, although primarily male, female homeless veterans are totaling near 10,000 and expected to increase.

While organizations and programs exist to help our nation's veterans --- wonderful programs coordinated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans service organizations and community-based groups -- they are not enough.  These programs lack volunteers, wide spread awareness and funding to reach out to all those who need their services.  Our nations veterans need your help. Write to your elected officials and urge them to provide more support for veterans programs.

Providing transportation for veterans to and from the VA medical centers, assistance for nationwide Stand Downs, community efforts to provide a hand up to veterans that wish to find assistance in their community to get off the streets, get cleaned up and get a job. 

What can you do to help…

  • Donate your time and energy to a veteran’s organization in your area.  This could include answering phones, doing clerical work, serving food, washing dishes or distributing clothing.

  • Donate food to a local homeless veterans' shelter.

  • Offer your professional skills and services to teach homeless veterans job skills so that they can once again become productive members of our society.

  • Participate in a Stand Down in your community.

  • Remind your friends that one in three homeless persons is a veteran.

  • If you are a teacher teach your students about the brave role many homeless veterans have played in defending our country.

  • If you are a parent, make volunteering for a homeless veterans program in your community a family event.

  • Write to your elected officials and urge them to provide more funding for homeless veterans programs.

  • Encourage your company or other organizations to which you belong to hold fundraisers or donate money to homless veterans programs in your community

Where To Go for Help

The Veterans Administration is concerned about your benefits and wants you to be able to contact them for any questions you might have. Listed below are toll free numbers and a VA Facility Locator, searchable by state, for your convenience which are accessible nationwide:

  • VA Benefits 1-800-827-1000
  • Life Insurance 1-800-669-8477
  • Debt Management Center 1-800-827-0648
  • Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) 1-800-829-4833
  • CHAMPVA 1-800-733-8387
  • Headstones and Markers 1-800-697-6947
  • Persian Gulf Hotline 1-800-PGW-VETS
  • Persian Gulf TDD 1-800-829-4833
  • VA On-Line telnet://vaonline.va.gov/ or via data line 1-800-US1-VETS up to 28.8KBPS at 8-N-1 modem setting.
  • VA World Wide Net Home Page Server http://www.va.gov/
  • Bulletin Board for dissemination of VA procurement information to vendors 1-800-735-5282 (or 202-565-6971 inside DC metropolitan calling area). Modem settings are 8-N-1 for ANSI terminal emulation.

VA Facilities By State

ALABAMA      ALASKA      ARIZONA      ARKANSAS       CALIFORNIA      COLORADO
CONNECTICUT      DELAWARE      DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA      FLORIDA      GEORGIA      HAWAII
IDAHO      ILLINOIS      INDIANA      IOWA      KANSAS      KENTUCKY
LOUISIANA      MAINE      MARYLAND       MASSACHUSETTS      MICHIGAN      MINNESOTA
MISSISSIPPI      MISSOURI      MONTANA      NEBRASKA      NEVADA      NEW HAMPSHIRE
NEW JERSEY      NEW MEXICO      NEW YORK       NORTH CAROLINA
NORTH DAKOTA      OHIO      OKLAHOMA       OREGON      PENNSYLVANIA      PHILIPPINES
PUERTO RICO, COMMONWEALTH OF (Includes the U.S. Virgin Islands)
RHODE ISLAND       SOUTH CAROLINA       SOUTH DAKOTA       TENNESSEE       TEXAS
UTAH       VERMONT       VIRGINIA       VIRGIN ISLANDS       WASHINGTON
WEST VIRGINIA       WISCONSIN      WYOMING

 

Report to the Nation

Providing reasonable estimates of
Homeless Veterans in America
On any given night in May, 1994

Compiled by
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

This information is an excerpt from the report published in May 1994. If you would like a printed copy of the entire report including a description of the methodology used, send your request via e-mail, fax, or call the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.

State # homeless vets
Alabama 2,050
Alaska 580
Arizona 3,315
Arkansas 2,150
California 33,250
Colorado 2,450
Connecticut 3,175
D.C. 3,750
Delaware 1,080
Florida 13,450
Georgia 7,700
Hawaii 1,135
Idaho 1,365
Illinois 13,100
Indiana 3,535
Iowa 3,725
Kansas 1,450
Kentucky 4,675
Louisiana 6,160
Maine 1,740
Maryland 3,850
Massachusetts 6,825
Michigan 10,250
Minnesota 2,375
Mississippi 3,250
Missouri 5,575
Montana 310
North Carolina 5,725
North Dakota 315
Nebraska 1,550
Nevada 5,345
New Hampshire 1,290
New Jersey 6,635
New Mexico 680
New York 18,640
Ohio 12,750
Oklahoma 4,130
Oregon 4,860
Pennsylvania 11,700
Rhode Island 1,370
South Carolina 4,350
South Dakota 775
Tennessee 5,950
Texas 15,470
Utah 1,680
Vermont 1,110
Virginia 7,110
Washington 6,105
Wisconsin 7,875
West Virgina 2,150
Wyoming 855
Total 271,750

 

 

 

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