VETERANS AND OTHERS INTERESTED IN VETERAN AFFAIRS: THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES AT SAINT LOUIS is the repository of millions of military personnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century. (Records prior to WWI are in Washington, DC.) NPRC (MPR) also stores medical treatment records of retirees from all services, as well as records for dependent and other persons treated at naval medical facilities. Information from the records is made available upon written request (with signature and date) to the extent allowed by law. This site is provided for those seeking information regarding military personnel, health and medical records stored at NPRC (MPR).
While nationally there was a 7% decrease in homeless veterans, Georgia had a 2% increase in its numbers. Click on the image for a larger version and to check out numbers in your state.
DEMOGRAPHICS OF HOMELESS VETERANS
- 13% of the homeless adult population are veterans
- 20% of the male homeless population are veterans
- 68% reside in principal cities
- 32% reside in suburban/rural areas
- 51% of individual homeless veterans have disabilities
- 50% have serious mental illness
- 70% have substance abuse problems
- 51% are white males, compared to 38% of non-veterans
- 50% are age 51 or older, compared to 19% non-veterans