Military service members, veterans, and their families are a growing community exposed to traumatic events. Involvement in combat that causes losses and fears; injuries associated with combat; repeated deployments and/or relocations; and military sexual violence—all may exert an emotional toll on military personnel, their families, and their communities.
In the United States, about 10% of homeless people are veterans. Among this group, three out of four experience mental and/or substance use disorders. Passage Home offers resources that address the unique challenges of veterans experiencing homelessness and the general housing needs of returning military servicemen and their families.
Passage Home has staff trained to work specifically with veterans to help them maintain stable housing and increase their income—either through better employment or connecting them to resources.
If you are a veteran or know a veteran in need, please contact Wake County’s Access Hub.