Homeless veteran population a glaring concern as volunteers complete annual count

  • Posted January 28, 2023
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Published: Jan. 26, 2023 at 11:36 PM EST
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – Volunteers on Thursday spread across Sedgwick County to determine how many homeless people are living in the Wichita area. From that total count, a sect of the homeless population drawing concern is veterans.

Passageways, a military veteran support organization that provides shelter and services for homeless veterans, works to locally address a nationwide issue. When Passageways Co-founder Susan Moellnger and her daughter started the organization in 2014, they weren’t aware of how apparent the homeless-veteran problem was.

In nearly a decade, they say the population of local veterans in-need hasn’t improved. It’s a population that continues to increase, going against the national trend, despite programs like Passageways.

At Passageways, Moellinger described how the organization can help veterans transition from living on the streets to permanent housing. (Continue reading here…)

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