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That's great. A job is a lot more help to a Vet than handouts. Self respect goes a long way. Hopefully the supervisors are given training on how to lead and such as unfortunately, a lot of vets that are homeless have issues due to what they went through over there.


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I believe he mentioned that they also give the vets a trailer to live in. $12 and a free place to live sure would go a long way after being homeless and all. Lots of people learn to live on less than $12 an hour.

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I agree, great program!


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Not a "great" idea......it's a FANTASTIC idea!!!


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Sounds good but it makes me wonder: How will they find full-time meaningful jobs if they are working out in the State Parks 40 hours a week?

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IDman wrote:

Sounds good but it makes me wonder: How will they find full-time meaningful jobs if they are working out in the State Parks 40 hours a week?


It seems to me if a Veteran applies for the job, that IS the job they want. And, that job may be very meaningful to them.

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Mr.Mark wrote:

IDman wrote:

Sounds good but it makes me wonder: How will they find full-time meaningful jobs if they are working out in the State Parks 40 hours a week?


It seems to me if a Veteran applies for the job, that IS the job they want. And, that job may be very meaningful to them.

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That still leaves 128 hrs/week..[emoticon]..Plus, they are also getting some "hands on" experience to put on their resume...IMHO, if I'm looking to hire someone, it just looks better if he's working than it does if he simply says he's homeless..[emoticon]....Dennis


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Why are any veterans homeless??


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Why are any veterans homeless??
The answer is simple but complicated. When one comes back from battle, the re-adjustment to civilian life is very difficult. It's not a switch that can be just turned off. You can't just give someone a house and expect all to be well. Truthfully, this program sounds like it is one leg of what should be a much larger comprehensive program for re-adjustment to civilian life. Suicide has grown significantly amongst veterans. While the army has a very comprehensive program for suicide prevention, I believe the program is fairly new. That program, the Arizona program, these are all steps in the right direction. We have a long way to go, but at least there is some progress.


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