Homeless Veterans Outreach: Resources


The American Legion places special priority on the issue of veteran homelessness. With veterans making up approximately 11 percent of our nation’s total adult homeless population, there’s plenty of reason to give the cause special concern.

We hope you find the following resources helpful:

The Michael Guty Homeless Veterans Outreach Award, instituted in 2005, recognizes departments for their activities toward eliminating homelessness among veterans and prevention of future homeless veterans.


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National Resources
The American Legion offers a variety of information and resources to aid Homeless Veterans.


Visit Website

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

The National Call Center for Homeless Veterans is a free, anonymous, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.

  • Visit Website
  • Chat Online
  • Homeless Vets National Call Center
    • Call 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838)
  • Veterans Crisis Line
    • 1-800-273-8255, press 1
    • Text 838255
    • 1-800-799-4889 Deaf or hard of hearing
Veterans Justice Outreach Centers
Each VA Medical Center has been asked to designate a facility-based Veterans Justice Outreach Initiative specialist who is responsible for direct outreach, assessment and case management for justice-involved veterans in local courts and jails. This specialist also serves as a liaison with local justice system partners.


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The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, NCHV is the resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year. NCHV also serves as the primary liaison between the nation’s care providers, Congress and the Executive Branch agencies charged with helping them succeed in their work.


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Al “Gunner” Dudley
Homeless Veterans Chair