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Department of Veterans Affairs Holds Stand Down to Homelessness Event

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Statistics show almost a quarter of all homeless people are also military veterans.  That is why the Department of Veterans Affairs hosted a "Stand Down to Homelessness" event Wednesday at The Crossings near downtown Charlottesville.
    
It was a chance for homeless veterans to connect with a variety of resources, like health checks, social services, and veterans' benefits.

Raymond Patterson of Healthcare for Homeless Veterans said,  "It's an opportunity for them to understand the local resources, both the Virginia resources and community-based resources."

The Department of Veterans Affairs brought along its mobile health unit to provide routine health screenings for veterans.
    
The vehicle makes the rounds through rural areas in central Virginia to help educate and care for veterans in need.

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