Medford, Ore. — Meeting the needs of homeless veterans in Jackson County was the purpose of a round table discussion held in Medford Thursday. Congressman Greg Walden met with individuals from Access, Veteran Administration, and Easter Seals, learning more about the work these organizations are doing, and the challenges they face.
Challenges include mental health services, transportation, and affordable single unit housing. But officials say they are making incredible strides.
“If we could keep up the momentum, if we could find our landlord partners- we have the veterans- we might actually be able to meet the goal of ending veteran homelessness by the end of 2015,” support services director of Access, David Mulig says.
Their current list of homeless veterans stands at 145. At the beginning of 2015, they had over 240.
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