Vets Finding a Home: Giving Homeless Veterans a Voice


A video and photography project titled Vets Finding a Home, which opened at Project H.O.M.E.'s 1515 Fairmount Avenue residence, gives a face and a voice to veterans who have experienced homelessness.

According to Mark Lyons of the Philadelphia Storytelling Project, "By giving homeless vets a voice and listening to their stories, we can learn from them and gain some insights about why they became homeless, how they heal, and our responsibility to support them as they rebuild their lives."

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Federal Programs Related to - Film & Video

Programs that encourage new, foreign and independent film makers through the organization and presentation of film expositions and festivals or which show old or difficult to obtain films in noncommercial facilities. Also included are programs that show movies for children, adolescents or adults for the purpose of entertainment and programs that preserve film for posterity. Film Festivals; Film Preservation.

    Federal Programs Related to - Services for the Homeless

    Programs that provide supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless or which work with people who are at risk for homelessness in an effort to prevent them from losing their permanent residence.

    Federal Programs Related to - Military & Veterans Affairs

    Programs that promote the interests of veterans or active or retired military personnel and/or programs of the Armed Forces of the United States. Coast Guard; Veterans Affairs

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    Programs that focus on protecting and promoting the broad civil rights and civil liberties of individuals and work to change public policy and opinion in a variety of areas.

    See also: +COMMON CODE Advocacy (**B); Hate Crimes Prevention (I02.07); Housing Discrimination (I05.08); Voter Services (W08.05)


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