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Tucson VA Homeless Veteran Outreach to Participate in Annual Homeless Count

January 21, 2016

TUCSON, AZ – The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) homeless outreach program will participate in the annual Point-in-Time (PIT) count on January 27 starting at 6:00 a.m. at the main Tucson VA campus with teams dispatching throughout Tucson and Pima County in areas where a majority of the homeless population congregates.

The Tucson VA partners with the City of Tucson Mayor’s office, Housing and Urban Development and local homeless outreach agencies to get an accurate count of local homeless Veterans.

The VA is committed to ending Veteran homelessness. No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home. The entire department has put its energy and resources into ending Veteran homelessness. VA’s programs provide individualized, comprehensive care to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

The PIT count aids the SAVAHCS homeless outreach program in identifying homeless Veterans in the community and directs eligible homeless Veterans toward VA and local community resources to help them get off the streets and provide eligible homeless Veterans with quality health care through the VA.

Media wishing to cover the Tucson VA’s involvement in the PIT Count are asked to contact the SAVAHCS Public Affairs office at (520) 629-1819.