Picture( Angela Peacock spent years with no home after serving in Iraq. )
WASHINGTON - The number of female service members who have become homeless after leaving the military has jumped dramatically in recent years, according to new government estimates, presenting the Veterans Administration with a challenge as it struggles to accommodate the hundreds of thousands of returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.
It’s an unfortunate fact that military service members experience physical, mental and emotional hardships on the job. But once they’re discharged, the aftermath of a tour of duty can bring those hardships back home with them.
The Boston Globe has a little-reported story on the rising number of homeless women veterans, many of them single parents with kids. What’s even more disturbing is the fact that although services are in place to help returning vets, many f
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