El Paso VA works to end veteran homelessness by 2015El Paso VA works to end veteran homelessness by 2015https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=53762014-01-02T08:05:00Z2014-01-02T08:00:00Z

EL PASO - According to the El Paso Coalition for the Homeless, 211 veterans were homeless last year in El Paso. However, this year, that number has gone down to 158.

In the last few years, the program hasĀ gone from two to 20 social workers who are working day and night to get veterans a better life.

The Department of Veteran Affairs in El Paso has at least seven programs for homeless veterans, which include housing, help for the clinically mentally ill and even job programs, too.

Charm Mizer, the homeless program coordinator at the VA, said they are doing everything they can to comply with the president's nationwide push to end chronic homelessness by 2015.

For more information on the programs the Department of Veterans Affairs offers for homeless veterans, call the homeless program coordinator at 915-564-6159.

Veterans can also call the National Center for Homeless Veterans at 877-424-3838.

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