On Thursday’s edition of “Closer Look,” in honor of Veterans Day, program host Rose Scott talked with several guests about the state of veterans in Georgia, the unique challenges veterans sometimes face and the local resources and support available to help veterans.
Dr. Carol Collard, the CEO of CaringWorks, first talked with program host Rose Scott about the difficulty in collecting the exact number of veterans experiencing homelessness but says it’s projected that at least 762 veterans in Georgia are unsheltered and out of that number 191 are based in metro Atlanta. Collard also talked about how mental health illnesses and addiction are sometimes contributing factors to veterans experiencing homelessness and shared details about what CaringWorks is doing to combat homeless for metro Atlanta veterans.
Rose then talked with Navy veteran Dr. Amy Stevens about her experience serving in the U.S. Navy. Stevens also discusses the unique challenges women veterans face and why she created the Facebook group Georgia Military Women.