News Regarding Tucson's Homeless Veterans
Welcome Home... News Coverage
Here are a few of the articles we've come across discussing homeless veterans in Tucson, AZ, this Welcome Home... project, and local groups that work to assist homeless veterans. If your "Welcome Home...." efforts were covered in the newspapers or online or you see some mention, please let us know and we'll add a link or copy here. Thanks!
|5 Jan 2017||Arizona Daily Star|
|19 Nov 2016||Arizona Daily Star|
|10 Aug 2016||Arizona Daily Star|
|9 Feb 2016||Arizona Daily Star||
News regarding the Sister Jose Women's Shelter...a safe haven providing many services to homeless women in Tucson, AZ...including homeless veterans.
|2 Feb 2016||WVH||
The 10-year old boy was able to pick out one of the male kidnappers from a police photo. The police recognized him and arrested him...and got him to tell them who the other male was who was involved with the kidnapping. So both were arrested. Then, they figured out that a woman was also involved...so they got her too. Last week...all three kidnappers were tried in a Mexican court. The two men confessed, but the woman did not. The judge told her he didn't believe her... so all three were immediately convicted...and the judge sentenced each to 60 years in prison!!! Can you believe it? This all happened within two weeks.
|21 Dec 2015||Arizona Daily Star||"Ask Amy: 'Tis the season to give as much as you can"|
|12 Nov 2015||
I just got home from delivering the 41 afghans and quilts that you all provided for me! Glenn Fournie, the Tucson Mayor's Project Coordinator (for Housing and Community Development) is shown here with one of the afghans. He's delighted with the sizes and how gorgeously they are made...and the number of them! Just today, he's helping four homeless vets move into their new small apartments...and each will receive one of these afghans.
Glenn was especially happy that they are a decent size for a twin bed/mattress...as each vet receives a brand new twin mattress (avoiding the risk of bed bugs). The weather has been chilly here this past week (we actually have our heat on at home)...so this is a perfect time for these to be donated.
P.S. - The afghan Glenn is holding (made and donated by Hattie) is folded in half...It's not as short as it appears in this photo...
|11 Nov 2015||Arizona Daily Star||"VA enters stretch on goals for homelessness, claims backlog"|
|17 Oct 2015||Arizona Daily Star||"Tucson Guard member after Ms. Veteran America crown"|
|29 Sep 2015||Arizona Daily Star
(Letters to the Editor)
Please help shelter for homeless women
After last week, with the pope reminding us to take care of the poor, I would like to bring attention to the needs of homeless women in Tucson. Sisters Helping Sisters is a nonprofit organization that is in need of help with the winter months approaching. They have young, old and veterans who need a safe, warm place to stay at night, and the Sr. Jose Women's Center does that. They need not only donations, but also ladies clothes, personal care items, blankets and pillows. There are many places for men, but not for women, where they can feel safe. Please go to their website, www.srjosewomensshelter.org, for more information.
|22 Sep 2015||Arizona Daily Star||"Community Demonstrates Commitment to its Veterans"|
|19 Sep 2015||Arizona Daily Star||"Tucson on track to end homelessness among veterans"|