United Way Launches Veteran and Chronic Homelessness Program

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Last year Spokane County United Way started the Anchor Community Initiative to serve unaccompanied young people ages 12-24 who are experiencing homelessness. The goal is to end youth and young adult homelessness. Great success has been made in this effort in a short amount of time. Learn more.

Building on the success of the Anchor Community Initiative, United Way is launching Built for Zero; a new effort to support homeless veterans and chronically homeless adults. This work is supported by funding United Way received from the Kaiser Permanente Foundation.

Spokane County United Way joined the Built for Zero collaborative which is made up of more than 80 cities and counties that have committed to measurably ending homelessness, one population at a time. Using data, communities have changed how local homeless response systems work and the impact they can achieve. Fourteen of the collaborative communities have ended homelessness for a population by reaching a standard called functional zero. More than half have achieved reductions in the number of people experiencing chronic and veteran homelessness.

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