Georgia is home to 777,858 veterans. In a recent study, 58% of veterans surveyed in Georgia reported experiencing homelessness after their departure from the military. Sixty-five percent report income less than $20,000 and 71% do not receive income from either pensions or retirement. Reintegrating into civilian life after serving in the military is often an overwhelming experience.
Catholic Charities Atlanta’s AmeriCorps Peer Navigator program, offering case support services to Georgia’s veterans, rises to meet these challenges. This is a free program for military members, veterans, and their families to connect to resources in their local community that help them to meaningfully improve their lives and accomplish their goals.