|Homelessness is not just a problem among middle-age and elderly veterans. Younger veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are trickling into shelters and soup kitchens seeking services, treatment or help with finding a job. 2005 data
estimated that 194,254 homeless people out of 744,313
on any given night were veterans.
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