Veterans Day http://kalw.org en StoryCorps: A military man finds support in unexpected places http://kalw.org/post/storycorps-military-man-finds-support-unexpected-places-0 <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-5652d8ca-4995-e08c-3b73-73a9527579c2" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Olin Thomas is a retired army veteran. He says it wasn’t until after he joined the military that he realized he was gay. Despite his fears about coming out, he found support in unexpected places. Tue, 12 Nov 2013 00:05:04 +0000 Jen Chien 35747 at http://kalw.org StoryCorps: A military man finds support in unexpected places Addressing chronic homelessness with permanent supportive housing http://kalw.org/post/addressing-chronic-homelessness-permanent-supportive-housing <p class="p1">California has the largest concentration of homeless veterans in the nation, and in San Francisco, it’s likely that more than 700 homeless vets will sleep on the street or in shelters this Veterans Day.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">According to Bevan Dufty, director of San Francisco’s Housing, Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement (<a href="http://www.sfmayor.org/index.aspx?page=903">HOPE</a>) program, housing homeless veterans is a high priority for the city. And the number of homeless veterans has decreased since last year, thanks in part to the opening of a permanent supportive housing facility called <a href="http://www.swords-to-plowshares.org/tag/veterans-commons/">Veterans Commons</a>. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:52:16 +0000 Liz Pfeffer 35733 at http://kalw.org Addressing chronic homelessness with permanent supportive housing