News worthy articles…By
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Here is the first set of articles, including a series of steps that have been taken to support our Veterans who have, or need, a service dog.
Housing project for hard-core homeless pays off.
A study of homeless adults housed by L.A. County's Project 50 suggests providing permanent housing to vulnerable populations saves local governments money. – www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0608-homeless-savings-20120608,0,5536032.story
Mental Health First Aid; how to incorporate in our communities
Service Dogs & Veterans – a favorite cause of mine. Matt Kuntz, Executive Director or NAMI Montana www.namimt.org has taken the charge as well.
Here is the petition that got us started: www.change.org/petitions/secretary-of-the-army-john-mchugh-change-the-army-s-restrictive-policy-on-service-dogs
Below is the press we're getting.
USA Today has a great article on our Service Dog fight. I think we’re well on our way to making life a little better for soldiers with severe PTSD and TBI. ~Matt Kuntz – http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/story/2012-06-07/army-ptsd-ADA-service-dogs/55450078/1.
If you're willing, please sign the petition and/or call your Congressmen and Representatives.
Until we have another batch of news to share,