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More Women Veterans Living on the Streets, Including in Milwaukee

October 18, 2016

On any given night in the United States, nearly 40,000 veterans are homeless.  That’s according to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.  A 2014 study from Disabled American Veterans found that eight percent of those homeless Veterans are women.  In fact, female Veterans are now the fastest-growing segment of America’s homeless population.

Rochelle Lopez is one of those women.  She lived in her car in the Milwaukee area for six months after serving two tours of duty in Iraq.

Lopez’s story is not unique.

In fact, it starts like many Veterans’ stories do.  Lopez is the daughter of a soldier, she’s the granddaughter of a soldier, she’s even the great-granddaughter of a soldier.  All she ever wanted to be was a soldier, and she became one.

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