Northern New England Summit to End Veteran Homelessness

During the Northern New England Summit to End Veteran Homelessness, held at Saint Anselm College in Manchester last Thursday, Jorg and Madeline Dreusicke were honored for their work in New Hampshire to help homeless veterans. From left are Robert Pulster, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness; Jorg Dreusicke; David Tille, HUD New England's regional administrator; Madeline Dreusicke; and Mandy Reagan, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.

MANCHESTER -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), along with representatives from the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, state and local homeless agencies and veterans' organizations from New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, gathered at Saint Anselm College in Manchester for the Northern New England Summit to End Veteran Homelessness.

More than 100 people participated in the summit, which included discussions on strategies to end veteran homelessness; a sharing of best practices and lessons learned; and key resources available to assist veterans.

“Thanks to a real partnership effort, we are making progress putting systems in place that will help us end veteran homelessness here in New England,” said David Tille, HUD New England's regional administrator. “Our hope is that each of you will walk away with new strategies and a network of support that you can take back to your communities to help finish the job of ending veterans’ homelessness here in New England.”

Veterans in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont can access federal, state and local resources by dialing 211 on their phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to be connected with support services.