[Hpn] County woman braves the fray for homeless veterans

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                  County woman braves the fray for homeless veterans=20


                  By Michelle Knight  knight@theacorn.com=20


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                              Claire Hope =20
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                  Claire Hope calls the months between March and July =
"countdown to the Stand Down." That's when she and other volunteers =
start the innumerable preparations needed to put on the Ventura County =
Stand Down.=20

                  For the 15th straight year, the three-day intervention =
event for homeless veterans will bring together a wide range of social =
services under one roof. The event is scheduled from July 27 to 29 at =
the National Guard Armory in Ventura.=20

                  The Stand Down provides veterans with food, shelter, =
access to medical care and legal help, housing and jobseeking services, =
mental health counseling, drug and alcohol treatment and other services, =
all of which are free.=20

                  Hope, whose father was a World War II veteran and son =
a veteran of Desert Storm, is credited with starting the annual event in =
Ventura County 15 years ago.=20

                  "I just feel that our veterans have done so much to =
provide the freedoms we have every day," said Hope, a Camarillo =
resident. "And I think it's sad that they went to fight the battles =
wherever they went . . . and now they face a future of homelessness here =
on the streets of America."=20

                  A human resources manager at the time, she didn't have =
any experience organizing an event of that size and scope. But feeling a =
debt of gratitude to veterans and inspired by a Stand Down she happened =
upon in Long Beach in 1991, she took up the challenge.=20

                  After 14 months of preparation and enlisting the help =
of local organizations, government agencies and business sponsors, the =
first Stand Down debuted in Ventura in 1993.=20

                  "Your heart breaks for them," she said. "What =
population of the homeless deserves more than the veterans?"=20

                  These days about 300 volunteers help Hope, who is =
retired, plan and organize the Stand Down. U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly =
(RThousand Oaks) is an honorary co-chair.=20

                  San Diego was the site of the California has eight =
Stand Downs a year.=20

                  According to the National Coalition for Homeless =
Veterans' website, about 200,000 veterans are homeless in the United =
States on any given night, and some 400,000 experience homelessness over =
the course of a year. But experts said pinpointing their exact numbers =
is virtually impossible.=20

                  Karol Schulkin, program administrator for Ventura =
County's homeless program, said that's because war veterans tend to shy =
away from bureaucracies and have better survival skills than the general =
homeless population. It's generally accepted, however, that veterans =
make up 18 percent to 20 percent of the country's homeless population, =
Schulkin said.=20

                  Hope said that only a small percentage of the 120 or =
so veterans expected to attend the event are likely to leave the =
streets. Many of them suffer from mental health issues and substance =
abuse and usually lack family and social support, which makes it very =
difficult for them to break away from that lifestyle, she said.=20

                  "We can't walk them through it; we tell them what's =
there," Hope said. "They have to help themselves."=20

                  Hope estimates that about 10 percent of the county's =
homeless veteran population come off the streets each year, but Ventura =
County Veterans Service Officer George Compton said that's probably =
optimistic.=20

                  Compton said based on his experience after veterans =
have been on the streets for six months or more, it's rare that they =
leave that freewheeling lifestyle.=20

                  "When you have problems with drugs, alcohol and mental =
health, you don't want rules anymore," Compton said. "I hate to sound =
pessimistic, but I've been doing this for a long time.=20

                  "We see the same ones year after year," he said of the =
Stand Down veterans, adding that prevention is the key to helping =
veterans.=20

                  True to her name, Hope maintains that all the work =
putting the event together is worthwhile even if only one veteran is =
helped. She recalls one man from an earlier Stand Down who said if he =
hadn't seen a flier the day before he probably wouldn't be alive- he'd =
been considering suicide.=20

                  Before he moved out of the area several years ago, he =
wrote Hope a poem that she treasures to this day=20

                  "It's such a rewarding event," Hope said.=20

                  For more information on the Ventura County Stand Down, =
visit the organizers' website at www. venturacountystanddown.com.=20

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                  <P>For the 15th straight year, the three-day =
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                  <P>Hope, whose father was a World War II veteran and =
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                  <P>"I just feel that our veterans have done so much to =
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                  <P>A human resources manager at the time, she didn't =
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by a=20
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                  <P>After 14 months of preparation and enlisting the =
help of=20
                  local organizations, government agencies and business=20
                  sponsors, the first Stand Down debuted in Ventura in =
1993.=20
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                  <P>"Your heart breaks for them," she said. "What =
population of=20
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                  <P>These days about 300 volunteers help Hope, who is =
retired,=20
                  plan and organize the Stand Down. U.S. Rep. Elton =
Gallegly=20
                  (RThousand Oaks) is an honorary co-chair. </P>
                  <P>San Diego was the site of the California has eight =
Stand=20
                  Downs a year. </P>
                  <P>According to the National Coalition for Homeless =
Veterans'=20
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United=20
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year.=20
                  But experts said pinpointing their exact numbers is =
virtually=20
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                  <P>Karol Schulkin, program administrator for Ventura =
County's=20
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tend to shy=20
                  away from bureaucracies and have better survival =
skills than=20
                  the general homeless population. It's generally =
accepted,=20
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percent of the=20
                  country's homeless population, Schulkin said. </P>
                  <P>Hope said that only a small percentage of the 120 =
or so=20
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leave the=20
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and=20
                  substance abuse and usually lack family and social =
support,=20
                  which makes it very difficult for them to break away =
from that=20
                  lifestyle, she said. </P>
                  <P>"We can't walk them through it; we tell them what's =
there,"=20
                  Hope said. "They have to help themselves." </P>
                  <P>Hope estimates that about 10 percent of the =
county's=20
                  homeless veteran population come off the streets each =
year,=20
                  but Ventura County Veterans Service Officer George =
Compton=20
                  said that's probably optimistic. </P>
                  <P>Compton said based on his experience after veterans =
have=20
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that=20
                  they leave that freewheeling lifestyle. </P>
                  <P>"When you have problems with drugs, alcohol and =
mental=20
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"I hate=20
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long=20
                  time. </P>
                  <P>"We see the same ones year after year," he said of =
the=20
                  Stand Down veterans, adding that prevention is the key =
to=20
                  helping veterans. </P>
                  <P>True to her name, Hope maintains that all the work =
putting=20
                  the event together is worthwhile even if only one =
veteran is=20
                  helped. She recalls one man from an earlier Stand Down =
who=20
                  said if he hadn't seen a flier the day before he =
probably=20
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                  <P>Before he moved out of the area several years ago, =
he wrote=20
                  Hope a poem that she treasures to this day </P>
                  <P>"It's such a rewarding event," Hope said. </P>
                  <P>For more information on the Ventura County Stand =
Down,=20
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