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The Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS): Central Virginia VA’s Homeless Veterans Program managers assist local organizations, help Crater Region reach ‘Functional Zero’

May 20, 2021

Brooke Pendleton, a homeless Veterans coordinator with the Central Virginia VA Health Care System (CVHCS), spoke during a press conference hosted by community partners at the historic Petersburg Courthouse, Petersburg, Virginia, May 20, 2021. The CVHCS Homeless Veterans Program team partners with federal, state and local organizations, including Crater Area Coalition on Homelessness (CACH), St. Joseph’s Villa and Built For Zero, to find sustainable housing for homeless Veterans in the community. Today, the Crater Region, which covers nine counties and independent cities across Southeastern Virginia, joined 10 other communities across the nation to reach “Functional Zero,” a designation signifying that fewer Veterans are experiencing homeless than can be housed in a month.