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Help for Homeless Veterans

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The exam room at the Carpenter's Shelter in Old Town, Alexandria, has basic medical supplies and an area doctor who volunteers his time once a week.
Lauren Hodges
The exam room at the Carpenter's Shelter in Old Town, Alexandria, has basic medical supplies and an area doctor who volunteers his time once a week.

For many people, having a place to call home is a far-off dream. An estimated 12,000 homeless people live in the Washington region, and many of them served in the military. With Congress divided over funding for veterans, the problem threatens to grow. Lauren Hodges visited a homeless shelter in Alexandria, Va., to learn more about the challenges facing homeless veterans.

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