Homeless Veterans



Spending hike sought to help end veterans homelessness | McClatchy Darren Spencer a former homeless veteran and his 18yearold son Lamont Spencer pose in their Tacoma Washington apartment Wednesday April 4 2012 | Lui Kit


In Tacoma: Help needed to send homeless to college

Chalaia Smith is determined to become something more than a statistic.

“There’s a stereotype with homeless youth – that we are all troublemakers, that we’ll always be homeless,” said the graduating Foss High School senior. Smith has other ideas. The 18-year-old is headed to Washington State University, with her eye on a career in veterinary medicine.