Veterans Hotline Struggles To Survive Without Pentagon Aid.

The New York Times (7/5, A11, Philipps, Subscription Publication) reports that Vets4Warriors, a counseling program for thousands of military personnel stationed around the world, is struggling to survive after the Pentagon decided to consolidate the work of similar organizations and end funding to the program. According to the Times, the New Jersey Legislature voted to give the hotline $2.5 million so that “the program could operate another year, giving it time to find private funding.” The hotline has also had to “rely on word of mouth and unofficial referrals” to connect to troops in need now that the Pentagon has also decided to no longer provide their number to troops.

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— “Veterans Hotline Tries to Survive Without Pentagon Funds,” Dave Phillips, New York Times, July 4, 2015.

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