"Veteran homeless -- state crisis, local solutions.”
Kurt Schake, executive director of the Veterans Transition Center (VTC) in Marina, will introduce the numbers, reasons, and treatment of veterans.
Mr. Schake served 25 years as an Air Force fighter pilot and professor. In his last two assignments he served as Dean of the NATO school, then Air War College. In his military career, he spent a decade in Europe, most of that time with NATO. He graduated from the Air Force Academy and has a PhD in International History from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Since 2017, he has helped expand VTC programs to provide more services to homeless veterans and families. VTC has twenty duplexes at the old Ft Ord, where over one hundred veterans and family members are housed. With a staff of twenty and a wide network of volunteers, they provide all wrap-around services for VTC residents: food, clothing, furniture, substance abuse counseling, medical referrals, job training, and permanent housing support