Lily Casura

Lily Casura is awarded a grant to complete a multimedia project examining homeless female veterans in the U.S. Casura is a freelance writer and the founder of the award-winning Healing Combat Trauma website, created to address the issue of combat veterans and PTSD. Her work has appeared in Texas Tribune, Huffington Post, Agence France-Presse and other media outlets. She is a chapter author in Healing War Trauma: A Handbook of Creative Approaches (Routledge).


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No Longer Invisible: Women Veterans and Homelessness after Military Service

Women veterans are the fastest-growing demographic of homeless veterans in America today. Far from being a well-understood phenomenon, most people would be hard-pressed to even include women veterans in the overall picture of veteran homelessness…

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Homeless Women Veterans Are Veterans With An Important Difference

  Women veterans are the fastest-growing demographic of homeless veterans, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. A brand new issue of the research journal Psychological Services has come out with an exclusive focus…

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Into the gap: Women’s veterans describe homelessness

  Army Reserve Maj. Jas Boothe had orders to Iraq – as well as a young son – when she lost everything she owned to Hurricane Katrina. A few months later, she found herself battling…

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Down for the Count: Women Veterans Likely Underestimated in Federal Homelessness Figures

“Homeless women are something of a sociological mystery,” wrote University of Virginia social scientist Ted Caplow, Ph.D. While he wasn’t talking about homeless women veterans, he might as well have been. As a phenomenon, they…

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Homeless Women Veterans Struggle to Be Seen

There are more than two million women veterans in the U.S. today, and women veterans who are homeless are the fastest-growing group of veteran homeless. Yet if you ask the average American – even the…

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The Path Home for Women Veterans

We’re sitting in Rosie Palfy’s living room, outside of Cleveland, in a house she’s just been able to purchase after VA finally settled her disability claim, after almost nine years of delays and detours. I’m…

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Camaraderie Offsets Trauma for Women

  Six women veterans and advocates gather around a conference table in a dingy room tucked away on the second floor of a shabby-but-historic mid-century building on the West Los Angeles campus of the U.S.…

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GI Jane Needs A Place to Sleep

  Every other year around this time, including this year, volunteers fan out across their communities on a single night, attempting to count the homeless. As part of that count, they also attempt to eyeball…

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Women Veterans: Ever Been Homeless?

  Calling all women veterans — who have been or are currently now homeless.While the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has made great strides in reducing the number of homeless male veterans in cities across…