Deny Housing to Veterans who are Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol says Veterans Homes Advocate Robert Rosebrock

by Terry Richards

Photo above that of Robert Lea Rosebrock alias Robert Rosebrock alias Bob Rosebrock alias R. L. Rosebrock who feels that Veterans with Drug and Alcohol Addictions are not worthy of transitional or permanent housing, even if those addictions are service-connected from PTSD/Shell Shock, among other things. Also, except for Rosebrock's Military Service, Rosebrock refuses to offer his readers in his online Biography his birth place, where he grew up, Post-Service employment history, etc... One wonders why???

Photo above that of Robert Lea Rosebrock alias Robert Rosebrock alias Bob Rosebrock alias R. L. Rosebrock who feels that Veterans with Drug and Alcohol Addictions are not worthy of transitional or permanent housing, even if those addictions are service-connected from PTSD/Shell Shock, among other things. Also, except for
Rosebrock’s Military Service, Rosebrock refuses to offer his readers in his online Biography his birth place, where he grew up, Post-Service employment history, etc… One wonders why???

In a Bogus written story of twisted truths and fabricated lies in words and photos published on June 21, 2013 about this Writer and an LA City Planning Commissioner, et al, and titled Who is Terry Richards? Robert Rosebrock writes in pertinent part: “Only a few months before the VA accommodated Mr. Richards with immediate housing, a homeless female Veteran was denied housing and forced to live on the sidewalk outside the VA because she was not addicted to drugs or alcohol.”             

Close-up Photo of Terry Richards taken while he was covering for his Blog the March 2012 Los Angeles Marathon at the 21-mile Marker located at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center... Robert Rosebrock tries to use this and other photos you will see in the full story below to make Terry Richards look like "A Thief in the Night and Vagabond" as Rosebrock states in his story...

Close-up Photo of Terry Richards taken while he was covering for his Blog the March 2012 Los Angeles Marathon at the 21-mile Marker located at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center… Robert Rosebrock tries to use this and other photos you will see in the full story below to make Terry Richards look like “A Thief in the Night and Vagabond” as Rosebrock states in his story…

In connection with the above close-up photo at the Marathon, this is the distant photo of Terry Richards covering the March 2012 Los Angeles Marathon which Robert Rosebrock endeavors to distort in the close-up one...

In connection with the above close-up photo at the Marathon, this is the distant photo of Terry Richards covering the March 2012 Los Angeles Marathon which Robert Rosebrock endeavors to distort in the close-up one…

                                                                                             

It’s hard to believe ladies and gentlemen that so-called Veterans Advocate Robert Rosebrock who for the last 6-years has been Advocating for the building of Veterans Homes to be built on the land located at the West Los VA Medical Center could be not only so uninformed but so uncompassionate for his Fellow Veterans who are or were homeless and live on low-income poverty level income just like Rosebrock himself!!!

Terry Richards, Robert Rosebrock, et al Demonstrating with Veterans Homes Advocates during the Memorial Day Rally on Sunday May 29, 2012 just outside of Wilshire and San Vicente West Los Angeles VA Gate before I found out that 80% of homeless Veterans do not want to live in Veterans Homes on VA Property. They want to live in HUD-VA Section 8 Private Independent Housing… Looking at the photo I am second from the left and Robert Rosebrock who turned-out to be a very Demonic individual is third from the left next to me holding the black MIA Flag…

Terry Richards, Robert Rosebrock, et al Demonstrating with Veterans Homes Advocates during the Memorial Day Rally on Sunday May 29, 2012 just outside of Wilshire and San Vicente West Los Angeles VA Gate before I found out that 80% of homeless Veterans do not want to live in Veterans Homes on VA Property. They want to live in HUD-VA Section 8 Private Independent Housing… Looking at the photo I am second from the left and Robert Rosebrock who turned-out to be a very Demonic individual is third from the left next to me holding the black MIA Flag…

Obviously, Rosebrock has no clue that statistics reveal that as many as 76% of homeless Veterans alcohol, drug or mental health problems. Moreover, only 25% of homeless Veterans have used VA Homeless Services, which Lends Credence to mine and the VA’s and other’s Surveys that approximately 80% of homeless Veterans DO NOT want to live in Veterans Homes on VA Government Land where Rosebrock wants Veterans Homes built because they don’t want to be subject to regular Drug and Alcohol Testing, Curfews, among other things. If 75% of homeless Veterans won’t even come to the VA for Medical Services and also being aware that  they could be referred for Transitional Housing at the VA Dom and Grant Per Diems where there is also regular Drug and Alcohol Testing and Curfews, how are you going to get them to live in Veterans Homes where there would also be regular Drug and Alcohol Testing???

Photo above is Robert Rosebrock speaking at June 04, 2012 Flag Day Ceremonies only "talking-the-talk but never "walking-the-walk"... When Terry Richards suggested to Rosebrock that we go down to "skid-row" to see if we could get some of those homeless Veterans who live on the street to attend some of the Sunday Rallies, Rosebrock implied that he would be embarrassed to have them Rally because he did not want the Brentwood Residents to see what kind of Veterans would actually be residing in Veterans Homes on this VA Land next door to them... Rosebrock also appeared scared to travel down to "skid-row" even though Richards told him that he had been down there a number of times and never had any problems talking to homeless Vets located in that area...

Photo above is Robert Rosebrock speaking at June 04, 2012 Flag Day Ceremonies only “talking-the-talk but never “walking-the-walk”… When Terry Richards suggested to Rosebrock that we go down to “skid-row” to see if we could get some of those homeless Veterans who live on the street to attend some of the Sunday Rallies, Rosebrock implied that he would be embarrassed to have them Rally because he did not want the Brentwood Residents to see what kind of Veterans would actually be residing in Veterans Homes on this VA Land next door to them… Rosebrock also appeared scared to travel down to “skid-row” even though Richards told him that he had been down there a number of times and never had any problems talking to homeless Vets located in that area…

 The reason Rosebrock has no clues is that Rosebrock only “talks-the talk” – but does not “walk-the-walk”… Rosebrock is nothing but a Social-Butterfly who spends more time on planning picnics and ceremonies like the Veterans Summer Celebration & Picnic and fabricating stories about and against his former allies and volunteers far more than he spends on learning about and talking to homeless Veterans one-on-one who live on the streets such in Los Angeles’ like “skid-row” as this Writer does and has for years… See Hope Thrives for Homeless Veterans at Pinellas Hope’s Tent CityWho are the Homeless, Hungry, Needy in America??? Parts 1-3 https://vnsla.com/2013/08/01/paradigms/

“Local homeless female Veteran was denied shelter at the VA and forced to live outside while drifter Terry Richards was given immediate free room and board ” says Robert Rosebrock.

Another thing Rosebrock has no idea about is that approximately 85% of the VA’s Domiciliary and Transitional Housing Programs Nationwide are for homeless Veterans who have Drug and Alcohol Addictions, the other 15% is for Veterans who need Medical Rest and Recuperation prior to and after surgery, and low-income non-chronically homeless Veterans who DO NOT have Drug or Alcohol Addictions.

Updated with Writer’s Note: This Writer Terry Richards has never had a drug or alcohol addiction which is Documented in  my VA Medical Records… But even if I had a drug or alcohol addiction it should not matter when it comes to offering and providing Permanent Housing for Veterans… Moreover, I am hardly a “drifter” as Rosebrock proclaims having spent 15-years in St. Petersburg before arriving in Los Angeles, and 15-years in Columbus, Ohio prior to St. Petersburg, Florida www.vnsla.com/about (About Terry Richards)…  However, this Writer is 64-years of age and does have several major medical conditions and major Depressive Disorder but can still take care of the household HUD-VA provided. There could be any number of reasons why this Female Veteran was not admitted to the Domiciliary or Grant Per Diem Transitional Housing if the story Rosebrock is telling is even true because he lies so much…

Turns-out that Robert Rosebrock is actually an Anti-Veteran Veterans Homes Advocate.

Turns-out that Robert Rosebrock is actually an Anti-Veteran Veterans Homes Advocate.

Should there be more Beds and Programs for both young and middle-age Veterans, and elderly Veterans 62- and over who do not have drug or alcohol addictions but have major medical and/or mental conditions and are non-chronically homeless or at risk of becoming homeless with poverty level incomes or no incomes like 71-year old Robert Rosebrock whose income from Social Security is only about $1,000 per month and virtually on $200 in savings Rosebrock told me??? The answer is of course, YES!!! I would like to see the VA Domiciliary and Grant Per Diem Homeless Rehab Programs at 70% for the most vulnerable chronically homeless Veterans with and without drug or alcohol addictions and/or mental illness and with and without income but can still take care of themselves and their household… Then I would like to see 30% for Veterans of all ages but especially for Elderly Veterans 62 and over who are non-chronically homeless or at risk of becoming homeless with and without major medical or mental health conditions….

Updated Writer’s Note: Rosebrock told me when I first arrived in Los Angeles that if he had not beguiled is way into sharing the Elderly Woman’s apartment for $300 he would not be able to live in Los Angeles. Rosebrock who once again lives in the Wealthy Brentwood Neighborhood where apartments/rental Condominiums like the one he lives rent for an average of $3,000 per month for 2-bedrooms, Rosebrock only pays $300 instead of $1500 on average for sharing a 2-bedroom. “Beguiled his way” in may not be a strong enough word to describe how he did it??? I did not need HUD-VASH Housing in St. Petersburg where one could get a decent apartments in the Downtown area for a low as $450 per month including utilities, although HUD Senior Housing was available to me for about $300 per month… But here in Los Angeles the Average Cost of a 1-bedroom apartment is $1650 per month according to the latest Demographics announced on KFI Radio Los Angeles… And HUD Senior Housing only has long-waiting lists, Veterans, especially Senior Veterans 62 and over living in Los Angeles with Poverty Level Incomes need more of a helping-hand in finding Affordable Housing, including Robert Rosebrock if he ever loses his current residence and can’t beguile his way into another good deal!!!

Finally, Robert Rosebrock says he want sthe Government to build Veterans Homes for 10,000 homeless Veterans in Los Angeles and another 10,000 homeless Veterans in the surrounding counties (Greater Los Angeles), a total of 20,000, but wants to DENY Housing to Veterans with drug or alcohol addictions. Obviously Rosebrock is Delusional!!! If only 70% of those 20,000 homeless Veterans had drug or alcohol addictions that would only leave 6,000 of the 20,000 homeless Veterans who would qualify for Veterans Homes Housing under “Rosebrock’s Rules”… And of those remaining 6,000 homeless Veterans without drug or alcohol addictions only about 20% or 1200 of them would be willing to live in Veterans Homes on VA Property… That’s why “The Housing First Initiative” a proven worldwide Paradigm that ends homelessness  with  HUD-VASH Section 8 Independent Supportive Housing where Veterans can live in their own Private Apartments and have the option of receiving drug or alcohol or mental health treatment on an outpatient basis is the only way to go for 80% of the homeless Veterans who want to get-off-the streets…

The Homeless Crisis

Veterans have been struggling to adjust since the beginning of time. It’s no secret that many of our servicemen and women return from service with multiple, serious issues, including financial, marital, work, mental health, and substance abuse issues. Because of these problems, many veterans have found themselves with nowhere to call home, or are on the verge of homelessness, even though many agencies exist to provide benefits and services to assist veterans in need. Helping Heroes is committed to assisting veterans who need the help.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) says the nation’s homeless veterans are mostly males (four percent are females). The vast majority is single, most come from poor, disadvantaged communities, 45 percent suffer from mental illness, and half have substance abuse problems. America’s homeless veterans have served in World War II, Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, Lebanon, Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), Operation Iraqi Freedom, or the military’s anti-drug cultivation efforts in South America. 47 per cent of homeless veterans served during the Vietnam Era. More than 67 per cent served our country for at least three years and 33 per cent were stationed in a war zone.

  • 23% of homeless population are veterans
  • 33% of male homeless population are veterans
  • 47% Vietnam Era
  • 17% post-Vietnam
  • 15% pre-Vietnam
  • 67% served three or more years
  • 33% stationed in war zone
  • 25% have used VA Homeless Services
  • 85% completed high school/GED, compared to 56% of non-veterans
  • 89% received Honorable Discharge
  • 79% reside in central cities
  • 16% reside in suburban areas
  • 5% reside in rural areas
  • 76% experience alcohol, drug, or mental health problems
  • 46% white males compared to 34% non-veterans
  • 46% age 45 or older compared to 20% non-veterans

Far too many veterans are homeless in America—between 130,000 and 200,000 on any given night—representing between one fourth and one-fifth of all homeless people. Three times that many veterans are struggling with excessive rent burdens and thus at increased risk of homelessness.

To read more facts, visit the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.

Sources

Mercer Story http://www.merceralliance.org/pdf/5_Yr_Plan.pdf

Nicholas Pleace and Joanne Bretherton “Will Paradigm Drift Stop Housing First
from Ending Homelessness? Categorising and Critically Assessing the Housing
First Movement from a Social Policy Perspective” Paper given at Social Policy
in an Unequal World: Joint Annual Conference of the East Asian Social Policy
Research Network (EASP) and the United Kingdom Social Policy Association (SPA)
University of York, United Kingdom, July 16th-18th 2012
http://www.york.ac.uk/media/chp/documents/2006/NPJB-EASP-SPA-2012.pdf

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Veterans Summer Celebration & Picnic                                                                                                                                                                     http://www.veteranstoday.com/2013/07/29/veterans-summer-celebration-picnic/

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