Northeastern Indiana's homeless veteran population triples

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A newly released survey shows that the number of homeless veterans seeking help in northeastern Indiana has tripled in the past year.

United Way of Allen County spokeswoman Molly Link says the survey released Thursday shows that the area's homeless veterans increased from 32 last year to 96 this year.

She tells The Journal Gazette it's unclear if there are actually more homeless veterans or if they're just more willing to ask for help.

But the CEO and president of a group that serves more than 7,700 homeless veterans in 15 states every year says he's not surprised by the numbers.

Timothy Campbell of Volunteers of America in Indianapolis says the latest statistics suggest there are about 800 homeless veterans across Indiana on any given night.

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