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Homeless Female Veterans Profiled on CPTV

15 November 2011

The fight to create transitional housing for homeless female veterans in Connecticut is explored in a new documentary airing now on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV).

Produced by Lizzie Warren, the documentary uncovers the silent suffering of homeless female veterans around Connecticut and follows two women, Shalini Madaras of Wilton and Joy Kiss of Milford, as they fight to establish transitional, supportive housing specifically for female veterans.

Said Warren:

"Around 14% of the active duty military is made of up women and more than 24% of the National Guard. While a range of housing options exist for their brothers, as these women come home there are almost no transitional beds for them. ‘War Zone/Comfort Zone’ tells the story of Madaras and Kiss’s fight to develop Connecticut's first transitional housing for homeless women veterans. They persevere through surprising community opposition."

To view War Zone/Comfort Zone, tune in to CPTV at 11pm on Wednesday, November 16. Check local listings for additional showings.

To Learn More:
War Zone/Comfort Zone
Read CPTV’s Press Release