For our site visitors who aren’t as social as we are – at least, not following us on Twitter or Facebook – here are some highlights from the past week on social media from Veterans Matter.

We…

…got very upset when we read this story about a homeless man having lighter fluid poured on him before being set on fire. When we say our veterans on the streets are being beaten, robbed and killed, we mean it. Violence against the unhoused isn’t legally seen as a hate crime, but happens more often than any crime that is classified as one.

…found out that VAntage Point, the VA’s blog, reposted our ‘500 milestone’ post from November just recently.

…cheered on Fairfax County, Virginia, which just committed to ending veteran homelessness this year. Virginia is part of Operation Mid-Atlantic, so we’re excited about the news!

…shared how important the Point-In-Time Count is for measuring the success of ending veteran homeless news with an article from the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.

starsandstripes_jan302015_frontpage…were absolutely thrilled with the wonderful feature report in Stars & Stripes about the Veterans Matter program. We were on the front page!

…updated our social media friends on the latest Veterans Housed to Date info – now up to 528 veterans/veteran families + 79 spouses + 214 children = 819 people off the streets!

…drooled over all the restaurants participating in #Dine419. Seriously, check out this line-up!

…enjoyed spreading this story about a former Marine who’s traveling the country giving homeless folks and veterans free haircuts.