Legion National HQ
About The American Legion
The American Legion was chartered
and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans
organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest
veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship
of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor,
promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our
fellow servicemembers and veterans.
The American Legion National Headquarters
700 N. Pennsylvania St.
P.O. Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206
Telephone: (317) 630-1200
Fax: (317) 630-1223
The American Legion Washington Office
1608 K St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
Telephone: (202) 861-2700
Fax: (202) 861-2728
TV, the American Legion's newest way to deliver updated multimedia to
our members, as well as all other visitors to Legion.org. At
LegionTV, you will be able to view coverage of Legion events, public
service announcements and much more. Be sure to check out LegionTV
regularly for new weekly content.
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Homeless Veterans Task Force
American Legion places special priority on the issue of veteran
homelessness. With veterans making up around one-fifth of our
nation's homeless population, there's plenty of reason to give the cause special concern.
To help our struggling brothers-in-arms, the Legion works on a global level, lobbying for legislation affecting veteran homelessness, and acts on a local level, directly assisting veterans who have fallen on tough times and are without a place
to live or facing the prospect of it.
This direct assistance is coordinated by the Legion's Homeless Veterans Task Force, which works to ensure local services and resources are available to homeless veterans and their families. The Task Force, which has chairpersons in 35 departments, collaborates with government agencies, homeless service providers and veterans service organizations to develop and implement initiatives that will help homeless veterans.
Additionally, Homeless Veterans Task Force chairpersons can provide direct aid to veterans and their families who reach out to them. A veteran who is homeless or facing possible homelessness can contact a chairperson, who will provide guidance
and assistance to the veteran and his or her family. Click here for Homeless Task Force contact information. (Website)