Learn more and watch videos of Veterans sharing their experiences with homelessness and what they did to get on a path to recovery.
After Treatment for Substance Misuse, a Veteran Gains a Sense of Purpose
A Veteran shares his story of substance use disorder, treatment and finding his place in the world after the Army.
4-minute readStress and Anxiety, Problems with Alcohol, Homelessness, Financial and Legal Issues
Finding Her Direction
Mary Ann’s focus on her children kept her motivated to seek and stick with VA treatment for substance use disorder and severe depression. The Navy Veteran found recovery, housing and a fulfilling job — all thanks to the treatment she had been avoiding for years.
4-minute readProblems with Drugs, Depression, Family and Relationships, Homelessness
Lost and Found
David largely ignored the emotional toll of his military service, but he could not ignore the loss of his older brother a short time after David transitioned out. Aimless and alone, David took a self-destructive path of drug and alcohol misuse and criminal behavior. In the court system, he found treatment for substance use disorder and a navigated a new path.
3-minute readProblems with Drugs, Homelessness, Financial and Legal Issues
A Chance at Redemption
Veterans Treatment Courts offer Veterans who have become involved with the justice system a way to turn their lives around.
6-minute readFeelings of Hopelessness, Homelessness, Flashbacks
Be Mindful of Your Alcohol Use During the Holidays
Find resources to help Veterans cope with a drinking problem or maintain their sobriety around the holidays.
2-minute readProblems with Alcohol, Family and Relationships, Homelessness
From Ship to Shelter
Learn how Lidia, a U.S. Navy Veteran, overcame homelessness with the help of VA’s programs and resources.
3-minute readTransitioning From Service, Depression, Homelessness
Serving as a Navy Seabee, Phillip escaped certain death when an unseen hand rescued him from a mudslide in Honduras. A decade later, when he found himself mired in PTSD, anger, aggression, and drug use, it was VA that pulled him up. Now, Phillip is a state-certified peer specialist, offering a helping hand to other Veterans in crisis.
5-minute readPTSD, Family and Relationships, Problems with Drugs, Nightmares, Homelessness
“I Have My Family Back”
Hear how Jeff, a U.S. Air Force Veteran, overcame homelessness and problems with alcohol to help reconnect with his family.
2-minute readHomelessness, Bipolar Disorder
"He's My Best Friend Now"
Follow the journey of Ed and his daughter Jasmine — from his drug use and homelessness to one phone call that changed everything.
4-minute readFamily and Relationships, Problems with Drugs, Homelessness
After a Stranger Stepped In to Help, Ryan Discovered a New Path
Ryan, an Army Veteran, had been homeless for six months and was battling PTSD when a stranger took him in. He’s since earned two degrees and started a new career in massage therapy.
6-minute readAnger and Irritability, Homelessness
How 4 Homeless Women Veterans Changed Their Lives
Hear women Veterans share their stories of homelessness and the assistance that helped them find housing.
5-minute readPTSD, Homelessness