Topic: “Homelessness”

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Learn more and watch videos of Veterans sharing their experiences with homelessness and what they did to get on a path to recovery.

Helping Hands

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.

April 10, 2020 | 5-minute read

PTSD, 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.

September 17, 2019 | 2-minute read

Homelessness, 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.

June 10, 2019 | 4-minute read

Family 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.

May 30, 2018 | 6-minute read

Anger 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.

September 28, 2017 | 5-minute read

PTSD, Homelessness