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Tracey Staff, third-generation Veteran, found the keys to success.

VA’s Flexible Housing Support Brightens Futures of Phoenix-Area Veteran Families
Read Phoenix Veterans Story  |  Sept. 27, 2016

For four Veterans residing in sunny Phoenix in late 2015 and early 2016, storm clouds blew in and threatened their hold on life. Read more.

With Help from VA and Its Partners, Houston Veteran Finds Keys to Success
Read Tracey Staff Story  |  Sept. 20, 2016

Tracey Staff, a third-generation military Veteran, grew up on U.S. Army bases all over the world. When asked where she is from, she answers, “everywhere, and nowhere.” Following in the footsteps of her mother, who served 15 years in the Army, Ms. Staff enlisted in the U.S. Air Force before graduating high school. Read more.

Reaching Beyond the Border to Bring a Veteran Home
Read Western New York Health Care for Homeless Veterans Team’s Story  |  Feb. 24, 2016

When the Missouri Veteran ventured to Toronto, he never imagined he would become stranded there. Lacking funds for housing or transport back to the United States, he faced imminent homelessness. His VA caseworkers needed to bring the Veteran home quickly, but the now-international situation was as sticky as maple syrup. Read more.

VA Programs Help NYC Veteran Find Housing, Recovery and Employment
Read an ACTion Story  |  Oct. 23, 2015

Facing the dual challenges of mental illness and substance use, the male Veteran had been living on the streets in New York City. His health issues—exacerbated by chronic homelessness and a criminal history—stymied his ability to end his homelessness, get well and find employment. Read more.

VA Programs Help Army Veteran “Move” From Homelessness to Business Owner
Read Greg's Story  |  July 7, 2015

A single day's work can be transformative for any Veteran, especially one fighting his way back from homelessness and addiction. Greg knows this because he is a Veteran and was once in need of not only a well-paying job but a safe place to live. He got both with help from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Read more.

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