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See how a call to 877-4AID-VET helped three Veterans overcome homelessness and get their lives back on track.

Journeys Through Homelessness and Housing Instability End Positively for Three Beckley Veterans
Read About West Virginia Veterans  |  Sept. 9, 2016 

Three Beckley, West Virginia, Veterans had different experiences, backgrounds, challenges and journeys through life. Yet in recent years all found themselves facing the same problem: actual or near-homelessness in southcentral West Virginia. Read more.

At 60, Chicago Veteran Proves It’s Never Too Late to Start Again
Read About Mr. Mims  |  May 5, 2016 

Chicago Army Veteran Johnnie Mims, 60, has a steel–trap mind capable of rattling off to the day—and maybe the hour—the length of time since he left the military. After his service ended in 1975, Mr. Mims looked forward to applying his military experience to civilian life. He got a job at the U.S. Postal Service. He married. He had daughters. Within about 10 years, though, problems surfaced. Read how he overcame them.

NY Veteran Secures a Home for Her Family, and an Opportunity to Serve Others
Read Ms. Evelyn’s Story  |  April 15, 2016 

Shortly after separating from the military, U.S. Army Veteran Antheia Evelyn moved to New York City with her husband and three children to pursue a bachelor’s degree in health care management. The family struggled to find affordable housing, and faced homelessness. Read how they overcame it. Read more.

After 30 Years, Homeless No More
Read a Tucson Veteran’s Story  |  Dec. 10, 2015

The Tucson-area Army Veteran had been homeless for 30 years. He had given up on the system. Others had different ideas. Read more.

Compassionate Care Speaks Louder than Words
Read a Female Veteran's Story  |  Nov. 9, 2015

Following a serious, traumatic car accident, a New York-area Veteran progressively retreated from her family, care providers and others by choosing to selectively speak. Read more.

Peer Support Opens Doors to Housing and Treatment
Read a New York Veteran's Story  |  Oct. 23, 2015

The Veteran’s problems compounded, and he faced chronic homelessness. The Veteran needed help, but first needed to trust in the available system of care. Read more.

Reluctant Veteran Embraces Help to End His Homelessness
Read Michael’s Story  |  July 7, 2015

Michael was a Los Angeles-area Veteran who’d fallen hard times. For 10 years, he’d been homeless, living primarily under a bridge along the Los Angeles River. With VA’s help, he now has a permanent home. Read more.

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