|Preparing for the program at the Stand Down for Homeless Veterans|
So I decided to draw a picture of the event with my camera to show their efforts! Words can be helpful but pictures make it real! These are real people, veterans who are in need and the VoA is helping with transition housing, community resources, employment, food, medical information and much more!
To better understand their outreach I interviewed a homeless veteran who was willing to talk to me. Stanley, served in the Army as a medic 1987 - 1990 and admitted he was a recovering alcoholic and drug addict who had turned his life around! He has lived in transition housing funded by Veteran Affairs and maintained by VoA. He said it was a "wonderful place for homeless veterans" and he had recently been elected by the residents to be their representative/president!