Occasionally we find out about homeless veterans who are not suited to our residence program, or at a time when we have no beds available. Often due to a shortage in available housing, they are vulnerable and in crisis situations. In such instances we make every effort possible, to ensure that their safety and access to resources, even though we cannot take them under our roof.
Recently we learned of a female Navy veteran, who had been living in her car since September. She had endured much injustice to get to that point and was reduced to inquiring about safe places to park in for the night, after she was turned away in shame when she went to inquire about safe places to live.
Fortunately, Warriors Once Again was able to connect her with a Spartanburg landlord, who offered an affordable, newly available rental, in which he had hoped to make available to house a veteran. Along with a Warrior Advocate from our partner agency, we connected her with this landlord, and she is moving into her new home as of this writing, restoring her dignity and hope.
During the few days that final preparations were being completed in the new rental, we were able to further ensure her safety, by lodging her in a local hotel at no cost to her.
Being able to meet an emergency need such as this is one of the ways our donors have a direct, dynamic impact on their community. Helping this vulnerable Navy veteran, in the most heartbreaking of circumstances, was only made possible by our donors.
Please consider making a Donation for Emergency Transitions Needs.