A Car is Not a Home
Joel had been living in his car with his dog for two months when he met Shawn Dowling, his local VA Health Care for Homeless Veterans program coordinator. Dowling introduced Beach to Ken Leslie, founder of the VA partner organization Veterans Matter, and within a week, Beach had an apartment.
“This place is awesome,” Beach said of his new apartment. “It feels good to do laundry and take showers — the basics — again.”
Joel was featured in this national video produced by the VA detailing the results of the Veterans Matter partnership with the VA.