We keep getting these emails that just make us want to work harder and faster. This is about one of the veterans we helped house in Houston.
“She has been in a shelter for 4 years, since Hurricane Ike hit Galveston Island. She has mental health issues that make working and staying focused difficult but she got into a program that provides her with two meals a day, counseling and a voucher that lets her stay at the Salvation Army. She stuck with that (with a few bumps along the way) for four years. With HUD-VASH and Veterans Matter I was able to get her on my list and when a voucher opened up she was first to get one. She has no furniture but she has a place of her own, away from the areas where the old habits are; and today I’ll get her a bus pass so she can get around and really start working on getting a job and working on getting her other benefits established (she kept losing her paperwork and missing her follow-up visits with SSA). Of my caseload she has the most need, so you guys took a big load off of me and helped a good person. Thanks again and God bless you and the rest of your crew.
Miguel – HUD/VASH Case Manager
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center”
See, it really does make us want to do more. We can, with your help.
Right now we just need to raise as much as we can to house as many veterans as we can, as fast as we can. Click the donate button up top if you can help us help them get housed.
Damn right! Veterans Matter: We Must Take Care of Our Own!