HOMELESS VETERANS STAND DOWN
Homeless Veteran Stand Down came to Jacksonville, Florida for a three-day event, providing supplies and services to homeless Veterans, such as food, shelter, clothing, health screenings and VA Social Security benefits counseling. Veterans can also receive referrals to other assistance such as health care, housing solutions, employment, substance use treatment and mental health counseling. They are collaborative events, coordinated between local VA Medical Centers, other government agencies and community-based homeless service providers.
I had the honor of being selected to speak and tell my story at such an incredible event in front of hundreds of other veterans who have gone through or going through the same struggles I overcame. I share my story in hopes to inspire others to keep fighting because there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.