Sunday, June 28, 2009

New Program Teaches Valuable Life-Skills To Veterans

Jun 24, 2009 7:06 pm US/Eastern
Program Helps Homeless Vets Get Life Back On Track
New Program Teaches Valuable Life-Skills To Veterans

Some veterans, who have been homeless, are getting a fresh start on life with some help.

WBZ reporter Dawn Hasbrouck details an innovative new program that will give homeless veterans a new apartment and the skills needed to succeed in life.

"We're going to take clients who are living in our shelter, but who may lack the skills to live independently. And we're going to take them as a group of four and move them into our brand new model apartment," Dr. Dennis Upper said.

People at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans say they have heard and seen the success stories and hope to add to the numbers.

"Every aspect of my life was in ruins," Steven Holland said.

Holland, a Persian Gulf War veteran, left Saudi Arabia in 1995 with problems.

"I was dealing with a lot of stress. I had child support to pay. I had to find another home and I started to drink real heavily," Holland said.
go here for more

No comments:

Post a Comment

If it is not helpful, do not be hurtful. Spam removed so do not try putting up free ad.