Friday, May 27, 2016

Homeless Veteran Turned Away From Help?

Homeless veteran says Coalition for the Homeless denied him help
WFTV News Orlando
Updated: May 26, 2016

Channel 9 called the Coalition for the Homeless. Staff members sent a nurse practitioner and emergency crews, who took Guzzo to the hospital.
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A homeless man said he was forced to camp outside an Orange County shelter because it denied him help.

Eugene Guzzo said the Coalition for the Homeless turned him away because it couldn't accommodate his medical condition.

Guzzo said he spent weeks camping outside the shelter's gates.

“Nothing is going right,” Guzzo said.

Guzzo is an amputee and a dishonorably discharged veteran, who found himself homeless when his mobile home was condemned.

Guzzo said he checked into the Coalition for the Homeless with his longtime girlfriend, Yvonne Tritch, but his stay was shortened because of his medical needs.

“They just put him out from here because he couldn't take care of himself,” Tritch said.

“He was living here before, but they won't let him stay because of what he does,” said Coalition for the Homeless volunteer Ronald Nathan.
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