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Female Veteran on the Brink of Homelessness Gets Help

Date Posted: Monday, February 1, 2016

Category: Housing/Experiencing Homelessness - National

A Navy veteran found herself at risk of homelessness, a situation she never imagined herself in after serving as an aircraft controller in the Navy, an experience she enjoyed and was proud of. She said the transition out of the military was not as easy as she thought it would be and she thinks her pride got in the way of asking for help, but after receiving housing assistance and other support from Interfaith Community Services in Escondido, California, she is back on track with housing and employment. Interfaith's Executive Director says he serves more homeless women veterans than ever before--20 to 20 percent of the veterans he serves are women. He finds that providing the women with housing gives them the stability they need to move forward.

Read the full article at: NBC 4 News