We are Veterans helping Veterans overcome the challenges associated with the transition to Civilian life. We provide affordable, permanent housing and referrals to help support and meet the individual needs of our homeless heroes living on the street.
Web Site www.ahvets.org
After I separated from the Navy, my mental health drastically declined due to unhealthy coping habits with alcohol. I sought help from the VA hospital and was sent to a program which started at D&A Detox Center, a part of America's Homeless Veterans.
Following my stay at D&A Detox Center, I continued in-patient residential treatment through AHVets at the D&A Detox Center. I was only going to commit to 30 days, but after getting the much-needed help, support from a staff that does not relent in commitment, I stayed for a full 90 days.
I knew I wouldn’t stay sober on my own, I had nowhere safe to go after treatment. It was at that time Randy, Diane and their team at America’s Homeless Veterans welcomed me in as more than just a client. I felt part of a family after desperately wanting one, needing one. They helped me with groceries, hygiene products, a safe place to live in a Sober Living Environment (SLE) and helped me in getting a job.
Once I was back on my feet, I continued to live in SLE with the help of America’s Homeless Veterans. Without their relentless hunger to help Veterans like myself break the cycle of drug / alcohol abuse, I wouldn’t be sober today. I am able to hold down a full-time job and continue to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Today I manage a local chain store and am in a healthy relationship with plans of marriage and a future family. None of it would ever be possible without the support of America's Homeless Veterans. I was the epitome of homelessness and addiction with no way back. I share my story in hopes that you will join in supporting this very worthy cause for America's Veterans!