In the service we learned to work as a team, to watch out for our buddy, and that by working together we accomplished far more than we could alone.
Returning to civilian life was hard we wanted to reclaim our old dreams and ideas of what our future would be. But, we were different, war changed us in ways that were hard to understand or explain.
Those of us that had a strong supportive community of friends or relatives were able to re-enter civilian life. We were able to create new dreams new ideas of what our future could be. In community we found strength. In community we found hope.
Right now, in communities across our nation, there are men and women who wore our country's uniform who don't have a place to call home. Some fought in wars as far back as Vietnam or Korea, and some served more recently in Iraq and Afghanistan. These brave Americans risked their lives for us and our freedom - yet, tonight, they won't even have a roof over their heads. (Newsday, April 21, 2015 )
Homelessness costs! Numbers vary from a low of $40.00 a day to over $400.00 a day depending on how many services are needed.
Our costs are less than $25.00 a day. On top of that, one thing all the experts agree on is the costs per day go up each year a person is on the street. We have better than a %70 success rate in taking people out of homelessness completely. That means for a cost of only about $7,000 we can save the nations tax payers much more than that year after year after year.