Pete, a 36-year-old Army veteran, lost his job when his workplace closed due to COVD-19. Then he lost his home. A vagrancy charge brought him to United Way’s Veterans Treatment Court, a voluntary program for veterans charged with misdemeanors.
Working with United Way community partners, Pete got into a new home within two days. He was provided with food and household and personal care items. The program also covered the cost of Pete’s phone and provided a donated computer so that he could stay connected to his case manager and mental health professionals for support, and to search for jobs.
“Having someone there to work through those obstacles with you and be supportive goes a long way with helping a person manage these difficulties and overcome the despair.” – Miles Logan, Veteran’s Treatment Court