Needs & Hope Met For Family of 3

This Case of the Week comes from our Hartselle, AL office written by Mike Johnson.

This week we had a veteran, his wife and her mother come to the office to seek help. They had been evicted from their home and were currently all three living in their car, and to make matters worse the mother was blind and also had a service dog with her.

Obviously their needs were great, but in an instance like this we realize that whatever we do is still not enough. We did come up with 50 dollars for gas for their car, and a check for groceries and supplies.

Our office manager Carol, called the VA in Huntsville and talked to Hud-Vash to help them acquire housing that they obviously needed. Working here, you realize that there are times that make you feel totally inadequate.

Homeless Veteran’s Life is Back on Track

We were contacted by a Veterans Case Manager from New York. She was working with a homeless veteran that had previously lived in Ohio. They were able to get him an apartment, but he was unable to get his drivers’ license due to an outstanding citation in Ohio, so that was holding him up from getting a job and really getting his life together. He got a traffic ticket before he left Ohio, never paid it, never showed up for court, and now had a warrant out for his arrest.

Our Services Director, Bob Julian, was able to research where the ticket and warrant were issued from, talked with them, and came up with the remedy that was needed to clear it up.
Veterans’ Outreach was able to pay the ticket, which freed up the veteran to pursue his drivers’ license in New York.
Please see the email from the New York Case Manager:

Dear Bob

I just received a call from veteran David XX that you helped assist here in NY. I cannot thank you enough for what you did to clear up his situation. I know he is grateful and I am beyond grateful for what you did on his behalf. If there is ever anything you need that I can assist you with please don’t hesitate to call.


Deanna XX

Veteran Case Manager

United Veterans Beacon House Inc.

1715 Union Blvd

Bay Shore, NY 11706