An Air Force Veteran is no longer homeless, thanks to you

You show kindness and generosity to so many men and women who bravely served our country but have fallen on hard times. Because of you, they find safety and rest within our programs. You help women like Teresa, who spent 4 years as a Medical Technician in the Air Force. She also worked as a psych nurse and counselor for most of her life. When her mother became ill, she moved to North Dakota to take care of her. She spent 2 and a half years caring for her mother, until, thankfully, she was well enough to take care of herself again, and Teresa could move home to California.

When she arrived back, Teresa found that rents had spiked, and her savings quickly dwindled. That is when she found herself without a place to live. Teresa slept in a tent for about a year until she was referred to VOA. “The feeling you get after walking into a place when you’re homeless is just paramount. You couldn’t ask for more at that point.” She spent a little over a year living in VOA’s housing while learning about all the resources available to her. Today, Teresa works as a paraeducator and has her own permanent housing. Because you choose to care every day through your giving and prayers, Teresa has a brand new life.