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After living in Texas for a few years, Marine Corps veteran Brianca moved back to her home state of Indiana. She had to start over but needed help with how to move forward.
That’s where HVAF came in.
Following the housing first model, HVAF worked hard to find a suitable apartment for Brianca. Now that she has her own furnished apartment, she can focus on all her other needs. Brianca got connected with HVAF’s Employment Team, where they helped her find a job. She also had the opportunity to take the Employment Team’s financial literacy course, which will help her professionally and personally.
Her case managers have helped her learn how to budget and stay within a budget.
“I’m watching every dime,” Brianca said. “Now that I have all the pieces together, my case manager, Sarah, is helping me sustain these things.”
The next steps for Brianca include finding a job that provides health insurance, enrolling in college courses, and continuing to budget. Sarah says Brianca has been a rockstar at applying for jobs and having a list of criteria so the position can meet her basic needs.
“She just seems to have boundless energy. And was really open to learning and wanting to do this correctly,” Sarah said. “She has just been a dream to work with, there has not been a lot of me having to motivate her to do anything. That’s been very nice.”
Brianca has dreams of building and owning her own businesses – one that includes providing more opportunities for the homeless. She is so thankful for HVAF’s case managers who are helping her achieve her dreams, one step at a time.
“I’m just really grateful for HVAF. Not even trying to be cliché but they are making a big difference in the community.”
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