For one homeless veteran, life’s ups begin to outweigh the downsOctober 30, 2016
Homeless for three years, veteran qualifies for benefits with help of HVAFOctober 30, 2016
Following an exhaustive job search in Indianapolis, Michael gave up hope of finding “his dream” job and took menial jobs that offered little opportunity for promotion. In 2012, he lost his job and experienced homelessness for 2 weeks. The combination of leaving the military and an inability to find a job in his field took a toll on Michael’s self-confidence.
“I had no idea how difficult a job search for a job with benefits and stability would be,” Michael recalled. “I thought my military experience and the fact that I had an associate’s degree would be helpful. Speaking as a veteran, we have a strong work ethic and a sense of pride about our work,” Michael said.