Doug, West Virginia
Hi, I’m Doug. I am a Disabled Veteran and until recently… a homeless veteran.
Two-and-a-half years ago, I had a nice job and a nice home. But when I suffered from a heart attack in October 2015, my life changed forever. I lost my savings, my job, my insurance, my car, my peace of mind, and eventually my home. I was down-and-out physically and emotionally, and I needed help.
My social worker at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center told me about Victory House, a nice transitional house for veterans experiencing homelessness, run by Telamon in West Virginia. Upon entering the Victory House late in 2017, I had nothing – no source of income, no job, and no food. I was grateful to have a roof over my head.