Highlight: Veterans One-stop Center of Western New York, Inc.

Sara Chuzie Affiliate Success Stories, Uncategorized

LaShandra, an Army veteran, contacted the Veterans One-stop Center in 2014 for assistance with housing. Her homelessness was due to domestic violence and she and her children had taken shelter at the Cornerstone Manor. She was referred by the Health Care for Homeless Veterans to the Veterans One-stop Center’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families program.

She had previously held a position as an LPN but lost it due to her chaotic life. She maintained a positive outlook while she waited for a HUD VASH voucher for her housing. LaShandra’s family was also adopted by the Veterans One-stop Center’s Adopt-a-Family program for the holidays. She was able to move into her new apartment with plenty of Christmas gifts for herself and her children.

She has received financial counseling through Consumer Credit Counseling, which assisted her with credit repair and budgeting advice. She also plans to return to work after addressing some issues that she has with her eyesight. LaShandra’s positive outlook helped her through a desperate situation. She had hope and focus and never gave up.

 

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