Homeless Veteran


Getting him housing was a large collaborative effort

Homeless Veteran

A veteran who was on the streets for fifteen years was finally placed into housing. The man has PTSD not just from his military days but do to childhood up bringing. He lived in a very dysfunctional family and has a lot of emotional scars he deals with daily. He is part of Trellis’s Community Impact Team and is a very hard worker on the team. He is always on time, dependable and hardworking. Getting him housing was a large collaborative effort from many groups.

This is what I love about Trellis because Trellis is the hub for the collaborative work. The City social workers, non-profits, the VA, Community volunteers, Check in Center, LOTS and the Community Impact Team all played a major role in speaking love, truth and helping him move forward to get housing for him. No one agency, non-profit, social worker could have done this on their own. He will still take an almost two hour bus trip to come to the Community Impact Team, to the Check in Center even though he doesn’t need the bin, he goes there for connections to meet with his friends over the years...It has become a big part of his family.