Sharing a post from the US Department of Veteran Affairs Blog:
Thirty-eight-year-old April Rencher, who spent eight years in the Army, didn’t plan on becoming homeless. She didn’t plan on ending up in rehab, either.
“I lost my employment late last year,” she said in a tired voice. “I’ve been working since I was 14, so it was frustrating, losing my job. On top of that I had a crisis in my family, so everything sort of snowballed from there. Things got unmanageable for me. I guess I just got tired. My
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Sharing an interesting article on Army Veteran Maria Beltran, one of six outreach coordinators at the Phoenix VA, spends her days trying to get homeless Veterans off the street and into a place they can call home:
Maria. I just met a girl named Maria…
“I get that all the time, that West Side Story thing,” said Maria Beltran, a social worker at the Phoenix VA. “It’s okay. I’m used to it.”
But West Side Story aside, the 35-year-old Army Veteran has been nothing less than a godsend to dozens of homeless Veterans
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This conference will feature workshops offering practical tools, financial education, etc., while also introducing attendees to some of the many resources available in our region. A special track will look at worker-owned cooperatives and other democratic forms of business, and our keynote speaker, Jessica Gordon Nembhard, will talk about the history of African-American cooperative businesses. Day: Tuesday, March 15, 2016Time: 8:30am – 2pmWhere: YMI Cultural Center, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church and The Block off Biltmore at the