Rescuing Homeless Veterans in Phoenix VA

social worker rescuing homeless veteransSharing 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 who sleep under bridges, on park benches or anywhere else they can find to lay their heads at night. Read the full story...