Homeless No More – With Help From VA, Veteran is On His Feet Again

Veteran Roswell Goler was homeless for five years, but now the former Navy Corpsman is living on his own and works as an emergency medical technician. VA was able to help him get a housing grant so he could start school and life again. Our VA News team spoke with him at the D.C. VA Medical Center’s Winter Haven stand down in January and got his story.  Find out more in episode 572 of VA News.

VA is committed to ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home.

Know that one phone call can be the difference in the life of a Veteran who is homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Make the Call to 877-4AID-VET (424-3838) to be connected 24/7 with VA’s services to overcome or prevent homelessness for yourself or a Veteran you know.

 

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4 Comments to “Homeless No More – With Help From VA, Veteran is On His Feet Again”

  1. lambda5555m says:

    Maybe the goal should be “No one who has served our country should ever go without a properly and adjudicated claim”? Seems that there are a lot of people whose claims get denied and maybe that is why they are homeless? Are they waiting on appeals? Why is it they can get help and their claims decided and the returning Vets can’t? Most are VietNam Vets who have been homeless for years, but now with the claims being denied faster because they are computerized, I wonder how many homeless Veterans there are in the OIF/OEF Soldiers that served their Country? Why make new homeless Veterans? Take care of them NOW and they might not become homeless. Makes sense to me. One more thing. Why is it that all of the comments on the VA blog disabled or closed? Why can’t they leave them open? Because we don’t agree and they don’t want to see what we say when we criticize them? Yeah, typical for them to stifle our freedom of expression and freedom of speech.

  2. James C. Felter says:

    Sorry about my spelling and my e-mail i should have said just found out about my heart and my email is popa.bear@outlook.com please forgive my yelling but it just seemed the right thing to do to shout out how I feel
    sorry,
    James C. Felter

  3. James C. Felter says:

    WHAT ABOUT THE GUYS IN THE PHILIPPINES, I JUST FOUND OUT THAT I HAVE A HEART BLOCKAGE AND THE VA SAYS TO BAD I AM A TOURIST CONSIDERING TO STAY NON COMBAT VIETNAM THE STATES TOOK CARE OF ME BUT NOW I AM ON MY OWN THE VA IS ON US SOIL BUT I GET LEFT OUT IN THE COLD WITH A BAD HEART I COULD HAVE ENDED UP IN VIETNAM ANY TIME WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE DEAD IS DEAD SO TELL ME HOW MUCH YOU CARE ABOUT VETS THAT SERVED THEIR COUNTRY I VOLUNTEERED NOT KNOWING WHERE I WOULD END UP/ WHY IS THIS FAIR? MANILA SAYS TO BAD HA HA! WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE ME SPENDING MY SSD ON DOCTORS HERE, MANILA TOLD ME GO BACK TO THE STATES CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT! BIG LAUGH WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWNE MY DAD GOT A SILVER STAR AND 3 BRONZE STARS PLUS A PURPLE HEART WITH GENERAL PATTON IN EUROPE I RISKED MOST OF MY TIME WORKING AS A DECK HAND ON AN OLD OILER IF YOU DO NOT THINK THATS RISKY WITH THE ONLY OILER IN THE ATLANTIC FLEET FUELING ALL THOSE SHIPS I PUT MY LIFE ON THE LINE MANY TIMES TELL ME WHAT’S A WAR ZONE WHEN YOU ARE ON A BATTLE READY SHIP THAT A BOMB OR TORPEDO CAN BLOW UP IN SECONDS WHERE’S THAT FAIR AM I ON THIS LIST OR JUST IGNORED!
    JUST ANOTHER NUMBER LOVED THE NAVY HATE THE RULES A VET IS A VET ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!!!!!

  4. Makes sense to me. One more thing. Why is it that all of the comments on the VA blog disabled or closed?