Thursday, February 11, 2016

Veteran Moved From Sleeping Under Bridges to Building Them

A veteran used to sleep under bridges but after he got help, he ended up building bridges to help other veterans.
Homeless vet went from sleeping under bridges to helping others
KVOA News
Written By Monica Garcia
February 10, 2016

TUCSON (KVOA)-- A Tucson Navy veteran went from living on the streets, to helping other homeless vets.

For years Andrew Young struggled with alcohol addiction and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Throughout his twenties, Young was homeless, traveling from city to city sleeping under bridges.

It wasn’t until Young reached out to the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs, did he receive the help he so needed.

According to Young, the VA Outreach Program helped him not only stay sober, but finally get off Social Security Disability benefits he’d grown dependent on.
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