COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Roberta Lockwood and Judy New manage
transitional programs that help
homeless female military veterans
get back on their feet.
Lockwood and New are both military veterans themselves, and they
say the process of helping their
fellow female veterans who've hit
rough patches in their lives can be a lengthy one.
They run programs in North and South Carolina that are supported
by the nonprofit Lutheran Family Services and work with veterans
approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
In many cases, that means battling things like post-traumatic
stress disorder, drug addictions,
abusive relationships and
physical disabilities, on top of unemployment and homelessness.
and New say that the women can succeed, and that the
battle takes time.
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