MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

SC, NC offer respite for homeless female veterans


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.



Lockwood



and New say that the women can succeed, and that the



battle takes time.



(


Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Trending