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Scott was able to overcome addiction and homelessness at Brandon hall

Scott was able to overcome addiction and homelessness at Brandon hall

Scott was active in the United States Army from 1977-1980, was commissioned into the ROTC as a Transportation Officer from 1980-1984 and then signed up with the National Guard and deployed in the 1st Gulf War from 1984-1991. 

His uphill battle to fight chronic alcoholism caused him to “lose it all”. Scott lost his home, his job, his wife and children and in 2006 joined over 2000 other homeless individuals in Indianapolis. 

Finding refuge sleeping and camping under bridges throughout the Indianapolis area, Scott came to the realization that he needed to make a change in his life and accepted the offer to come to Brandon Hall,  as a referral from the Homeless Outreach Team of the Veterans Administration. 

At Volunteers of America of Indiana he was provided housing, intensive case management services, and job training to assist him to become self-reliant and regain his self-sufficiency. 

Currently employed as a Certified Nurses Assistant, working at a local nursing home, Scott is making a respectable wage and is in the process of transitioning into his own apartment. Scott states,

“Volunteers of America gave me the tools I needed to regain my life.” 

At Volunteers of America, we are thankful that we could assist with one of our countries most Vital Missions – Ending Homelessness Among Veterans.