I would be remiss if I departed the house without thanking you for my 6-month stay. In that time I’ve tried to be an asset to the house and I hope, to some degree, that I’ve succeeded in doing so. I’m old enough and secondly been around long enough to know that life can make some overwhelming demands on us, and should it again do so in my case I would hope that I’d be welcome to return. Again, thank you for admitting me back in September. My stay was as comfortable as anyone can expect in a community living situation. The residents are fortunate to have you running this house, and I feel you have their best interests at heart, whether they realize it or not. Take care.
The purpose of this letter is to extend my thanks for all of the help and support of which you had generously given to me. This home has provided me with the time and resources to assist with my transition, in a comfortable environment. As for the daily operations of the facility, I commend you. The food exceeds expectations, and the people are as hospitable as one could wish. Due to the closeness to the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, your location is extremely convenient, for the medical needs of the veterans. I hold your home with high regards, and thank you for giving me the priviledge of growing with your organization.
In the three years that I’ve been here, the house has not only given me a steady guide to go through, it has provided me with a safe living environment. It’s close proximity to the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital has also been a great benefit to me, given my handicap.
Steve was a Veteran who had served in the Viet Nam war. After being in
jail for years for a non violent crime, he was released and moved to
Philadelphia with his nephew. And soon they lost the home, and again Steve was
without a place to live. His sister brought him to “The Perimeter”, a
multi-service center in Philadelphia for Veterans. He had no addiction
problems, but had no where to live. So, Matt Dunphy at the Veterans Group
received a call requesting housing for Steve. He came to The Veterans Group in
December of 2011. At the beginning, he
struggled in his new environment, but soon he became comfortable because of the
fellowship of the other men. The Veterans Group made sure that Steve made the
appointments that he needed to get back on his feet. The Veterans Hospital is
within walking distance, and that made it easy to get the help he needed.
Steve realized, “This isn’t a typical homeless shelter, people care here.” And
that made the difference for Steve who needed to start over. Soon, he was made
a floor captain of the main house, and this enabled him the time and new responsibility
to get himself on his feet again.”This is a good and safe place to get started
over. The environment promotes togetherness, and it’s run like a family, so we
can feel secure enough to start over again.”
Now Steve is ready to move to Texas to be with his loved
ones and to get on with his life. But he’s so grateful to the Veteran’s Group
for providing the caring safe environment he needed to get back on his feet