Frank, a widower, felt there was nowhere to go when he wound up living in a car with his two teenage children — Peter and Grace. An Iraq War veteran, Frank has suffered from chronic depression since leaving the service and being homeless didn’t help. Unable to see a way out, he thought that Peter and Grace would be better without him and he attempted to kill himself. Thankfully he was found in time and when he was released from the hospital, he was directed to veteran services supported by United Way.
Frank is now reunited with Peter and Grace and is living in stable housing, with the family receiving much needed support. They all are receiving counseling and soon Frank feels he’ll be well enough to be able to hold a job and move into their own place. Without your support, this veteran might not have found the help – or hope – he needed to survive.