Success Stories

Putting Pride Aside

As one of 10 siblings, James D. looked out for his siblings especially after losing his mother when he was just 12 years old. After high school, he was looking for a new adventure. This York, Pennsylvania native visited an Army recruiter with a friend and they both...

Homeless Doesn’t Mean Hopeless

Henry* was born on an Army base in Fort Allen, Puerto Rico. His grandfather served at the base and his father worked there as a civilian.  The son of two Army veteran’s, his mother served as a nurse in the Army and his father was a chemical specialist.  As a child, he...

Making an Impact in Schuylkill County

“I’d be on the street if it weren’t for her taking action.” Those are the words of this Vietnam-era Army veteran, Ronald H.  sharing his thoughts about the services he received through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program Offering Help in...

Female Veteran Empowered for Her Future

As an Army medic, Cecelia helped her fellow soldiers both male and female veterans. She’s helped heal their wounds and has seen their scars.  Today, she knows that not all wounds and scars are visible on the outside. Her life after the military took her down a dark...

Navy Veteran Charts a New Course

Robert Nelson admits he was a tough kid. The tenth child of eleven siblings, Robert’s parents served as role models of perseverance and determination.  His mother cleaned houses and his father worked in the coal mines of northern Pennsylvania and the Steam Heat Plant...

A Spirit of Independence

 For John Ritter, being one of six siblings in a family with a loving mother and father who was a general surgeon seemed  like an idyllic life. But sometimes the things we love the most, hold us back from reaching our full potential. After growing up in the...

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Surrendering Chaos and Confusion for a New and Hopeful Future

Chaos was a staple in the household where Richard grew up. From an early age, he remembers being called a bad kid. From taking too many baby aspirin, to starting a fire at his home and significantly injuring a relative, Richard knew he wasn’t an ordinary kid. The oldest of four siblings, Richard lived on […]