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Adjusting to civilian life isn't always a seamless process for veterans. When Elder V. completed his stint with the Army National Guard in Kuwait, he had no job and no home to return to. So he contacted the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Connecticut. The VA told him about VSF's Dinda House in Manchester CT, where he could find temporary housing while transitioning back to civilian life.
"I was impressed with Dinda House," said Elder. "The rooms were in good condition, and living there kept me safe and off the street." Once he settled in at Dinda, Elder met with a readjustment counselor at the Rocky Hill Veterans Center to work on finding a job. Within two months, Elder secured a job at the Hartford Armory. Then, the VA and VSF worked together to help him find his own apartment.
Elder now lives independently with his wife and two children in Manchester. "If I hadn't found Dinda House, through the Veterans Support Foundation," Elder says, "I would've ended up in a homeless shelter." Fortunately, Veterans Support Foundation helped get him the two months of transitional housing that he needed to get back on his feet.