Former homeless veterans celebrate the transition into independence

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A group of local veterans,  who were once homeless, are celebrating a transition into independence.

The Overton Brook VA Medical Center held a special graduation for those who have completed the Homeless Veterans program. 

Graduating veterans have proved that case management is no longer required to maintain housing stability and safety. 

One veteran says back in the 1997, former President Bill Clinton said homeless veterans shouldn’t exist.

He says this program evolved from that vision.

       

“The people that were introduced here at  this program, the people you see here are trained, dedicated, professional people honestly trying to help veterans,” says Joe Nathan Cooper. “They’re not doing it for a check. im living proof of that.”

More than 20 veterans graduated from the program today.

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