Sunday Stories: Steve’s Story

Like many of his comrades in the military, Steve experienced great heartache and trauma while serving our country during the Vietnam War. After his deployment, he entered into a new battle—one for his mental health. He developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and turned to alcohol to cope.

His alcoholism intensified quickly. His wife left him. He lost his job. He lost his home.  In desperate need, Steve turned to Samaritan Place. There he found a loving staff, a comfortable room, 3 meals a day and help to understand his rights and benefits as a United States Veteran. Steve was at Samaritan Place for 4 months and left sober, moving into his new apartment and starting a new job.

“These people are my family now. Samaritan Place helped me get back on my feet, and I just can’t thank them enough.”

As we celebrate Memorial Day, we are grateful for the generosity that has changed so many veterans’ lives at Samaritan Place, and we humbly ask for your continued support to serve even more of these brave men and women far into the future.



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