More than 1,750 homeless or near-homeless veterans in Alabama have already received help from Priority Veteran, a program of United Way of Central Alabama. But more cases in need of assistance are coming to light every day as a result of the program’s “No Stone Unturned” effort. It’s an aggressive push to reach out to the family members, neighbors, friends and fellow church members of sometimes-hard-to-find veterans to encourage them to get help.
Priority Veteran provides veterans with intensive one-on-one assistance to locate stable permanent housing and help them remain financially stable. Case managers help their clients with needs such as creating a Housing Stability Plan, accessing medical or mental health services, enrolling for veterans’ benefits, job-search assistance and financial coaching.
Such is the case of Adrias Scott, an Army veteran who became ill, couldn’t work and then became financially unstable. He reached out to Priority Veteran when another veteran made the suggestion. Adrias says his life is now back on track. Click here for more from his interview with WSFA in Montgomery.