On this episode of 'Homeless in San Diego: Real People, Real Stories,' host Greg Anglea, CEO of Interfaith Community Services, is joined by colleague Mitchell Snow, Case Manager for Homeless Veterans at Interfaith. Mitchell shares with listeners his path from Interfaith volunteer, to intern, to staff person and how earning his Masters in Social Work from USC defined his life's work helping homeless veterans move off of the streets, into transitional housing, and eventually into homes of their own.
Mitchell then introduces Phillip, an Army veteran who served in Vietnam during the 1970's. Phillip shares with listeners his journey transitioning into civilian life, the struggles he faced after becoming incarcerated, and how he has maintained hope through all of life's ups and downs.
Calls to Action:
In Phillip’s own words, recognize that there are thousands of veterans living on the streets in San Diego and across the nation. Make a difference in their lives by making a donation to an organization helping veterans, or volunteer with an agency like Interfaith Community Services.
Connect any homeless community members you may know and encounter with resources and community partners like Veterans Village of San Diego, Community HousingWorks, Interfaith Community Services, and the Veterans Administration.
If you are a veteran in need of services, stop by the new County Building for Veteran Services at 1701 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92058. This new building is a one-stop shop for veterans in need of programs and services, and is right across the street from Interfaith’s own Veteran Service Center.