On this episode of ‘Homeless in San Diego: Real People, Real Stories,’ host Greg Anglea, CEO of Interfaith Community Services, is joined by CEO of Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD), Kim Mitchell, and army veteran Rod Gabriel.
“Every veteran has raised their right hand, has committed an oath to serve and do something beyond themselves; yet, veterans are disproportionately represented among people experiencing homelessness,” says Greg. Army veteran, Rod, shares his inspirational story about the homelessness he experienced after serving in the military. His journey includes imprisonment, addiction, and homelessness, until he found VVSD, which helped him on his road to recovery and finding his path as a successful entrepreneur.
Calls to Action:
Visit the VVSD website to learn how you can get involved and help build public awareness
Be proactive in helping homeless veterans. Encourage them to seek services.
Have compassionate in outreach toward homeless veterans and do not make hasty assumptions.
Check out the Annual Stand Down: Stand Down 2019 is June 28th – June 30th at San Diego High School
Support organizations like VVSD and Interfaith financially and by volunteering.
Support veteran-owned and operated businesses such as Rod’s gym, Fit 2 Ripped