A Veteran and His Son Find a Home of Their Own

By Adam Gibbs, June 5, 2015 - 12:54pm

For 12 years, CC and his young son bounced around from couch to couch, lacking the stability and security of their own home. Yet despite the struggles he faced over the years, CC always maintained an upbeat attitude and a positive spirit.

Once a month, we highlight the most uplifting news we can find from across our work. This month, we're telling the story of CC, a 15-year veteran of the US Army who battled homelessness and recently found a home through one of our Zero: 2016 partner communities.

CC fell on hard times and into homelessness in Forsyth County, North Carolina, one of the communities participating in our Zero: 2016 effort. For 12 years, he and his young son bounced around from couch to couch, lacking the stability and security of their own home. Yet despite the struggles he faced over the years, CC always maintained an upbeat attitude and a positive spirit.

With the help of Samaritan Ministries of Forsyth County, CC was recently connected with housing through the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program, and he and his son have recently moved into a place they can call their own.

CC has obtained employment as a Private Duty CNA and is currently enrolled in school, fulfilling his lifelong passion for cooking by pursuing a degree in the culinary arts.  He is thankful for a second chance and said this of the dedicated local team that helped him find housing:  “I’m grateful to all involved. It has allowed me to have my own place to call home, a stable residence, which in turn allows me to further my education and employment goals. Most importantly, it allows my son and me to be together under our own roof.”

Congratulations Forsyth County and welcome home, CC!

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