Winston-Salem's approach is part of a national shift to a policy called "housing first." It puts the emphasis on getting homeless people into permanent housing quickly, rather than requiring them to first get treatment for issues that might have contributed to their...
Calvin is an Army veteran. After his service, a series of bad decisions led to him being imprisoned. He struggled with addiction for over 20 years. Calvin decided to walk away from a job that was contributing to his addiction. But with no job and a prison record, Calvin became homeless.
Robert, a U.S. Navy veteran, came to VHVH in 2011. After the Navy and struggling with alcohol and drug addiction, Robert found himself in prison. With a prison record and his health deteriorating, he could no longer find steady employment. Robert became homeless.
In a press conference on October 27, the City of Winston-Salem and Mayor Allen Joines announced that the city has met the challenge of housing homeless veterans. Joines said the declaration doesn’t mean that on any day it would be impossible to find a homeless vet....
Tim is a U.S. Navy veteran and graduate of VHVH. After leaving the Navy, Tim worked as a truck driver and lived near his parents and other family. After his parents fell ill and passed away Tim’s life began to come apart.
VHVH Works established a relationship with the Winston-Salem Dash this year to supply food service staff at BB&T Ballpark. Geoff Lassiter, president of the Winston-Salem Dash, says, “VHVH Works initially interested us because we are a community focused organization.”