I am writing to thank your organization and you for the help I have received while staying at your home. I was accepted into your house  when I was at risk of homelessness. l was welcomed with few conditions and was provided a single room for myself. I appreciated that
because I am an older man and have needs for privacy.

I felt comfortable at the house and the use of the house computer, Internet access and television services made my stay there a positive experience. I was only expected to contribute a small percentage of my monthly income toward house expenses. I enjoyed the feeling of community with other guys who served in the military. All and all I felt safe, treated fair and respected as a person.

I hope the Veterans Accession House continues to serve guys like me, who might need a place to live while working through difficult times and transitioning to permanent housing.

I have been at the VA accession house for 6 months. I came to this house because I was homeless at the same time trying to find a job and get into school. With little funds and even smaller resources, I was introduce and accepted into the Veterans Accession House by Leonard Ramirez, CEO of the house.

Since I have moved in to the Accession House , l have been able to do multiple things of progress that I haven’t done before in my time of homelessness. For example, l am in my 2nd semester of school and passing with flying colors. I have time now to focus on what’s important like finishing school and getting another career started, as well as saving money to move out on my own because of this program. This program is very ideal for students and working veterans. It gives you one less thing to worry about and gives you hope to succeed. Awesome place!

Since my arrival at the VAH in September of  2018, my life has changed for the better in so many significant ways. After experience homelessness  twice during the past several years I finally reached out for help and attended a veterans stand-down in Pleasanton CA. There I was fortune to meet my veteran brother Leonard Ramirez representing The Veteran Accession House.

After meeting with Leonard and getting accepted to VAH, many positive changes and blessings started to occur in my life. One being a full time job with benefits with longevity and financial stability. The VAH also helped me become housed and ended my homelessness. Having ended my struggles of being homeless, my health and  well being started, and continues to improve.My seven years old daughter has re-entered my life  and being housed close to her makes my visiting time with her frequent and much appreciated.

Having resources and my hard work along with Leonard’s help while being here at the VAH has aided in these many blessings occurring in my life. My veteran brother that I am  housed with have also given me encouragement and support to help me get back on my feet  and maintain my well-being and stability.

My veteran brother has helped me at times when not much help was offered and not a lot of emotional support was available during my struggles. It so very rewarding and satisfying to have this support and piece of mind that we needed to have so very long. My stability will allow me to improve my way of life for many years to come.

As a U.S. Navy veteran  having served this very great nation  of ours, I am very grateful the VAH and Leonard Ramirez for the help  and support that we received while being here. I have a much better outlook of my life now and I am looking forward  to all the advances and goals I plan to reach in the years ahead.