Community Action: Helping Veterans

Luther, a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, had a good job as a police officer in Florida, but he was forced to leave that position to return to Ohio to care for an ill parent and was unable to find another position.A local veterans organization referred him to the...

Community Action Helps Veteran Find Job

Tammy, an LPN, Navy veteran of the first Gulf War and mother of seven children lost her job while on maternity leave. Her husband was unable to work due to a back injury and was in the process of filing for disability. Consequently, the family was struggling to meet...

A Win-Win Situation for Employer and Employee

David, an army veteran who served as a fire control equipment specialist in the 1980’s was laid off, had exhausted his unemployment benefits and feared losing his home. He had never used his VA benefits before, but he visited the Scioto County One Stop, run by...

Homeless Veteran Finds a Home and a Job with Community Action

David, a Navy veteran of the first Gulf War, found himself homeless after losing his job and going through a divorce. The father of two was staying at a homeless shelter in Fremont, Ohio when he turned to WSOS Community Action for help.WSOS is one of six pilot...

Community Action Helps a Struggling Veteran

A veteran from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan (Gulf War-era II) was sentenced to attend the Fathers Matter program at the Community Action Commission of Erie, Huron and Richland Counties as part of an alternative sentence after violating his probation for his charge...