Path of Life is a proud partner in working to secure permanent housing for homeless veterans. We played a key role in helping Riverside County reach the milestone achievement as the nation’s first large county to end homelessness among veterans. We have offered supportive services to many veterans over the years, including Mr. Smiddy, an Air Force Veteran who was evicted from his home after experiencing an unexpected financial hardship.
Mr. Smiddy first came to Path of Life as a guest of our Community Shelter. He requested services from our Behavioral Health program when he discovered all of his belongings had been removed from his prior residence. This only added to the trauma of his situation as he thought all of his personal items had been lost. The Behavioral Health program was able to offer Mr. Smiddy assistance through crisis intervention and emotional support. They were also able to locate the residence where his belongings were being stored and negotiated a time for pick up. Path of Life provided Mr. Smiddy a U-Haul truck and a local storage unit to hold his personal belongings while awaiting permanent housing.