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Jail Re-Entry Program: Veteran Finds Hope

Jail Re-Entry Program: Mr. Simon* is an Iraq War veteran who was referred to us by Brothers in Arms, a program assisting veterans at the Harris County jail.  Shortly before Mr. Simon was released, we offered him a bed at our new Jail Re-Entry program during the time Veterans Affairs coordinated permanent housing for him. Mr. Simon was admitted to our program on Jan. 11 this year.  

Although Mr. Simon stayed at 6160 only five days, we had the pleasure of assisting him with clothes and bus passes, and we linked him to an outpatient mental health clinic and The National Outreach program, a Texas Workforce Commission partnership whose mission is to give hope to the people who are homeless and unemployed. Our team also provided Mr. Simon training to help with post-traumatic stress disorder.  

 

When Mr. Simon was discharged, he told us that his time at the Jail Re-Entry program was “the first time in many years” since his grandmother passed away during his deployment in Iraq that he feels that he has a “hopeful future ahead of him”. As he departed he told us “ I hope to be a success story for the Jail Re-Entry program. Thank you for everything.”  

 

*The name of the client has been altered to safeguard his privacy. 

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