MACV Veteran Story: Mark
“MACV transformed my life by providing me with a second chance. They didn’t just offer me assistance. They believed in me and helped me find an affordable apartment.” -Housed National Guard Veteran Mark
When Mark hit rock bottom, he felt defeated and unfamiliar with seeking help. As a 62-year-old, he lost his job and had four surgeries; after being behind on rent, he was facing an eviction and had lost motivation to rebuild his life.
But then, he found MACV.
Overwhelmed and exhausted, Mark had little faith in the referrals and phone calls that were supposed to help him. However, MACV was different.
“I was in a dark place, and MACV insisted they could change my life. During my first intake with MACV, hope was sparked!” -Mark
Mark spoke of his life-altering experience with Hamdi, his case manager. He described her as a beacon of light. He says, “She looked me right in my eyes and was able to assist me. She followed through with my plan and helped me along the way.”
Now, Mark resides in a secure and affordable apartment, actively working towards rebuilding his life. He accesses additional MACV services, including financial coordination, to ensure his journey to independence continues. Mark advises fellow Veterans to to embrace the MACV opportunity. “Once you hear about MACV, step into it. Work with them. MACV is different; they aren’t a referral nightmare; they will help you!”