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Elizabeth’s Story

U.S. Air Force Veteran, Elizabeth, who served in the 1950s, unexpectedly fell into homelessness in 2021. She immediately connected with Preble Street Veterans Housing Services (VHS), who secured her a room in a hotel shelter until she could find permanent housing.

“I can’t say enough about Chelli (VHS caseworker),” shared Elizabeth. “She has been there every step of the way. She is so willing to listen and not criticize. The Preble Street caseworkers I’ve talked to always listen and respond in a non-critical, non-judgmental way. No matter what I need, no matter how small it would seem to anybody else, they never make me feel less than or not worthy of their time.”

Elizabeth is an incredible advocate for herself, and with the help of her caseworker she was able to find an apartment that fit her needs within three months! She continues to work with her caseworker to ensure her basic needs are met and that she is able to maintain her housing.

Elizabeth, VHS client