homeless veterans

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW: JOHN FORD, FORMERLY HOMELESS NAVY VETERAN TURNED POOL SAFETY FENCE ENTREPRENEUR

 

By Miriam Raftery

July 2, 2017 (San Diego) – East County Magazine recently conducted an exclusive interview on KNSJ radio with John Ford about his experience leaving the Navy,  becoming homeless in San Diego, and ultimately becoming a successful business entrepreneur all in one year. 

You can hear the full interview by clicking the audio link, or scroll down for highlights of the interview plus pool safety tips to protect your children.

Audio: 

Interview with John Ford, Life Saver Pool Fence and former homeless veteran

MILITARY VET/AUTHOR DELIVERS KEYNOTE SPEECH TO GROSSMONT COLLEGE

 

By Janis Mork

August 26, 2013 (El Cajon) - On August 12, Brian Castner, author of  The Long Walk, delivered a speech to faculty and staff at Grossmont College on how to reach out to military veterans.

His book, The Long Walk, tells the story of Castner’s outward struggle of serving in combat and inward struggle to find himself again after he had been home for a couple years.  

COUNTY AWARDED MORE FUNDING TO HOUSE HOMELESS VETERANS

 

Federal Funding Could Give 40 More Veterans A Place to Call Home

June 3, 2013 (San Diego) – Some 40 more homeless veterans in San Diego County will gain a roof over their heads after the federal government announced it would award $332,731 to the County’s Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).

REP. SUSAN DAVIS ANNOUNCES FUNDING TO HELP SAN DIEGO'S HOMELESS VETERANS

 

May 30, 2013 (Washington D.C.) – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) announced $1.8 million for San Diego to help homeless veterans as part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH).

“This increase in housing vouchers will help veterans get off the streets and into a place of their own,” said Davis.  “We know that San Diego has a high concentration of homeless veterans.  It’s very difficult, knowing the sacrifices these men and women have made on our behalf, to see them living on the street.  Hopefully, through programs such as HUD-VASH we can help turn these lives around.”

HOMELESS WOMAN IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER FIRE BURNS HOMELESS CAMP, MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES IN LAKESIDE

 

 

Ordeal shines spotlight on East County’s failure to offer shelter for the homeless

“We are too late. We the community of East County have let our homeless vets down again.”  --a reader's post on Fox News story about the fire

 

By Nadin Abbott and Miriam Raftery; photos by Billy Ortiz and Nadin Abbott

May 12, 2013 (Lakeside) – It was a grim Mother’s Day for families displaced by a fire that ravaged mobile homes in Lakeside today, and for a homeless woman veteran who is hospitalized with serious burns.