Sidekick Salute: Josh, Army Veteran
Updated: Aug 10, 2022
Josh is an Army Veteran and served from 2002-2003. When asked why he enlisted in the Army, he said it was because of his dad. His father was a Vietnam Veteran who served in the Army from 1965-1968.
Josh first heard about the VIC in 2017 when he was enrolled in the VIC Supportive Services for Veteran Families program; SSVF is an initiative of the Veteran Affairs Department to promote housing stability among very low-income Veteran families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing. A few years later, Josh found himself at a crossroads and struggling with drug abuse. He contacted the VIC and enrolled into our Transitional Housing program where he has been since January.
When asked which “Mr. Men / Little Miss” character he associated with the most, Josh said, “Mr. Adventure.” Unlike Mr. Adventure, we’re pretty sure Josh has not been bitten by a tiger while on Safari.
Each month, a VIC Resident is chosen by the staff as the Resident of the Month; this accolade is compiled using a variety of factors such as volunteer hours, completion of program requirements including attending life skills training classes or relapse prevention classes.