At a White House ceremony on November 14, 2016, seated in front of Michelle Obama was a woman who not long ago was living from couch-to-couch, sometimes spending nights in her Toyota Venza.
Remembering what she once heard in an orientation class during her active duty days, Veteran Monique Beck, reached out to the VA for help. She was referred to VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System’s Housing & Urban Development-VA Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH). This national program aims to provide necessary education, resources and counseling services to homeless Veterans, or those in danger of becoming homeless.
Though this program, Ms. Beck attended the “Hire MI Vet” hiring event in Ann Arbor where soon after, she was hired by Michigan Ability Partners as a Job Developer where she finds jobs for other Vets. She also completed her Bachelors degree in Vocational Rehabilitation. Ms. Beck was chosen by the White House to attend the White House Summit on Homelessness as part of the President’s “Mayors Challenge to End Homelessness.” According to WhiteHouse.gov, the goal is to bring together partnerships and secure resources to end homelessness across the country. Read More at this Website…Ann Arbor VA.gov