November 1 at 2:32pm
November Edition of the Community Connector Now Available
For those of us at Interfaith Community Services, we’ve noticed that one of the holidays to often go overlooked comes around every November: Veterans Day.
That’s why our November issue is dedicated to stories about challenges that tend to deeply impact our veterans. You’ll find plenty of other stories between these pages – more stories than any previous issue, actually – but you’ll find that our feature articles this month are about programs like the soon-to-be-opened winter shelters, new employment training programs at Mira Costa College, and San Diego County’s innovative ‘Homeless Court’ program, which are all-too-often touching the lives of San Diego’s struggling veterans.
This is one of those ‘good news, bad news’ kind of things. It is very good news, of course, that there are programs in North County to help the men and women who have bravely served our country. Yet it remains one of the saddest realities of our time that so very many of our nations veterans are terribly vulnerable to unemployment, poverty, and homelessness.
Fortunately, many there are a growing number of organizations and people stepping forward to help, and you can be one of them. In these pages you’ll find inspiring stories of hope, success, and opportunity, and those opportunities are there for all of us.
If you or someone you know is a veteran in need, please call one of the organizations listed in this issue. If you or someone you know can help, by volunteering, by donating funds, or by just helping to make a connection, please get involved today.