Success Stories


Cordell Tolor U.S. Army (1967-1970)

Cordell entered our facility on September 1, 2014. Cordell suffered from substance abuse and incarceration. He began his journey doing all the right things. He attended support groups for his substance abuse problems and followed his service plan closely. It did not take long to see Cordell's motivation to take advantage of this second chance. LVS also connected him with the VA for additional support and resources available to him. Cordell quickly became a leader and mentor for new residents of LVS. Exactly one year from moving in we were able to find housing for Cordell. Due to incarceration and other barriers, finding housing was difficult. His hard work along with case management from LVS landed him an apartment that he loves. Cordell was such a model client that we offered him a job. He is now working for LVS as a shift supervisor providing oversight and monitoring for his former peers. WAY TO GO CORDELL!! WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!!!

James Zeise U.S. Army (Vietnam Era)

James was one of our Bridge Housing clients. When he arrived there was already a housing plan in place for him. When he arrived he had no income or job. However, we began the process of getting James eligible for Social Security Disability Income. We were successful and this income would be the security James needed to support permanent housing. We were happy to be a bridge for James to get to permanent housing. He needed a place to catch his breath and prepare for his new beginning. Without programs like LVS, guys like James spend years attempting to navigate all of the red tape and paperwork of this process through the VA Hospital. James we salute you for your service. We wish you the best and we are proud of you!!!