For Sara, life after service was tough. She had trouble adjusting back into civilian life, developed a substance abuse problem, and became homeless. She was living in her car, had been robbed, and was desperate for help when she was connected with the United Way Mission United network of services.

Through the Mission United network, Sara worked with a case manager who would help navigate and access critical resources. She started therapy and outpatient treatment and has been able to achieve sobriety and build a stable foundation. She got involved with a housing program through which she was able to get an apartment and she has even started a new job helping other veterans transition into life after service.

With help from the Mission United network, Sara has plans for the future and the confidence to make them a reality.