Story of Shane

Branch: USMC Location: Orange, CA Shane got connected with CMP through a homeless activist. In 2015 Shane started becoming more and more ill, therefore not being able to work. His wife, lost her job as well due to taking time to help Shane. They have 4 children, 1 who is autistic. The children are all […]

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Story of Lance

Branch: US Army Location: Orange, CA In 2010, Lance and his wife lost their jobs. It was a downward spiral from that time on and they have yet been able to recover. They have 3 children, but due to his sons being over 13, they cannot stay in a shelter with them. The boys are […]

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Story of Bobbie Lynn

Years Served and Branch: 2 Yrs US Navy, Honorably DischargedLocation: Long Beach, CA UPDATE 9/10/19: Bobbie is in contact with her social workers and is working on getting SSVF funding. CMP is no longer taking funds for Bobbie but we are in contact with her and will provide updates as informed. UPDATE 2/4/19: She has […]

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Story of Victor

Branches: USMC and Army Reserve) Location: Long Beach/Santa Ana, CA Update: CMP bought Victor a car January 26 2019. We wanted to make sure he could make his medical appointments on time. We were $1500 short of our initial goal, but CMP rather have credit to pay than leave a Veteran stranded. He can also […]

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Story of Arthur

Branches: US Marine Corps, US Navy, and US Army Reserve Update: Car was delivered to Arthur at the end of December. Around Dec 10, 2018 we received a message on Facebook about a father of 2 young boys (7  and 5 yrs old) who was in need of a new vehicle. After speaking with him, […]

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Story of Trey

Trey, Navy Veteran Trey is a Navy veteran we were able to help him catch up on some bills. He tried to do it on his own, but recently the bills were just too much for his family and he had two babies instead of just one. He is now living in Indiana with his […]

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Story of Sarah

Sarah, Navy Veteran After being honorably discharged from the Navy, she had to apply for disability. While she waited for her disability status from the VA, she lived off her life savings and ended up maxing out her credit cards. Sarah (27) is a Navy veteran. We were happy to answer the call to help […]

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Understanding the Needs of Female Veterans

I walk into the room where a female only luncheon is held, arriving 1 hour late. I felt bad that I was late, but then again I did stop for water and ice on the way over, which I knew was greatly needed. A former council woman speaks to the women present, the majority being […]

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Story of James

I’m calling this post part 1 because I’ve talked to a few people this past week who are homeless. This is one story. The story of James, the homeless veteran in Dallas, TX. So it’s been a very busy week. I was going to post something last Sunday, but I needed to let a few […]

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Have you thought about Giving Up?

I used to care more about others: their lack of a smile, the lack of family support, and the lack of knowing how to be independent and getting an education.  As I am in my late 60’s, I realize that over the last ten years I have become more selfish. Maybe be it’s because I […]

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Which Nonprofit do I give to?

With so many causes out there to choose from, “What are you most passionate about?” The question really is, “What are you most passionate about helping NOW?” It’s hard to pick just one, I know. Everything seems so close to us, too close to home. With things like cancer, heart disease, child abduction, autism, animal […]

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