Sidekick Salute: Josh, Army Veteran

Meet Mr. Adventure: Josh, Army Veteran

Josh is an Army Veteran and served from 2002-2003. When asked why he enlisted in the Army, he said it was because of his dad. His father was a Vietnam Veteran who served in the Army from 1965-1968.

Josh first heard about the VIC in 2017 when he was enrolled in the VIC Supportive Services for Veteran Families program; SSVF is an initiative of the Veteran Affairs Department to promote housing stability among very low-income Veteran families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing. A few years later, Josh found himself at a crossroads and struggling with drug abuse. He contacted the VIC and enrolled into our Transitional Housing program where he has been since January. With the help of Robin, his Case Manager, Josh is working on an individualized plan to overcome his obstacles and achieve his long-term goals.

When asked which “Mr. Men / Little Miss” character he associated with the most, Josh said, “Mr. Adventure.” Unlike Mr. Adventure, we’re pretty sure Josh has not been bitten by a tiger while on Safari.

Each month, a VIC Resident is chosen by the staff as the Resident of the Month; this accolade is compiled using a variety of factors such as volunteer hours, completion of program requirements including attending life skills training classes or relapse prevention classes.