The Veterans Housing Facility in San Jose, Calif., is a program devoted to getting homeless veterans back on their feet. With a resident service history ranging from World War II to Operation Iraqi Freedom, the VHF offers over 150 veterans a safe space to search for jobs, permanent housing and the counseling they may need to cope with civilian life.

                 

The "Stateside" series aspires to give viewers a brief and intimate look into the battles that didn’t end when service did.


Part I, Robert:

Robert D. Villeseas, ST., a veteran currently living in Veterans Housing Facility in San Jose, Calif., shares insight on coping with the transition from military to civilian life.


Part II, Steve:

Steve Kramer is a Vietnam-era veteran who began serving in 1973 as a kitchen cook. Kramer, currently residing in Veterans Housing Facility in San Jose, Calif., has been homeless for 13 months and said he can relate to veterans who have battled drug addiction upon returning from service. Kramer, who said he is over nine years drug-free, is planning to move into his own apartment soon.


Part III, Hank:

Hank Provost is a Vietnam-era veteran who began serving in 1974 in a top-secret facility, working in communications for the Air Force. In 1981, he moved with his wife to Silicon Valley, hoping to implement some of the skills he acquired from his training in computers. Provost is currently homeless and is residing in Veterans Housing Facility in San Jose, Calif.


Produced by:


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PHOEBE BARGHOUTY

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CAROLINA WILSON