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February 14, 2014

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February 14, 2014

I became a client on May 7,2008. I was severely depressed and coming off of an alcohol induced psychotic episode. An HVAF outreach worker met with me as I was being discharged from the VA hospital. I spent 13 months in their intensive rehabilitation program and another 2 years in HVAF supportive housing. During that time I enrolled in computer training courses and then into college, eventually becoming employed for the VA. The end of my time with HVAF came in October of 2011 shortly after I became employed with VAMC. Although my parting with HVAF was not what I had hoped for I still give them 4 stars today. An unknown had made false allegations against me and mistakes were made. I cannot hold them accountable for the ill will of someone I do not know. Mistakes happen in organizations this large who work to help so many. I only know that because of them, I am alive, sober, and loved by my family again. Most case workers of that period are gone now and Dr. Haenlein is still a champion to me and so many other vets. He and HVAF will always have my respect.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Encourage and foster a greater sense of understanding between parties when difficult situations present themselves. Bring back those who have had success after years of sober living and being contributing members of society.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

October 14, 2011

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October 14, 2011

HVAF took me from deralection and degradation, a herion additc,homeless,spiritually, emotionally, and physically bankrupt, put me in housing, reintagraded me into society as a caring and responsible person, I owe this organization, my life, with out them I very likely would not be here today...

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

That it literally saved my life...

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand there resorces, to help more people

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

How did you find this group?

Through the VA hospital

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

I came from homeless herion additc, to HVAF employee

October 13, 2011

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October 13, 2011

Hvaf is one of the best places for vets in theireyes vets come firdt no matter what iam a client at one of there locations I am a alcoholic
with there help I have been sober going on six mth I was down and out no place to go and they open their doors and heart to me they gave me a new look on
life I want to live now thank you HVAF you saved my life


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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

October 13, 2011

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October 13, 2011

After my wife died in 2004, I spent a year hiding in the bottom of a Jack Daniels bottle. When I reached the bottom of the pit that I had dug, I finally asked for help. A friend took me to HVAF and the healing began, in spite of myself. They saved my life...there is no better way to describe the experience. There are tears welling up as I'm typing this, as I know I would be dead if it were not for them. Semper Fi.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...every aspect of my life. Not a day goes by without drawing on what I learned there.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

MORE $$$$$, because there is so much need for their services.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

How did you find this group?

A friend, fellow Vet, and former intern with HVAF took me there.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

The ability to forgive myself and understand that I deserve some happiness in my life.

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