I was without work or support of any kind, living where I could. I encountered a member of the USCOC who counseled me spiritually and offered assistance. USCOC members told me about things I was entitled to and helped me contact the right offices - VA, Red Cross, American Legion. I was even given transportation to appointments free of charge by USCOC Chaplains. The members I encountered helped me every step of the way to build a better life.