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.
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
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.