"Helping Veterans Help Themselves"
"Alpha Omega gave me a safe, secure place to live and a place to have a new beginning. I was a victim of military sexual trauma, and in spring of 2009 I found myself without a job and unable to find housing due to leaving an abusive relationship.After meeting with a social worker at the Veterans Hospital and within a month after filling out an application, AOVS set me up with a one room apartment with supportive services. I was given the opportunity to become stronger, not only for me , but for my two beautiful daughters as well. I am very grateful for that. Today, I volunteer for AOVS and I am determined to help my fellow veterans in my community, all because AOVS gave me a chance, gave me more than a ' Thank You For Your Service' ".
"I was taken in on short notice by Alpha Omega and because of the love, caring and structure that was offered to me by AOVS I"ve gone from just existing each day to having a purpose for life. I currently just finished my first semester at Southwest Tennessee Community College and I have my own apartment which AOVS helped furnish. AOVS does more than shelters the homeless, it saves lives"
"April of 2010 is when I became a client of Alpha Omega with PTSD and several substance abuse issues. They gave me the support and confidence to make it in life when I didn't have the strength and confidence in myself. They were the reed that was held out to pull me back in. Today I am the Outreach Coordinator and I help other veterans on their path to sobriety. Alpha Omega gave me the tools to be more than a citizen, but to be a man and I don't know what I would do with out them"
"I went into a severe depression after the loss of my mother, and began to abuse substances and alcohol, and for years I was caught by this addiction. I knew in my heart I needed help and I wanted to become the person that I used to be again. I heard about Alpha Omega and I was blessed to be accepted into the program. While working on my recovery I became a staff member and enjoyed working every minute there. I now have ten years of sobriety and I am able to mentor youths as a deacon at my church and reconnect with family members. Thank you Alpha Omega for believing in me."
I became homeless in 2008. I started substance abuse due to depression caused by my best friend dying. I went to the Veterans hospital for help when I found out about Alpha Omega. They gave me a place to stay that was stable and helped me become independent again. I now have permanent housing and more than neighbors, I have a family of fellow veterans that care.
After serving overseas during Desert Storm, I came back to a different world. After battling several demons I gave in to substance abuse. After years of being lost I finally made the decision to recieve the help I needed. That help came from God and Alpha Omega Veteran Services. This program allowed me to regain stability and pursue my goals. Now I have a prosperous and bountiful life with great achievements such as reunion with family, friends, and working career with all of life's possibilities.