This year we honor a new group of veterans at our annual dinner. Those who have overcome loss and adversity, persevered in spite of that, and now are achieving success. Every year we have the honor and opportunity to recognize those people as Profiles of Courage. They are the reason we exist as an organization. They exemplify our goals and remind us why we do the work we do.
Last year we honored Alexandra Crichlow, John Page, Sr., Jonathon Lee, Sarah Oldridge, and Bill Boehm. Veterans often suffer from the unintended and unexpected consequences of military service, such as post traumatic stress or military sexual trauma. Those consequences can severely impact veterans for years and lead to self-medication, homelessness, broken families, inability to maintain a job, severe anxiety, depression, and even suicide. It is our duty as an organization to address those problems and it’s our duty as communities to have systems of care for those unintended consequences.
We invite our supporters to attend this year’s event. Meet our latest profiles and get to know the community of veteran supporters. It is an opportunity for us to raise funds to continue our work of serving veterans in the Bay Area. We serve 2,000 veterans every year with housing assistance, benefits advocacy, employment and training services, and counseling services for our veterans.
Join us at the dinner and support our veterans and our work. We look forward to seeing you there.
Find out more on the Veterans Day Dinner website.