|Lamont at HVAF|
“It was really scary because for years I had grown used to needing my strength and relying on it to do my job. Now, I could no longer do any heavy lifting. I didn’t know what I was going to do," he said.
Lamont filed for disability in June 2014. He waited. Without a steady job he became homeless. Lamont stayed with family and friends and in December 2014, he came to HVAF for help with housing. At HVAF, he met a case manager who helped change the course of his life. A case manager’s role is connecting veterans with benefits, employment opportunities as well link them to other resources. Lamont was encouraged to follow-up on the disability benefits process. He was awarded disability benefits and is permanently housed.