Bobbie, Homeless Female Navy Veteran
NEEDS COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE NOW!!!
Years Served and Branch: 2 Yrs US Navy
Location: Long Beach, CA
Why she needs help:
Bobbie entered into homelessness in 2012. Her husband passed away in 2010 and after the death of her husband she had a difficult time managing funds and eventually lost her job and home. She has 2 minor aged children whom she would like to have with her. Currently the children are with a family member until Bobbie has her own place. She is not service connected, but CMP is helping her get connected with the right people to push her claim forward.
Bobbie getting food from the back of a truck
Since 2012, Bobbie has been shuffled from one nonprofit to the next and has not received any long lasting support. What people don't understand is that after 90 days from the day a government funded nonprofit contacts you and there is no contact, the case is closed. There is no follow up, no assistance, nothing. A lot can happen in 90 days when someone is living on the streets. Things get stolen, lost, or worse -- taken by the authorities, which has happen to Bobbie many times.
She is now in the process of getting her State ID, social security card, and VA card. In the meantime, she has been on the streets. CMP can secure up to $1,000 in a hotel, but then our funding runs out.
Bobbie is safe right now in a motel.
We will continue to cover her story, but she needs the help of the community.
CMP provides the following assistance to Bobbie, FOR FREE:
- Paperwork for the VA, and directing Bobbie to the people who will MAKE things happen
- Hotel stay
CMP is asking that the community help with the following needs:
- Clothing for entire family (estimate $100 from thrift store)
- Food (estimate $200)
- Transportation (CMP can secure a car for no more than $3,500 and we'd like to pay for first month insurance, usually $40-50/m)
- Furniture ($1,000)
- First month apartment rental payment (they want to live within 10 miles of Long Beach, CA so around $2500)
Estimated total: $7350
I know this seems like a lot, but this is the cost for CMP to completely get this veteran off the streets for good. No other organization is willing to do this. The county programs spend 1,000,000s of dollars to "help" people who are homeless, but nothing is really being done. This solution is very little compared to what we spend as tax payers.
NOTE: CMP will be doing follow up visits with them and will post updates on this page. Please make sure to bookmark to follow his story to success.