Once-homeless Veteran no longer adrift thanks to VA community life raft

For Maine Veteran Bill Marinelli, becoming homeless at age 70 was like finding himself floating aimlessly down a river.

“You see people on the banks,” he explains, “but you’re not a part of them.”

He didn’t know it at the time, but a friend, community partners and our staff from the Veterans Affairs (VA) Maine Health Care System would soon form a life raft, rescuing Marinelli from the rolling waters of homelessness and shoring him up with health care, transitional housing and a path to stability.

Click here to read Bill’s story.