Confronting COVID-19: Joe Rivera

Joe Rivera is a combat veteran who served seven years in the United States Army. He lost his job due to Covid-19. As a result, he became homeless and sought assistance from the Volunteers of America Texas Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP).

After receiving employment and training assistance, he was granted financial help to receive training to be a crane operator and has secured a full-time job with great pay. His previous experience and new training gave Joe the edge he needed to be selected for the job.

 His previous experience and training gave Mr. Rivera the edge he needed to be selected for the job. As a result, he became homeless and sought assistance from VOA HVRP. 

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