Nearly three dozen veterans will journey into a new life, after recovering from addictions, and graduating from the Volunteers of America of North Louisiana's Veterans Transitional Living Program.
The non-profit held its second annual Veterans Victory Celebration Sunday evening.
The graduates were given certificate of completion and many of their families were there to honor their accomplishment.
Veterans are referred to live in the transitional facility. They have up to two years to stay clean from drugs and alcohol, work or go to school, and save money so they can live on their own. The facility can house up to 56 people.
During the program, veterans work closely with the social workers from the Veteran's Administration to help them get their lives back on track. They are also given three meals a day and a treatment plan.
In order to graduate, they must demonstrate to staff members that they are dealing with their issues, are going to stay clean, and are working towards changing their lives for the better.
For more information, call the Homeless Care for Homeless Veterans unit of the Veteran's Administration. (318-990-4401)