Connecting Point: Veteran Victory Farm
Last season we introduced you to Leslie Lightfoot, the founder and CEO of Veteran Homestead. Lightfoot has created six unique facilities for Veterans in New England and Puerto Rico, and her hope is to replicate these across the country. Last month producer Dave Fraser visited one of these facilities, a farm in Fitzwilliam, NH. The farm is one of several programs of Veteran Homestead, Inc., a private non-profit that treats veterans for medical and psychological problems. The veterans who live and work on the farm arrived because no other therapy and counseling programs worked for them. Many ended up there because they are homeless, and have substance abuse issues, as a result of trying to cope with post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injuries.
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