I hope everyone had a fun and safe new year. Our first episode of 2017 is with James “Jim” Davis. Jim is an Air Force Veteran and currently does Veteran Outreach for Pathways to Housing DC.
Jim has lived an interesting life. For more than a decade, Jim led a nomadic life of homelessness. He wandered around the country, taking odd jobs in the wilderness to barely get by. When he wasn’t set somewhere through work, he wandered off to other states looking for adventure. When he finally emerged from the woods and began his journey back into civilization, he used VA to overcome some adversities in his life. Now, he uses these experiences to reach out to Veterans at Pathways to Housing DC. The mission of Pathways to Housing DC is to transform individual lives by ending homelessness and supporting recovery for people with disabilities. They do good work, and Jim is committed to serving his fellow Veterans by connecting with them through mutual experiences.
Jim Davis used photography as a distraction to aid him during recovery
Covered in Episode Twelve:
- Cities ending homelessness
- Interview with Air Force Veteran James Davis
- Jim’s decision to join the military.
- His first years out of the Air Force
- Leaving his marriage
- Becoming homeless
- Recovering from homelessness
- His work at Pathways to Housing
- Using VA’s homeless resources to get assistance
- #VeteranOfTheDay Air Force Veteran Christopher Ford
The full transcript for episode 12 can be found here.
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