Ricardo is a United States Navy Veteran. When asked about his struggle when coming out of the military, Ricardo mentions, “Sometimes you have to be retrained to live in civilian life. This place, it helps individuals to do that… whether that be through housing or employment”. Ricardo has been receiving services such as employment assistance, meal assistance and case management from Veterans Place for the past seven years. Ricardo describes what he likes about Veterans Place by explaining, “Everyone who comes through the doors are welcome with a friendly greeting and if we see a new face, it’s like ‘Hey man, how you doing? I’m such and such’ You know, so it’s very warm and welcoming”.