“By the time I got here I was a mess. I relocated from El Paso, Texas moving from family member to family member,” said Unce. “You lose your ability to function even some time to make day to day decisions. It’s hard to get stable you are always moving, you can’t seem to be comfortable in one place it’s extremely difficult.”
Vivian decided to move in with her daughter in Port Arthur.
By chance, she landed at the Santa Maria Hostel, a non-profit group backed by the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.
Together they are helping women vets get back on their feet.
“I’ve grown so much through the program, but I have also grown through my spiritual walk with the lord thank you Jesus,” said Unce.
She spends hours praying, reading the bible and signing, something she stopped doing long ago.
Vivian is getting the help she needs, along with many other women veterans just like her.