Ted Goes Home

"Ted" came to us last year, a developmentally disabled veteran, who was sleeping on the streets. He was not diagnosed with his disability before the age of 18, which is required in order to obtain services through the Department of Developmental Disabilities.
 
Ted worked closely with the Justa Center staff in order to obtain benefits through Social Security, which now takes about 16 months. While trying to work his way through the system, he slept behind a pharmacy in downtown Phoenix. 
 
Fortunately, we were able to reunite Ted with his family, and he is now living with his sister and has a room of his own. He continues to wait on Social Security, but his waiting has been eased by no longer having to live on the streets.