Veteran Navigator Program: Maurice’s Success Story

Maurice (“Max”) is a Veteran of the US Air Force and Hurricane Katrina survivor who has struggled with depression and homelessness. When he was referred to the Endeavors™ Veteran Navigator Program in San Antonio, Maurice was living in his truck after an eviction and other setbacks but quickly showed commitment to improving his life and building a new future.

The same day Maurice entered the Veterans Navigator Program he was moved into housing with food and necessities to help him transition to stable housing. Soon after enrollment, Maurice was approved for an apartment through one of Endeavors’™ long-standing partnerships with a local apartment manager. With the help of an Employment Specialist, he also began working.

Within months, Maurice secured a position at a car dealership detailing vehicles and his story was an example of success. After several months of working, he experienced another life-changing setback when his mother passed away and he became the sole caretaker for his disabled younger brother.

Maurice left his job to focus on parenting but continued moving forward, beginning his own mobile car detail business and enrolling in a local entrepreneurship program. To help his new business succeed and grow, the Navigators also helped him purchase the equipment needed to fit his vehicle with supplies needed to complete mobile detailing requests.

Eight months after joining the Veteran Navigator Program, Maurice now provides services to over 15 cars weekly, allowing him to sustain his apartment and continue to care for his brother.

Thank you to USAA and the Disabled Veterans National Foundation. Grants from these organization help to support the Navigator program and employment advancement opportunities for our Veterans.

For program information or if you know a homeless Veteran, please call 210-431-6466