Veterans Transition Center (VTC) in Monterey, Ca. provides housing to 56 homeless veterans, as well as an individualized plan for each of those veterans including any supportive services they may need. These include housing, food, clothing, transportation, counseling, and physical fitness and nutrition.
That last aspect, fitness and nutrition, may not be expected of an organization helping homeless vets reach self-sufficiency, but VTC has made it a part of its services and veterans are taking advantage with inspirational results. Fleet Feet Monterey, a local running store, has partnered with VTC to offer a running training program for the organization's veterans. Bill, an Air Force veteran happy for the challenge the running program offers, "I like the hills,” and more importantly “I feel good about myself.”
Read more about VTC, its Vet-Fit program, and the other services it provides to homeless veterans to successfully get them off the street and into housing in this article from California's Adventure Sports Journal.