Female veteran finds home at Ashlie House

Female veteran finds home at Ashlie House


BE ABLE TO PROVIDE A HOME FOR LOCAL WOMEN WHO’VE SERVED OUR COUNTRY. AND THAT WISH CAME TRUE.. JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS. OUR SARAH JONES TAKES US TO ASHLIE HOUSE. HOUSE. 00 17 NORA JONES, VETERAN 14:42:36 I CALLED US THE DISCARDED A VETERAN OF THE US NAVY, NORA SAYS SHE HASN’T LIVED IN A HOME FOR A DECADE NORA JONES, VETERAN 14:51:04 I LIVED UNDER A BRIDGE, IN A TENT FOR SEVERAL MONTHS, MY CAR I CALLED IT MY RV TILL IT WAS HIT AND RUN, IT WAS KIND OF MY MOBILE, ANYWHERE ANY PARKING LOT, THE VA PARKING LOT IS A SAFE PLACE TO PARK. NORA SAYS SHE WAS A HOSPITAL CORPSMAN IN THE MILITARY. NORA JONES, VETERAN 14:30:31 I GOT TO WORK IN PSYCHIATRY, PHYSICAL THERAPY, OBGYN AND FAMILY PRACTICE AND AS A CIVILIAN SHE WANTED TO PURSUE HER CHILDHOOD DREAM OF BECOMING A LICENSED NURSE PRACTITIONER. 14:43:09 A LOT OF OUR CREDITS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE. AND WE’RE NOT RECOGNIZED IN THE CIVILIAN SETTING WHEN WE GET OUT. SOME OF THE JOBS TITLES ARE RECOGNIZED. HOSPITAL CORPSMAN OR MEDIC ARMY ARE NOT RECOGNIZED. SO AS A RESULT, SHE WORKED WHATEVER JOB SHE COULD NORA JONES, VETERAN 13:31:17 I WAS A SINGLE MOM 13:41:17 I’VE ALWAYS WORKED MINIMUM WAGE JOBS SO WORKING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK WAS OK UNTIL MY CAR STARTED TO BREAK DOWN HER CHILDREN NOW LIVE WITH THEIR FATHER, AND THEY’RE THE REASON SHE NEVER GAVE UP NORA SAYS SHE LEARNED ABOUT ASHLEI’S PLACE THROUGH AN EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE. PATRICIA BROWN, FOUNDER OF ASHLEI’S HOUSE 15:11:36 WE HELP THEM GET TRAINING, TRANSPORTATION, WORK WITH PSYCHOLOGISTS OR NEED IT, WE ALSO PROVIDE A HOME ENVIRONMENT YOU INSTANTLY FEEL LIKE YOUR IN A HOME AND ASHLEI’S HOUSE IS ONLY FOR FEMALE VETERANS NORA JONES, VETERAN 14:48:36 A LOT OF US GO THROUGH PTSD AND IT’S SOMETIMES IT’S JUST NICE TO BE AROUND OTHER WOMEN . PATRIOTISM FILLS THE ENTRANCE OF THE HOME SARAH JONES, REPORTER: WHY WAS IT IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO HAVE A WOMEN OF HONOR WALL INT HIS HOUSE? PATRICIA BROWN, FOUNDER OF ASHLEI’S HOUSE: BECAUSE ALL OF THESE WOMEN SERVED THIS COUNTRY AND THEY WERE ALL SPECIAL IN SOME KIND OF WAY AND WITH THE SUPPORT OF ASHLEI’S HOUSE, NORA IS PURSUING HER DREAMS NORA JONES, VETERAN 14:54:22 IN THREE YEARS I WILL HAVE MY BACHELORS AS A REGISTERED NURSE SHE SAYS BECAUSE OF ASHLEI’S PLACE, SHE IS ABLE TO BE “POSITIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MANY MANY YEARS” IN INDIANAPOLIS, SARAH JONES, CHANNEL 13, EYE WITNESS NEWS

2 thoughts on “Female veteran finds home at Ashlie House”

  1. If she goes out and has a glass of wine with her girlfriends she'll be viciously slandered an alcoholic and thrown to the streets.

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